Ride Report; Fort Churchill Road

This ride was originally inspired by Adventure Cycling's Bike Your Park Day, which was September 24, 2016. As a celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Adventure Cycling's 40th, and National Public Lands Day, riders were encouraged to take advantage of reduced park fees and get out and ride your park. Unfortunately I had a …

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Ride Report; Ophir Road and ridge above Pleasant Valley

Today's goal was to revisit the Ophir Rd/ Jumbo Grade area before our next winter storm came to Reno. I also wanted to make this ride from my house vs driving to where the pavement ends. Stormy weather and shorter days are working against us but getting out on the bike never disappoints. I met …

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Ride Report; Winnemucca Ranch Rd and Tule Peak

Winnemucca Ranch Rd (WRR for brevity's sake) has always drawn me to it and I would pick it as Reno's number one gravel-grinder. Located off Pyramid Highway about half way between Sparks and Pyramid Lake it is easy access to a vast network of dirt roads between prominent mountain ranges dry lake playas. My first …

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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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