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Bike Travel Weekend, June 3 - 5, 2022


Honoring the Western Express Route - Auburn to Benicia

Start Location
Auburn, CA
Number of participants
8
Ride Description

The route is predominantly paved roads and paved bike paths (American River) with a relative easy elevation profile. The second day is possibly long and hot. The first night stay is at Folsom SRA, at Beals campground. The second night is optional, and is at a hiker/biker site near Winters, CA.

There is the option to make it a two-day trip, for example ending the second day at Sacramento or Davis, if you are not comfortable with the uncertainty of an unreserved hiker/biker site. The last day is going home for me to Benicia, but Martinez just across the bridge has an Amtrak station, or Vallejo has a ferry to San Francisco.

Getting to Auburn on the first day may be tricky, since Amtrak only services one daily train each direction, and at less than convenient times, which may require arriving the day before.

The fee for the first night ($41) will be shared evenly. I'll be driving from Benicia, CA using a rental car and can bring one additional participant, which means we would be sharing that cost (~$150/2). If I can find a better transportation solution this would change. Everyone is on their own for food and any other expenses. Contact me for the route.

Friday details

Mileage
21
Friday overnight location
Campground

Saturday details

Mileage
66
Saturday overnight location

Campground

Sunday details

Mileage
44

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