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Eastern Sierra Escape 2017

September 5-17

Our popular Eastern Sierra tour is scheduled again this September. These are club rides open to anyone. We are not a tour company. There are no fees. Join us for all or part of this tour. This year we start in Bishop. The climbs are described in The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) by John Summerson. We will offer shorter options with less climbing on some days. All routes are out-and-back so you can do the climbs at your own speed. Here’s the schedule:

DateRideHotel Location
09/05/17Relax, hike, or make-up rideBishop
09/06/17Pine CreekBishop
09/07/17Rock Creek/Mosquito FlatBishop
09/08/17Relax, hike, or make-up rideBishop
09/09/17South Lake & Lake SabrinaBishop
09/10/17Glacier Lodge Rd, Death Valley RdBishop
09/11/17Relax, hike, or make-up rideBishop
09/12/17Bristlecone Pine ForestBishop
09/13/17Onion ValleyLone Pine
09/14/17Relax, hike, or make-up rideLone Pine
09/15/17Horseshoe MeadowsLone Pine
09/16/17Whitney PortalLone Pine
09/17/17Relax, hike, or make-up ride

The rides will be described in the September club newsletter. Every third day you have the option relax, take a beautiful hike, or take a make-up ride if you arrived late. We’ve picked out some spectacular alpine hikes. We’ll stay in hotels in Bishop and Lone Pine. E-mail me (donny@bikemaster.org) to continue getting any updates for this tour, and to let me know which days you will be with us.

Don Axtell & Joan Freed (will be arriving 9/9 afternoon but will find a leader for the first few days)
(Dick and Donna might be along for part of the tour)

Who is coming?


Hotels

You can choose from various hotels at each town where we will stay. Below are the hotels where we will be staying. I’ve included our dates for each hotel. Many of the rides will start from these hotels and our afternoon happy hour is also at these hotels. Some hotels are filling fast so make your reservations.

Best Western Bishop
1025 N Main Street, 
Bishop, California, 93514-2407
Phone: 760-873-3543
The online rate is $119.24 +tax for 2 queen/non-smoking  (as of June 4,2017)
Arrive 9/5, depart 9/13 
Best Western Frontier Motel
1008 S. Main St.
Lone Pine, CA 93545
(760) 876-5571
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Lone-Pine-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-PLUS-Frontier-Motel/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=05052
The online rate is $116.99 +tax for 2 queen/non-smoking  (as of 4/25/2015)
Arrive 9/13, depart 9/17

Camping Options

Most people will be staying in motels for this tour, but camping is an option.

J Diamond Mobile Ranch and Campground
771 N Main St Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-7341
-Only a block away from the Creekside Inn
Arrive 9/5, depart 9/13 
Diaz Lake Campground
5007 South Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545
(760) 876-4700
http://www.inyocountycamping.com/diaz_lake_campground.html
-located 3 miles south of Lone Pine on Hwy 395
Arrive 9/13, depart 9/17