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Mountain Biking

With the spring weather it's time to hit the local trails.  Nevada City offers some world-class mountain biking, much of it accessible directly from downtown.  If you’re looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists…
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Nevada City Dirt Classic

Spring in Nevada City is a great time to get on your mountain bike and hit the trails.  The YBONC organized Nevada City Dirt Classic is coming up soon, three days of cross-country series for all ages and levels.  Mark your calendars for…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

One of the more popular local hikes in Nevada City is the Deer Creek Tribute Trail.  I've written numerous blog posts about the trail over the years, with the new suspension bridge, Art OnSite and the Chinese Bridge.  If you've never been,…
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Celebration of Trails

This Saturday, May 30th is Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day and the Bear Yuba Land Trust has organized an entire day to encourage folks to get outside and enjoy the trails.  A full list of the day's activities can be found online here.…
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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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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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National Trails Day

This Saturday, June 7th is National Trails Day and the Bear Yuba Land Trust has organized lots of events to help encourage folks to get outside and enjoy the trails.  A full list of the day's activities can be found here.  So whether you're…
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Mountain Biking Scotts Flat Trail

Scotts Flat Trail is a swooping 4 mile mountain bike trail that begins near the Old Five Mile House off Hwy 20 down to Scott Flat Lake. It was completed last spring by a group of 40 local volunteers from the Forest Trails Alliance in coordination…
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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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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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Purdon Crossing Bridge

The Purdon Crossing bridge over the South Yuba River is currently closed and under construction.  The 120 year old bridge at Purdon is a "one of a kind" says Joshua Pack, Principal Civil Engineer for the County.  The bridge was in need…
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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…
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Hirschman Trail

What would our county be without all the wonderful volunteers that keep our community vibrant?  This Saturday about 20 volunteers from the Bear Yuba Land Trust and BONC got together to work on areas of the Hershman's Pond Trail.  Led…
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Holdrege and Kull Fall Classic

Because the weather has been great, and the fall colors make bike riding so satisfying, Holdrege and Kull, that fine engineering firm in town, once again sponsored a community mountain bike, road cycling, and hike followed by a band and…
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Mountain Biking Truckee to Nevada City

A crew of 8 hardy and adventuresome mountain bikers recently rode  from Truckee to Nevada City, successfully completing an almost all dirt 70 mile ride.   Dan Goldsmith and Matt Reynolds spent weeks researching the route, which included…
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Mountain Biking Hole in the Ground

Have you been to Hole in the Ground?  The 18 mile mountain bike ride starts up at the summit.  "One of more popular, close by/out of the area mountain bike rides, people love to escape and try to something different," Duane Strawser, of the…
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Grouse Ridge Mountain Biking

Earlier this month a team of dedicated volunteers (including a pair of goats) put in some long hours to help maintain the mountain biking trails up at Grouse Ridge.  Bicyclists of Nevada County (or BONC as its known around here) organized…
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Nevada City Mountain Biking

New Zealander Nicole Ranger mountain biking Round Mountain Trail and Hudson Trail in Nevada City.  She thinks the trails here are "awesome."  She enjoyed the added technical challenges of the rocky terrain.  If you're looking for riding…
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Bike & Hike Event

The 2012 Bike & Hike Event took place today at Seven Hills School.  The fundraiser for the Nevada City Schools had something for everyone; road rides, hikes, obstacle courses, tricycle races, silent auction, taco lunch, plus more.  Lots…
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Nevada City Mountain Biking

It's spring, time to dust off the bike and hit the trails.  If you're looking for a community of riders try BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County) or stop by the Outside Inn for a map of some of our local singletrack rides, you're bound to find…