Category Archives: paved

Columbia Airport-College Loop

The Airport-College Loop is a useful road bike ride for¬†riders who are not used to hills, who are working on getting back into shape, or for anyone visiting Columbia who wants to include a short and not too demanding ride … Continue reading

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Columbia, Sonora, Tuolumne, and Twain Harte Road Loop

Excepting Groveland, the most densely developed areas of Tuolumne County are oriented east to west along Highway 108, and to a lesser extent north to south along Highway 49. The best low-traffic paved roads near Sonora are either south of … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Loop

The Salt Spring loop is as well known as any bike ride in the foothills partly or maybe mostly due to its use for the Copperopolis Road Race in the early spring. It’s a lovely ride with varied terrain, great … Continue reading

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Marshes Flat/Priest-Coulterville Roads

This set of rides with three options extends south into Mariposa County. There are large pullouts on SR 120 near Jacksonville Road or at the intersection of SR 120 and SR 49 at Moccasin for parking. If you’re up for … Continue reading

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Wards Ferry Road/Priest Grade

Wards Ferry Road crosses the Tuolumne River canyon at the east end of Lake Don Pedro¬† and connects Sonora to Groveland and Big Oak Flat. A bike ride on Wards Ferry is an adventure unto itself with steep descents on … Continue reading

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South of Sonora #1

The most easily accessible road bike rides in the County are in the agricultural area south of Sonora and Jamestown. There is a network of top notch country roads with very low traffic in this scenic area featuring open ranch … Continue reading

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