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    norcal ride with kids? shuttle preferred he's 9

    Hey there hoping you guys can help me out,

    I'm taking my 9yo down to six flags in vallejo from s oregon next weekend and want to make some stops and ride. He's 9 but proficient -- does bike park, blues, and can do a 1000ft climb.

    We've done the Mt. Hough shuttle and he loved it (except for the pedal back to town). I'll call them but weather might be a problem.

    I see Rockville and a bunch of stuff around Sacramento but I've never ridden there.

    Any rec's from the norcal hive?

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    I've been taking my son to Hoot trail in Nevada City. Been taking my son(12) a couple of years and its always the trail he wants to go. Sometimes we do laps of Hoot by taking a left at the bottom back to the market. Other days we take a right and add in Pioneer trail that has a bunch of fun bob sled features. The climbs are on gravel roads and just tough enough for that epic feel. Check out trailforks to figure out the loops.

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    Check out the #i5shredcorridor communities of Mt Shasta, Redding, and Weaverville. Mt Shasta has a shuttle service provided by Shasta Gravity (https://www.shastagravityadventures.com/), but I'm not aware of any shuttles in Redding or Weaverville. On the plus side, Trinity Trail Alliance in Weaverville just paved the pump track.

    If you decided to detour over to Weaverville, message me and I can help hook you up with a local rider to show you around.

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    You could get a nice ride at Rockville ,only a 3 or 400 hundred foot climb from the parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    You could get a nice ride at Rockville ,only a 3 or 400 hundred foot climb from the parking lot.
    Ouch. R-ville might be a little rugged for a 9-year-old. Then again, I don't have kids, so, find some vids to help you decide. Pete's site may help.

    rockville california mountain biking pictures photos and helmetcam mtb videos

    Good lard, who's the fahag with the Lefty?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Ouch. R-ville might be a little rugged for a 9-year-old. Then again, I don't have kids, so, find some vids to help you decide. Pete's site may help.

    rockville california mountain biking pictures photos and helmetcam mtb videos

    Good lard, who's the fahag with the Lefty?!?
    Those photos depict some vintage stuff. I think my kid can do most of what's on there but he sure wouldn't look as classy as those guys.

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    Presumably you're travelling I-5? Redding has nice stuff as noted above. As does the very south edge of Oregon but that's close to your home?

    Close to Vallejo is Napa Skyline. But might be too much climbing.
    Crockett -- similar? Smoother than Napa Skyline.
    Note that in both cases you either go through or almost to Vallejo if coming from the north.

    Not much along I-5 south of Redding--it's mostly flat rice fields.

    Maybe Chico (Bidwell) has some options? Never been.

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    Thanks guys I appreciate it. We are coming from Ashland so we've ridden shasta and redding. Plan on doing mt hough again, maybe the rockville trails before we head back.
    Might hit the redding jump line on the way back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmtb View Post
    Presumably you're travelling I-5? Redding has nice stuff as noted above. As does the very south edge of Oregon but that's close to your home?

    Close to Vallejo is Napa Skyline. But might be too much climbing.
    Crockett -- similar? Smoother than Napa Skyline.
    Note that in both cases you either go through or almost to Vallejo if coming from the north.

    Not much along I-5 south of Redding--it's mostly flat rice fields.

    Maybe Chico (Bidwell) has some options? Never been.
    Crockett just had a couple of oil tanks blow up- not sure I'd want to ride in that vicinity.

    Bidwell is all up, then all down.
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