Tours & Zodiacs

Upcoming events

    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Feb 2019
    • Borrego Springs, Palm Canyon Resort
    Ride:     240       Moderate/Hilly       Flexible

    Leader:     
    Dennis King, 284-4555, velo_king@sbcglobal.net
    Dale Johnson, 284-5208, davijohnslckr@comcast.net

    Description:     
    Arrive Sunday, February 10; Riding starts
    at 9:00AM February 11. We'll ride Monday through Thursday and stay at the Palm Canyon Resort offering RV sites or rooms. Marie and I will be in RV space 131 and Dale will be in space 133. Call the Resort (1-800-242-0044) to make room and RV site reservations. Another option is the Anza Borrego State Park Camping at ANZA-BORREGO DESERT SP, CA - ReserveAmerica about 2 miles away from Palm Canyon Resort Palm Canyon Hotel Rv Resort - Borrego Springs.  Book now. We will be riding out to the Salton Sea, up Montezuma Grade, up Yaqui Pass, and visit the desert sculptures, Borrego Springs Skyart Sculptures of Ricaro Breceda.
    Mileage ranges from 25 to 80 miles, but there are many options. Most people will leave Friday morning, February 15, to head home. However, there’s great hiking in Anza Borrego State Park if you want to extend your trip.
    Don’t forget the social hour every afternoon after the rides.


    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 14 Mar 2019
    • Santa Cruz, Hotel Solares, 600 Riverside Ave.
    Ride:      200        Hilly      Flexible

    Leader:     
    Sandy Yarrow, skybike2@gmail.com
                       Clayton Boudreau, cmboudreau1@comcast.net  phone H. 916 424 6030, cell 916 201 3371


    Description:     Hotel Solares, 600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95606. Phone (831) 458 9660. Website www.hotelsolares.com   The rate is $101.77 per night, tax included for a total of $305.31 for three nights. The rate is the same for a room with two queen beds or a king bed. This is a 10% discount off their standard rate.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Sacramento Wheelmen when booking your room. They are not charging for parking this year.
    RIDE ITINERARY (Mar 11-14):
    Monday: Granite Creek-Scotts Valley Loop. 20 mi, 1489’ climbing. Ride starts 1:00 PM at Hotel Solares.  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4092585
    Tuesday: Pescadero-Tunitas Creek, 55 mi, 6147’ climbing. Ride starts at 10:00AM in Pacadero.  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7058148
    Wednesday: Gizdich Loop. 49 mi, 2700' climbing. Ride starts at 9:00 AM Hotel Solares.  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12488070
    Thursday:  Rodeo Gluch-Soquel Loop. 22 mi. 1298’climbing. Ride starts at 9:00 AM at Hotel Solares.   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4190108
    To print a cue sheet for any ride click on the ridewithgps hyper text, a printable route sheet is available there.
    The after ride social will be in the patio. There will be soft drinks, water, beer, wine and snacks available. There will be a $15 per person for those participating to help cover the cost.



    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Jun 2019
    • Mammoth Lakes
    Ride:      200       Hilly/Mountainous       Flexible

    Leader:     
    Dale Johnson, 284-5208, davijohnslckr@comcast.net     Dennis King, 284-4555, velo_king@sbcglobal.net

    Description:    
    June 24 with four days of riding starting on Tuesday (June 25 to 28). Rides will start at 9:00 AM from New Shady Rest Campground Site 89. The rides include: Tom's Place and Rock Creek Rd; Devil's Postpile and Red's Meadow; the June Lake Loop with options for more miles; and Mammoth Lakes Basin. Campers and RVers can make reservations at New Shady Rest Forest Service Campground (recreation.gov). There several motels nearby for the non-campers. Contact the ride leader if you are going and for motel information.


    • 04 Jul 2019
    • 07 Jul 2019
    • Boise


    Tandem Rally in Boise.  Details to follow.  So far we have three team signed up.

    Dan Anglim

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • Oregon near Corvallis
    Ride:      400        Hilly        Flexible

    Leader:   Tim Koch, 488-8218,mailto:mtkoch44@aol.com  

    Description:    
    The Oregon Tour for 2019 will be from July 21-27 with commute days to and from the Corvallis-Albany KOA on July 20 & 28.  We travel about 60 miles/day on the average. The route will be as follows:
    Day 1 Corvallis KOA -  McMinnville Air and Space Museum(Home of the Spruce Goose)
    Day 2 McMinnville to Vernonia
    Day 3 Vernonia to Astoria
    Day 4 Layover day in Astoria
    Day 5 Astoria to Tillamook
    Day 6 Tillamook to Lincoln City
    Day 7 Lincoln City to Corvallis-Albany KOA
    Cost is $300/rider and includes 3 meals, beer, wine, 2 SAG vehicles and 2 trucks to carry all your camping gear.  This is a camping tour were we stay at schools and campgrounds.  If you want to stay at hotels along the way you are responsible for all your transportation to and from the hotel.  Maybe you would need to set up an Uber account.  No matter where you camp for the night you are expected to work on one cook crew during the week.  We travel the backroads of Oregon and in the Northwest part of Oregon with 4 days near the coast, we should be out of any smoke should there be some forest fires.  We definitely will escape the heat and maybe the smoke of the Sacramento Valley.
     
