Online Pre-Registration only from March 5 thru April 24. Click HERE to go online to pre-register.
We approach that wonderful time of year when April is ending and the first weekend of May is with us. Spring Fling is just the thing. Get yourselves all pumped for CCBR’s premier event of spring 2016.
As everyone loved the last location, this year we have the Fling in the same place We will be riding to the American River Resort in Coloma, situated on Highway 49 between Auburn and Placerville.
Coloma is located at an elevation of 791 feet and has everything you want in an historic gold mining town.
On January 24, 1848, an event occurred in Coloma that would radically impact the history of California and the Nation. James W. Marshall was building a sawmill for Captain John Sutter, using water from the South Fork of the American River. He noticed several flakes of metal in the tailrace water and recognized them to be gold. Though he tried to keep it a secret, the word spread quickly, and triggered the California Gold Rush of 1849.
Olde Coloma Theatre
Olde-tyme melodramas are performed Friday and Saturday nights from April to December. Come boo, hiss and cheer! Great for all ages. 380 Monument Road 530-626-5282530-626-5282
New this year will be Bob Kuykendal leading a Saturday ride to an interesting old gold mine:
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is the site of California's largest "hydraulic" mine. Visitors can see huge cliffs carved by mighty streams of water, results of the gold mining technique of washing away entire mountains to find the precious metal. Legal battles between mine owners and downstream farmers ended this method. The park also contains a 7,847 foot bedrock tunnel that served as a drain. The visitor center offers a short video on hydraulic mining and exhibits on life in the old mining town of North Bloomfield.
What’s included in your weekend?
Friday and Saturday night camping with the Sierra Rizing Bakery catering Saturday night's BBQ dinner. Dinner will consist of BBQ sausage and chicken, spinach salad, citrus dressing, Orzo salad with sun dried tomatoes and peas, and red potato salad. (Supply your own boo... er beverage). Then on Sunday morning, enjoy a catered continental breakfast as well as cooked Broccoli and cheddar, ham and Swiss quiche, granola and yogurt. Between meals, CCBR will have the bottomless coffee urn going so everyone can be well caffeinated. Hot showers? Sure thing. There are BBQ pits and fire rings so bring marshmallows and anything else you want to consume or imbibe around the fire.
A couple of camping areas are set aside for us as last year and are near all the amenities, with trees for shade. We have the cabin right next to the camping/eating area we used last year so we will be closer together than ever, yay, or not.
There are other cabins available close to the river and motorcycle camping areas for those with an addiction to communing closer to mother earth:
RV’s and cabin campers make your own reservation please.
Address: 6019 New River Road,
Coloma, CA - 95613
Phone: (530) 622-6700(530) 622-6700
CCBR members, their children, and/or their partners:
$35 per person
Personal guests who are pre-registered by CCBR members:
$45 per person
Other non-members please go to www.ccbr.org, click on "JOIN OR RENEW" and follow the prompts to become a CCBR member.
For those wishing to use their GPS.
Lat. 38.798576, Long. -120.885393.