Registration opening soon
The Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club invites you to venture with us onto the levee back roads of the Sacramento River Delta during the 34th Tour of the Sacramento River Delta (TOSRD), an overnight bicycle tour from Brannan Island State Park to the state capital and back.
All you have to do is check-in a small bag at the starting point, ride, and enjoy the day. Refreshments and your bag will be waiting for you in Sacramento when you arrive at the motel.
Enjoy the sights! Ride the delta levees, experience a cable ferry ride and more!
TOSRD is proud to provide our riders with a scenic backroad trip through the Sacramento River Delta. Starting at 9:00 am, you meander on levee roads from Brannan Island through Isleton; then, farther down the road encounter the Howard Landing cable ferry for a short river crossing. Continue at tree top level along Steamboat Slough, and on to Delta High School in Clarksburg for lunch.
Old Town Sacramento
Traveling north, your path takes you along the picturesque Sacramento River and into the Old Sacramento Historical District near the state capitol and on to the motel. After you’re settled into your room, you can return to wander through the many shops, enjoying the "old town" atmosphere. The motel provides a shuttle or it's a short walk, bring your flashlight. Remember to visit the renowned California Railroad Museum and play at the water district fountain.
Rooms, Dinner, and a Dip
At the motel you can stretch those tired muscles in the hot tub or swimming pool. Dinner can be purchased at local restaurants.
Sunday’s Return via Locke/ Walnut Grove
The next day the sun rises early on riders eager for the return trip. After a breakfast provided by the motel, you head out of town to tour the river bike path and go through pleasant neighborhoods. Bicycling along the levee route, you go through historic Courtland, the Chinese community of Locke, on to Walnut Grove and Isleton, and finally to Brannan Island for a barbecue feast. At Brannan Island, you will find your bag awaiting you.
The route is flat both days with probable headwinds Sunday. There will be ample hours of daylight. All stragglers will be picked up by 4:30 p.m. each day. Each day is approximately 60 miles. What do I bring? Riders bring themselves, a bicycle (please have it checked to be in good working order), a helmet, tubes, tire pump and water bottles. Bring after-ride clothing, swimsuit, and personal toiletries in one small duffel bag.
Note: At Brannan Island, there will be a two-day fee for entering the park and leaving your car overnight. When last checked the fee was $10.00 per vehicle.
YOUR ENTRY FEE PROVIDES SUPPORT - START TO FINISH
FOOD! - Saturday we will provide snacks during check-in and bag drop-off. Lunch will be provided in Clarksburg and snacks available at the motel. Saturday evening dinner will be on your own in "Old Town" or local restaurants within walking distance of the motel. Sunday breakfast will be provided at the motel and snacks on the route in Walnut Grove. Enjoy a barbecue lunch at the finish on Sunday.
MOTEL! - Your entry fee also includes your overnight Saturday stay at one of Sacramento’s cozy motels where you can kick back by the swimming pool Saturday afternoon or evening. We will make your motel reservations.
FULL SUPPORT! - Sag support is provided. Frequent sweeps of the course will be made throughout the day.
All gear will be transported from the starting point, to the motel in "Old Town" Sacramento, and back. Bags will be available on Sunday at the barbecue lunch.
All riders receive a commemorative TOSRD 2017 suprise gift.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!
No i-pods, ear buds or headphones of any type permitted
Because of the arrangements that have to be made for food and overnight accommodations, all riders must be pre-registered. Entries must be received by September 10, 2017, no exceptions. For reservation information call Bonnie at 925-828-5299. On-line registration available June 1, 2017.
A TOSRD confirmation will be emailed after October 1st with directions to Brannan Island State Park and other details.
A weekend of fun for only:
For further information:
Via e-mail: TOSRD@valleyspokesmen.org
For general questions: Francie Cushman (925) 719-2256
For registration questions: Bonnie Powers (925) 828-5299