Jumbo and Ophir Grades, Historic Mule Trains to Nevada’s Riches- A Ridge Route Above the East Shore of Washoe Lk.

I first heard of this ride moving to Reno in early 2000. It was considered a popular training ride by cross country racers but I never knew exactly where the route began. It wasn't until years later that I noticed the trailhead signs off Eastlake Blvd. in Washoe City pointing out Jumbo Grade. Eureka, I …

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Ride Report: Hills on the West Side above Spanish Springs

My rides in this area, from road rides up Eagle Canyon Rd to dirt rides through Hungry Valley and Hungry Ridge to the north inspired me to find a route through these hills. The maps showed Dolores Dr ending on dirt roads on public lands (BLM) so I figured I could find a route paralleling …

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