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Nevada City Classic

The 56th annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race tore through the streets of historic downtown Nevada City.   The annual Father’s Day race challenges even the most elite of cyclists as the criterium race winds around 7 turns over 1.1…
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Celebration of Trails Day

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day is coming this Saturday, June 4th.  The all day, free event organized by Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off with a number of ways to get out and enjoy the local trails. Hike from Black Swan to…
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Nevada City Classic

The 55th annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race tore through the streets of historic downtown Nevada City today.   The annual Father’s Day race challenges even the most elite of cyclists as the criterium race winds around 7 turns…
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Amgen Tour of California

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2 start in downtown Nevada City was the place to be this morning.  The 10th anniversary cycling road race includes 18 of the world's top professional cycling teams, which include Olympic medalists, Tour…
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Mountain Biking

Nevada City is known as a world-class mountain biking destination and if you haven't been out cruising the trails, now is the season.  If you're looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County), YBONC (Youth…
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Jim Rogers Memorial Ride

The 6th annual Jim Rogers Memorial Ride took place on Sunday afternoon.  The group bicycle ride is to honor Jim Rogers, who was killed in 2010 by a motorist who was texting and driving.  The celebration is also a chance to educate the community…
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Get outside: skiing, hiking, biking and more

Hello January, I've been thinking of writing a blog post about places to go skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and all sorts of other fun winter outdoor fun, but we're currently experiencing a spring fever.  So while we wait for Mother Nature to…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The new Deer Creek Tribute Trail suspension bridge is open and the extension of the trail is a great new addition to the downtown Nevada City trail network.  "This new segment of trail and this new pedestrian bridge are part of the larger…
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Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race

The 54th annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race tore through the streets of historic downtown Nevada City today.   The annual Father’s Day race challenges even the most elite of cyclists as the criterium race winds around 7 turns…
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Jim Rogers Memorial Ride

The fifth annual Jim Rogers Memorial Ride took place today, to honor one of Nevada City's memories and to educate the community of safe cycling and driving practices.  Jim Rogers was killed in 2010 by a motorist who was texting and driving.…
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Snow Mountain NID Trail

While we wait for the rain to return to California, why not head outside and soak up the sunshine.  Snow Mountain NID trail is one mile up Highway 20 and offers a level easy hike along the irrigation ditch.  So grab your bike, your kid, the…
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Loma Rica Bangor Loop Ride

Lots of sunny days in Nevada City this month, what to do when the skiing up the hill isn't calling your name?  Hop on your bike!  "This lack of winter is a worry for all of us, but I have to say it is a boon for cycling.  We drove 20 minutes…
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Triathlon Club

Is your New Years resolution to get in shape?  Have you ever considered doing a triathlon?  Are you inspired by the ladies at the Barbara Schmidt Millar Triathlon?  There's a new tri club forming right here in Nevada City.  The Soles…
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Why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year!  I love our community and have put together a list of a few of the reasons why I love Nevada City. Community: I love the small town vibe of our community, whether it's people helping others in need, small town businesses…
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Thanksgiving Cycling Events

Eat too much turkey?  Maybe it's time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air!  This weekend there are a number of great outdoor themed events, if you missed the Turkey Trot there's still time to join the Bear Yuba Land Trust Turkey Trek. …
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Nevada County Images-Josh Miller Photography

The 7 reasons I love living in Nevada County, By Josh Miller I'd like to welcome a special guests to the Outside Inn's blog, Josh Miller, a local photography whose work I have long admired.  After his photo graced the cover of Nevada County…
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Cycling around California

The Outside Inn hosts some of the coolest guests, today's crew including 6 mates from Australia who are on a self guided cycling tour around the northern part of California.  Their trip will span 4 weeks and cover 1000 miles.  Ferdy, the…
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Cycling Nevada City to Downieville

Today's blog post comes from my mother, Evans Phelps, who is an inspiration to many of us in her continual quest for new outdoor experiences .  This week she took a ride with her new touring bike from Tour of Nevada City and shared some…
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Nevada City Classic Cycling Race

The 53rd annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race tore through the streets of downtown Nevada City today.  The annual Father's Day race challenges even the most elite of cyclists as the criterium race wides around 7 turns over 1.1 miles and…
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Top 5 Things to Do with Kids

Contributed by Kathy Spoto Here are my top five things to do with kids in Nevada County on a sunny day.  First up, pull on your cowboy boots and gallop over to Purpose Ranch.  Wranglers welcome visitors to make friends with 26…
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Biking to Hirschman's Pond

Looking for a fun family friendly activity?  Go check out Hirschman's Pond in downtown Nevada City. The trail head starts at the bottom of Cement Hill Road, a mere mile from downtown Nevada City.  The first 1/2 mile of the trail is wheelchair…