    Ride Leader is Tim Koch mtkoch44@aol.com


    • 09 Feb 2020
    • 14 Feb 2020
    • Death Valley

    This is a Joint Sacramento Wheelmen and Bike Hikers Tour, February 9-14, 2020 (four days of riding starts Feb 10 and ends Feb 13)

    Please make your reservation for the ranch at The Oasis at Death Valley ASAP; we signed a group contract for deluxe/standard rooms or RV/Tent sites at Fiddlers Campground. 

    GROUP NAME: Dennis King Group

    CALL (760) 786-2345
    Ask for group reservations and use 
    Block Code #835471
    The agent will assist in confirming each individual reservation.

    DETAILS 
    ARRIVAL 2/9/2020 (Sunday; after 4:00 pm)

    DEPARTURE 2/14/2020 (Friday; before 11:00 am)
    COST PER NIGHT FOR ROOMS
    Deluxe (on ground floor)/standard (could be on second floor; there are no elevators)
    $ 195.00 Group Rate
    $   12.00 Resort Fee
    $   24.84 (12% Tax)
    $ 231.84 TOTAL PER NIGHT
    $ 1159.20 GRAND TOTAL 5 NIGHTS

    Third person in room with existing bedding is $20 per day; Rollaway beds are $20 per day
    Unlimited WiFi

    CANCELATION POLICY
    A deposit of the first night’s room, tax and Resort Fee is due at the time each reservation is made and the room deposit remains fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to arrival.

    No Shows will be charged the first night’s room, tax and Resort Fee and in the event the guest wishes to utilize any or all of the remaining reservation, the reservation must be reinstated (subject to availability at the time of reinstatement).

    SETTLEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS
    Guests will need to present individual credit cards upon arrival. An incidentals hold will be placed on the individual credit card per room. All individual guest incidental accounts (anything you charge to your room) must be paid in full upon departure. 

    NOTE: MAKE YOUR RESERVATION SOON.  WE DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY ROOMS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER RESERVATIONS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON 2/1/2019, 7AM MTN TIME.

    CAMPING??
    FIDDLERS CAMPGROUND is at The Oasis of Death Valley.  Use the same reservation call-in number and block code # for the Dennis King Group.  These sites do not have water, sewer or electrical hookups and are back-in only..


    RATE: $18 + $12.00 Resort Fee + $3..60 (12% Tax)= $33.60 per night ($168 for 5 Nights)

    OTHER CAMPING OPTIONS CLOSE TO RIDE START/GROUP ACTIVITIES 

    You’ll have to do your own research; and it’s important to pay attention to the first day reservations can be made.  You do not want to miss this first day opportunity to reserve site.

    Call  1-877-444-6777 or visit recreation.gov  The National Park Campground in Death Valley includes three campgrounds near our group activities and ride start:

    •. FURNACE CREEK (Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance, but can be made up to 6 months in advance.)

    •  SUNSET (basically a parking lot: first come/first serve; no reservations.)

    • TEXAS SPRINGS (on hill top; first come/first serve; no reservations.)

     

    The National Park Furnace Creek Campground has only 18 sites with full hookups. These are 50 amp hookups and water. Note:  It is rare to to stay in one of these sites without reservations.

     

    RV hookup sites are also available at the concession-run Stovepipe Wells RV Park and the privately owned Panamint Springs Resort.  HOWEVER, these camping sites are NOT near our group activities or ride start.

     

    GROUP MEMBERS WITH DISABILITIES

    When making your reservation, notify them of any special access, medical, physical or other requirements. Note: The Company shall not discriminate against persons on the basis of disability and will seek, to the extent feasible, to accommodate the needs of group members with disabilities. Due to the historic nature of the some of the Resort facilities, certain facilities and activities may be unsuitable for people requiring wheelchairs or scooters. Also note that certain Resort facilities are not equipped with elevators. 

