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Northern California District
Release Date: 10/09/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-10-1

Fall Colors Highlight Bizz Johnson Trail Weekend Bike Ride

Autumn colors are adorning the Bizz Johnson Trail between Susanville and Westwood in northeast California, and a great way to enjoy the scene is from the saddle of a mountain bike.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will make a fall color outing easy with the annual Fall Colors Ride and bus shuttle on Saturday, Oct. 17.  The shuttles enable mountain bikers to organize one-way rides without the logistics of arranging their own vehicle shuttles.

Bus shuttles will leave from the Susanville Railroad Depot Visitor Center, 602 Richmond Rd., at 8:30 and 11 a.m., dropping riders and their bikes at Devil’s Corral, Fredonyer Summit, Mason Station or Westwood.  Depending on the stop, cyclists can ride 7, 12, 18, 25 or 30 miles back to Susanville. Bus fares will vary depending on the stop. Riders should arrive at the Depot a half-hour before departure time.

Stan Bales, an outdoor recreation planner with the BLM, said the fall color ride is popular, and encouraged riders to reserve shuttle space by calling the Depot at (530) 257-3252.

The trail follows the path of the historic Fernley and Lassen Railroad, winding through forests and the Susan River Canyon.  The trail crosses the river 11 times on massive wood and steel railroad bridges, and passes through two historic railroad tunnels.

More information is available from the Depot or the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, (530) 257-0456.


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