BLM offering fall colors bike ride and walk on Bizz Johnson Trail

Bus and bike shuttle services offered for a small fee

Fall colors in the Susan River Canyon along the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail.    Photo by Jeff Fontana, BLM.

SUSANVILLE, Calif.  – Mountain bike riders and hikers can enjoy fall colors peaking on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail, when the Bureau of Land Management and Lassen Rural Bus offer a special shuttle service, Saturday, Oct. 23.

Participants should call the BLM at 530-257-0456 to reserve shuttle space.  There are separate $2 fees for the bus and the bike shuttle; exact change is appreciated.

Riders and walkers should meet at 8 a.m. at the historic Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road. The bus and bike shuttle will depart at 8:30 a.m., and stop at the Devil’s Corral Trailhead, where participants can ride or walk seven miles back to Susanville. 

The bike ride is ideal for families. Participants can choose the Bizz Johnson Trail route, which is smooth and gentle, and mostly downhill or flat on a smooth gravel surface, or the more challenging single track Southside Trail.  The route follows the Susan River, crossing multiple times on historic railroad bridges, and traversing through two historic railroad tunnels.  The BLM recommends wide-tired or hybrid bikes. 

More information is available from the BLM in Susanville at 530-257-0456.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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