Mother Lode Ride
The Mother Lode dual sport adventure explores some of the richest hard rock mining sites and historic gold rush towns in the central Mother Lode. Riders will explore historic dirt mining roads to some of the richest hard rock mines such as the Freemont mine, Bunker Hill. You will also have the opportunity to view Ironstone’s 44 pound gold nugget which is the largest crystalline gold nugget in the world. Yes that's correct, this unique crystalline gold specimen weighs a remarkable 44 pounds with an appraised value of over $3.5 million.
You will also have the opportunity to view Ironstone’s 44 pound gold nugget which is the largest crystalline gold nugget in the world. Yes that's correct, this unique crystalline gold specimen weighs a remarkable 44 pounds with an appraised value of over $3.5 million.
Riders will have the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting, remote twisty curvy single lane back roads that exist including remote dirt mining roads through forgotten mining towns. If you’ve been looking for fun twisty curvy single lane roads and fun dirt roads this is the adventure ride you’ve been looking for. The California Mother Lode, is a world famous hard-rock gold vein stretching northwest to southeast in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The California Mother Lode is a zone from 1.5 to 3.7 miles wide and 120 miles long, extending from Georgetown in El Dorado County to the north, through Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, south to Mormon Bar in Mariposa County. Shortly after the discovery of gold on the American river in 1848 the rich Mother Lode was discovered in the early 1850s, during the California gold rush.
The Mother Lode zone contains hundreds of mines and prospects, including some of the best-known historic mines of the gold-rush era. Individual gold deposits within the Mother Lode are gold-bearing quartz veins up to 49 ft thick and a few thousand feet long. The Mother Lode was the most productive gold-producing districts in the world during the California Gold Rush. Riders will explore historic dirt mining roads and some of the richest hard rock mines in the central Mother Lode.
Single-Day Ride (20 rider max)
This dual sport adventure ride is perfect for medium to large dual sport adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated 'mild to moderate' with lots adventure.
Ride distance: 200 +/- miles round trip (75+/- miles dirt roads)
One gas stop (125 mile range required)
Lunch at Ironstone Winery (lunch NOT included)
Date: Sunday April 8, 2018
Meeting time: 9:00 a.m.
Meeting location: Starbucks Folsom
Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx. 5pm)
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