On September 6th Steve and I flew down to Reno where we were picked up at the airport and driven the 2 hours west to Downieville. Our friends at Santa Cruz Bicycles have often mentioned how great the riding is in these mountains and finally invited us to join them for a couple of days to test some newly released bikes; The second generation Bronson and 5010!
In case you weren’t sure where Downieville is, it is in Sierra County California. Downieville sits beside the Yuba River, at an elevation of 2,966 feet (904 m), with a population of 282. The town has it’s roots back in the mid 1800’s when the GOLD RUSH was flowing big time and thousands flocked to the town to stake their claim! To get to the land claims, a maze of trails were created. Fast forward over a hundred years and those same trails were the sick single track we rode!
Thanks again to Santa Cruz Bicycles for such an amazing trip! I can’t wait to ride those trails again! I have a Bronson 2 on order for myself as well as a few pallets full of Bronson’s and 5010’s for the store.