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Northern California District
Release Date: 10/26/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 or (530) 260-0189 (cell)  
News Release No. NC-11-08

BLM Offers Second Fall Colors Bike Shuttle on Bizz Johnson Trail

A cold autumn rainstorm hampered the annual Fall Colors Bike Ride on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail on Saturday, Oct. 23, so the Bureau of Land Management is offering a second outing on Saturday, Oct. 30.  Colors are vibrant along much of the trail.

A recent expansion of the Lassen Rural Bus service allows participants take the bus between Susanville and Westwood, while the BLM and Lassen National Forest transport bicycles.  There are two ride options.

In the first option, the bus and agency bike transport will leave from the Susanville Railroad Depot Visitor Center, 601 Richmond Rd., promptly at 8:30 a.m., dropping riders and their bikes at Devil’s Corral, Fredonyer Summit, or in Westwood.  Depending on the stop, cyclists can ride 7, 18, or 30 miles back to Susanville.  Participants should arrive at the Depot a half-hour before departure to register, pay fees and load bicycles.

In the second option,  participants can drive to Westwood, park at the visitor center, 462-885 Third St., and then bicycle on Lassen County Road A-21 (Ash Street) north about 5 miles  to the west end of the Bizz Johnson Trail at the Mason Station Trailhead (the turn is marked with signs). Detailed directions to the trailhead are available on the web at From there, the trail ride is 25 miles back to Susanville.  It takes three to six hours, depending on stops and riders’ abilities.

The bus and agency bike transport returning to Westwood depart from Main and North Gay Streets in uptown Susanville promptly at 4:15 p.m., so riders should plan their days accordingly.

Riders are encouraged to reserve bike transport space by calling the Susanville Railroad Depot at (530) 257-3252.  Cyclists will pay a fee for bicycle transportation and also will pay a small bus fare.

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


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Last updated: 10-26-2010