Come join Placerville Bike Shop on our
Annual Solstice Mountain or Road Bike Ride
**It’s primarily a mountain bike ride, but you have the option of a road ride instead.
Location: Mormon Immigrant Trail/Iron Mountain Road, meet at the information booth 3 miles passed the Sly Park Dam at the times listed below for either mountain bike ride or road ride.
Distance: Mountain Bike- 21 miles, Road Bike- 10-21 miles, it just depends on route
Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Bike riders meet at 5:15pm
Advanced Mountain Bike Riders meet at 6:00pm
All Road Riders meet at 6:00pm
After Party: Pot-Luck BBQ at the Information Booth, call the bike shop with any questions
Join Placerville Bike Shop’s team for “May is Bike Month.” Challenge yourself to riding a certain amount of miles and log them on the website:
Just register and follow the directions. When you come to the part about picking a bike club or team select “Placerville Bike Shop” in the drop down menu and begin riding and competing with us! It’s that easy! Sign up and start riding. Keep checking back here for new rides, or get added to the email list (email@example.com) to hear about what’s coming up!
Come out and join us for a Wednesday night bike ride, starting now and going through Sept/Oct. Join a great group of people, enjoy great company and food afterwards. Check out the “Rides” page to see what is coming up each week and when and where the ride will be. Most work with all fitness levels, but check in with the website or call the shop just to be sure. Helmets are also required on all rides.
(This Wednesday, April 10, has had a time change, so check it out to make sure you have it right)
Also, we have started a Beginner Men’s/Women’s Bike Ride. The first two are scheduled on the El Dorado Bike Trail and you can read more about them on the “Rides” page. They will either take place up here in Placerville or down on the American River Bike Trail in Folsom. Be sure to check those out as well, they are open to both men and women!
**New Email! If you want to receive emails about upcoming rides, sales, and coupons for the shop send an email to: PlacervilleBike@gmail.com with your name and email to be added to the list!
***Hope to see everyone out riding and enjoying the GREAT Spring Weather! ***
The weather is warming up and so we’re clearing out the winter gear. Come and get it before it’s all gone.
The Placerville Bike Shop is pleased to announce that we have a 2013 Mountain Bike Race team! The guys first race was in Cool, CA on March 10, 2013 and they did really well. Spencer and Avery placed 1st and 2nd in the Beginner ages 16-19 category and Aaron placed 1st in the Beginner ages 1-15 category. The race team will be racing Prairie City this year and we look forward to continued success. Feel free to come and join us and try your hand at mountain bike racing in Prairie City. It’s Wednesdays starting April 3 and going through June 12. See their website for more details: www.racemtb.com
[See this trail map in Google Maps]
Hello, my name is Bob Molinari (Aka, “Bicycle Bob”) and I bought Placerville Bike Shop 33 years ago. A California native, I grew up in Santa Rosa riding my Schwinn Varsity all over Sonoma County. Those days I could ride all over town and not get run over by speeding cars or better yet, speeding cars driven by texting teenagers. It goes without saying, times have changed, and these days most parent’s won’t let their kids of any age ride on the street. They are not free to roam and experience this kind of freedom that we did as kids. TRAILS PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS!
At Placerville Bike Shop we work on approximately 1000 bikes a year and sell 300-400. We can see that despite changing times bicycling remains to be a very popular activity. During the summer months people from outside the arewa contact the shop inquiring about local rides. Many of my customers drive to Sacramento to ride the American River trail, and spend lots of money on restaurants and shopping in that area. TRAILS WILL HELP BOOST OUR ECONOMY AND KEEP THE MONEY IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Join us in supporting trails in El Dorado County. Visit the “Friends of El Dorado Trail” WEBSITE and get involved!