**CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE ACTIVITY, POOR AIR QUALITY, AND FOREST CLOSURES**
EASTERN SIERRAS – BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST
This route takes us to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (el. 10,100') in Inyo National Forest. This is a very big day to cycle up to the old wood in the heavens of White Mountain – nice visitor center at the summit surrounded by Bristlecone Pines. The Inyo Mountains are not heavily forested, so you can see the whole thing start to finish and gaze down on the Palisade Glaciers of the Sierra. SHORT/EZ START options meet half way up the climb at White Mountain Road junction. You may be charged a nominal fee to enter Bristlecone - bring money or your NPS park pass. Carry your lunch and a lot of water on the ride – water available for purchase at top. This ride is co-listed with ACTC.
EASTERN SIERRA ESCAPE TOUR INFO (Please REGISTER if attending)
INFO: Guy Shuman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-704-0895)
LONG START: Meet at Mendenhall Park in Big Pine, CA. at 8:15 am for a prompt 8:30 departure. From Bishop drive 15 miles south on US-395 to Big Pine, right on Baker Creek Road - 0.1 miles to parking area/restrooms on left.
SHORT/EZ START: Meet at the junction of Hwy 168 and White Mountain Road at 8:45 for a prompt 9:00 departure. Drive south 15 miles on US-395, then 13 miles east on Hwy 168, turn left on White Mountain Road then immediately park on right side.
SHORT ROUTE SHEET
EZ START ROUTE SHEET
LONG ROUTE SHEET
WWBC Ride Guidelines
Do not join club rides if you are sick (cough, sore throat, fever, loss of smell). All riders must have a face covering (mask, bandana, buff or other without vent) to be worn at the start of each ride and whenever stopped (eg during regroups). Riders must maintain a safe distance from each other. No drafting, pace lines, spitting or blowing noses into the air during rides. All riders are expected to have read the current County Health Orders and stay in compliance in regards to social distancing, outdoor dining and face coverings. Inyo County Mono County
There is risk in all gatherings, since people without symptoms can transmit COVID-19. Participation in club rides is voluntary. Members assume the full and complete risk that is associated with exposure to and infection by COVID-19 during such participation. Please note that in the event Western Wheelers is asked by the department of public health for a list of riders participating in any club ride for purposes of Covid-19 exposure tracing, Western Wheelers will comply with such requests.