Frenchman’s Lake

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Frenchman's Lake

Friday May 27, 2016

Loyalton to Frenchman Lake, Return by A24.

We’ve done this ride a number of times in the past. It’s around 44 miles and 1100 feet of climbing to the dam and back.

We will collect at all the major intersections. We’ll stop slightly longer at the Market-café (Wiggin’s Trading Post) at the intersection of highway 70 & Frenchman Lake Road and at the rest area across the dam. Both of these locations have restrooms.

To extend the ride we can ride to the left of the dam, towards the west, like we did the last two years. This would add 7 miles and 500-600 feet of up and down climbing. Also there’s the road to the right that goes to the boat ramp and campground.

To carpool we will meet at the Donner Camp Picnic Area off of 89 about 1/4 mile north of Alder Creek on the east side of the road. If we leave there at 9:00 we should be on our bikes around 9:45-10:00. If we all arrive at the Picnic area around 8:50 we should have enough time to transfer bikes and gear by 9:00.

In Loyalton we’ll park on the right side of the street near the big tree that’s comes after 4th Street (with the Burger and soft serve place on the corner). There’s a market-gas station with restrooms a short way past the parking spot.

There’s a write-up of this ride on the Velotahoe blog site at:

Here’s a link to my Garmin data for this ride as done on September 20, 2014


  1. Jay Shaw says:

    Sorry I missed it.

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