A donation of land from Vidler Water Company fills a gap between the trail on the perimeter of Empire Ranch Golf Course, and Riverview Park, making the trail route available all the way from Mexican Dam to Deer Run Road. The Board of Supervisors accepted the donation yesterday at the board meeting. The last remaining link will be a bridge over Eagle Valley Creek, which will take some time to accomplish with necessary design and then grant funding. Muscle Powered has always supported completion of this trail, as well as extensions up and down river, and with the network of trails in and around Carson City.
A group of eight rode the Carson River Loop this Sunday. We met at Mark Twain Elementary, rode out Nye to Deer Run Rd, around the Carson River Loop back to Fifth St, along the new multi-use path up to Saliman, and back to Mark Twain, about 13 miles. Group leader Vickie Pritchett is leading a ride every weekend through April 17 to prepare for the Wildflower Century (or one of the shorter rides) on April 25.
Rider Nick just moved to Carson City and was glad to find a group to ride with, and amazed by the spectacular scenery, good riding roads, and bicycle facilities. Therisa, Paul, Kelly, Lee, and Anne are regulars. This was my first group ride in a long time, and I enjoyed it.
The weather was perfect, cold at the start but comfortable by the end, and little wind. Our pace was moderate, not the lycra fueled pace of some groups, the sort of things that anyone who bicycles can join in. The series of rides does become longer, topping out at about 44 miles, so that’s a good reason to join in early and get in shape.
The ride dates, meeting locations, and approximate mileages are on the Muscle Powered / Bike Carson calendar (link above).