     

    Questions? Email us or call:

    Dennis King 916-284-4555

    Marie Schelling 916-548-8750

    Dale Johnson 916-284-5208


Past events

08 Jan 2019 Napa Zodiac
01 Oct 2018 Paso Robles Zodiac
10 Sep 2018 Wheelmen Italy Tour 2018
01 Sep 2018 Secrets of Hokkaido Tour
04 Aug 2018 2018 Oregon Club Tour
22 Jul 2018 RAGBRAI 2018
24 Jun 2018 Bicycle Tour of Colorado
18 Jun 2018 Lake Almanor Zodiac
21 May 2018 Santa Cruz Zodiac Rescheduled
30 Apr 2018 Guerneville 2018 Zodiac
12 Mar 2018 Santa Cruz Zodiac RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 21
09 Jan 2018 Napa Zodiac
02 Oct 2017 Paso Robles Zodiac
30 Sep 2017 Ride to Paso Robles Zodiac
25 Sep 2017 Lake Tahoe Zodiac
28 Aug 2017 Germany Tour
29 Jul 2017 2017 Oregon Crater Lake Club Tour
12 Jun 2017 Mt. Shasta Zodiac
01 May 2017 Guerneville Zodiac
13 Mar 2017 Santa Cruz Zodiac
05 Feb 2017 Borrego Springs Zodiac
10 Jan 2017 Napa Zodiac
28 Oct 2016 San Francisco Zodiac
26 Sep 2016 Wheelmen Italy Tour 2016 (Groupo 2)
12 Sep 2016 Wheelmen Italy Tour 2016 (Groupo 1)
06 Aug 2016 Ride Idaho
31 Jul 2016 2016 Southwest Oregon Club Tour
24 Jul 2016 RAGBRAI XLIV
14 Jun 2016 Mt. Shasta Zodiac
02 May 2016 Guerneville Zodiac
14 Mar 2016 Santa Cruz Zodiac
07 Feb 2016 Death Valley Tour
12 Jan 2016 Napa Zodiac
18 Oct 2015 San Francisco Zodiac
05 Oct 2015 Paso Robles Zodiac
07 Sep 2015 Markleeville Zodiac
26 Jul 2015 Three Sisters Oregon Club Tour
07 Jun 2015 Mammoth Lakes Zodiac
04 May 2015 Guerneville Zodiac
09 Mar 2015 Santa Cruz Zodiac
08 Feb 2015 Death Valley Days
13 Jan 2015 Napa Zodiac
10 Jan 2015 Vietnam Grand Tour
04 Nov 2014 Jackson Zodiac
17 Oct 2014 Blue Moon Zodiac
06 Oct 2014 Paso Robles Zodiac Take 2
25 Sep 2014 Oceanside Ride
27 Aug 2014 Tour of Italy
02 Aug 2014 Oregon Club Tour 2014, "Glide Down the Drain"
20 Jul 2014 RAGBRAI XLII
07 Jul 2014 Tour de Sur
17 Jun 2014 Mt. Shasta Zodiac
05 May 2014 Guerneville Zodiac
10 Mar 2014 Santa Cruz Zodiac
10 Feb 2014 Borrego Springs Zodiac
14 Jan 2014 Napa Zodiac
12 Nov 2013 Tour de Venetian
05 Nov 2013 Jackson Zodiac
11 Oct 2013 San Francisco Zodiac
01 Oct 2013 Occidental Heavy Bike Tour
08 Sep 2013 San Juan Islands Tour
05 Aug 2013 Pt. Reyes (Oregon Tour Replacement Ride)
24 Jun 2013 Mammoth Lakes Zodiac
10 Jun 2013 DooDah
13 May 2013 Guerneville Zodiac
13 May 2013 Continental Divide
09 May 2013 Self Contained 101
27 Apr 2013 Barcelona-Andorra Tour
12 Apr 2013 Mallorca, Spain
11 Mar 2013 Santa Cruz Zodiac
11 Feb 2013 Borrego Springs Zodiac
15 Jan 2013 Napa Zodiac
12 Jan 2013 Hawaii
06 Nov 2012 Jackson Zodiac
22 Oct 2012 Ride To Capitola
08 Oct 2012 Paso Robles Zodiac
05 Oct 2012 Ride to Paso
30 Aug 2012 Wheelmen France Tour
04 Aug 2012 Oregon Club Tour
22 Jul 2012 RAGBRAI 2012
09 Jul 2012 Tour of Central California Coast aka Big Sur
25 Jun 2012 Mt. Shasta Zodiac
23 Jun 2012 Cycle the Sierra
07 May 2012 Guerneville Zodiac
16 Apr 2012 Occidental Zodiac
12 Mar 2012 Santa Cruz Zodiac
13 Feb 2012 Borrego Springs Zodiac
16 Jan 2012 Napa Zodiac
08 Nov 2011 Jackson Zodiac
11 Oct 2011 Heavy Bike Tour
03 Oct 2011 Paso Robles Zodiac
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