Saturday, May 13 (7AM) – Humboldt Bay 200K
The Humboldt Randonneurs brevet season will open with the classic Humboldt Bay 200K. Starting in Arcata, heading around the bay and over the bridge to Eureka and out through the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Sanctuary all the way out South Spit, then south to climb Bear River Ridge, descending into Ferndale and out to the beach before returning to Arcata
Saturday, May 27 (6AM) – Unknown Kings 300K
Due to a substantial road closure of Matole Rd between Honeydew and US-101 the Unknown Coast route has been revised and updated. The route follows the original Unknown Coast, Starting in Arcata, Ca, through the victorian town of Ferndale then climbing over to the Lost Coast on rural Humboldt County roads to the Matole river, passing through Petrolia and Honeydew. Here, the route turns south on Wilder Ridge Rd for a wild (and substantial) climb up into the Kings Range, passing through Ettersburg (no services) and out to Redway where riders can refuel before the buttery smooth return on the magnificent Avenue of the Giants on the return to Arcata.
Saturday, June 17 (5AM) – Forks of Salmon 200/300/400K
Humboldt Randonneurs will travel to Etna for the second running of Forks of Salmon to traverse the Klamath Mountains for 200, 300 or 400 km options to experience this remote section of the Northern California Klamath. All routes will cross the Pacific Crest twice, totaling 14,000′ of climbing and descending the passes and the stunning wild Salmon River on one lane mountain roads carved into the cliffs of the river canyon, and returning to Etna. The 400K will continue, heading out to Scotts Bar through Fort Jones and returning up the Klamath River, traveling back through Yreka, which will offer some late night services before finishing back in Etna. We will also offer a 200km and 300km (ACP) options for those who only want to mountain passes and Salmon River. Note that the 300K start/finish is in Yreaka, not Etna!
We currently have 4 rooms reserved at the Start/Finish (Etna Inn). Contact the RBA for booking info. The rooms will be released May 18th.
For 2023 Humboldt Randonneurs will offer two new routes: Brookings 400 and Port Orford 600; both stat and finish in Eureka, Ca and are essentially out-and-back routes heading north along the coast at Trinidad, past the Humboldt Lagoons, passing through Prairie Creek Redwoods SP, across the Klamath River, through Del Norte Coast and Jediah Smith Redwoods SPs, and continuing up the coast into Oregon; the 400K turns around just past Brookings and will have the convenience of sharing the bag drops with the 600K route, which will continue up the Oregon coast and climb the old highway up to Carpenterville for spectacular ocean views before descending down to the Rouge River and returning to US-1 at Ophir, turning around at Prot Orford and returning to Gold Beach, Brookings, Crescent City and on back to Eureka!
To finish the Humboldt Randonneurs 2023 brevet season, we will host the EP1K Coastal, Eugene to Petaluma 1000K. This route is a point-to-point 1000K. Registration is open on the Registration page; click on the EP1K Coastal link above for ride info page.