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Old 02-23-08, 04:15 PM   #1
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Family rides in Gold Country?

Hi all,

In April a bunch of family is going to rent a house just outside of Jackson. We are considering bringing our bikes and have varying levels of experience. Any nice recreational/family riding spots in the Jackson-Sutter Creek areas? I recall seeing some nice backroads with wineries a few years back, but I wasn't cycling back then so don't have any sense of if it's safe to ride.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 02-23-08, 07:19 PM   #2
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Hi all,

In April a bunch of family is going to rent a house just outside of Jackson. We are considering bringing our bikes and have varying levels of experience. Any nice recreational/family riding spots in the Jackson-Sutter Creek areas? I recall seeing some nice backroads with wineries a few years back, but I wasn't cycling back then so don't have any sense of if it's safe to ride.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Shoot, I could help you out if you were headed a bit south of there... I'll see if I can dig up any info on that area and post again!
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The surrounding wine country is very nice, and relatively uncrowded. Roads are narrow with no shoulders though. Anywhere in the foothills is A+++ riding, but may not be the best for young kids. Look for state parks/campgrounds in the area; they'll usually feature a couple miles of uncrowded road and good scenery. I know you'll not be too far from Big Trees SP. Take a ride there with the kids one day; a kinetic wine tour another day.
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Thanks, tprevost and humboldt'sroads! I like the sound of Big Trees State Park AND that kinetic wine tour.
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