We have pro mechanics on-hand to make sure that your Hecker rental demo ebike is dialed-in and ready to explore the Lost Sierra. After each run, these bikes are meticulously checked and tuned to prepare for the next rider.
Yuba Expeditions in Downieville is open on the weekends by reservation only (email us at: email@example.com) with Heckler ebike rental demos. With the mild winter, the lower elevation trails are tacky and ready to rip. Our Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Pro Trail Crew has been hard at work, making sure the trails are in tip-top condition and ready for your visit. Trails like North Yuba Trail, Halls Ranch, Fiddle Creek Ridge and Empire Creek (partial in winter) are usually long XC lung busters, however on an ebike these trails become fun yet challenging rides - in and out of the river canyons around Downieville.
Another classic loop that people seldom ride is up First Divide, up Second Divide and down Third Divide. In the summer months, these trails have a fair amount of downhill traffic, so winter is the time to have these trails to yourself. You can switch it up and go up Third and Down Second as well. If you rent a spare battery, you might even try going out and back on Big Boulder to snowline. These lower elevation trails are ebike legal and open pending snowfall and trail conditions. Come experience winter in Downieville in a whole new light with no crowds, no dust and perfect dirt.
And be sure to check out the Lure for riverside accommodations.
Yuba Expeditions and Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship are the first to receive an ebike Guide Outfitter Permit for the Tahoe National Forest. With this honor, we are planning limited trips in 2020 to refine the ebike experience and document adventures through photos and videos. Destinations targeted for these 2020 limited trips include: Downieville, Bullards Bar, Forest City, Nevada City and the town of Washington.
Ride the area's most spectacular and remote singletrack trails. Visit forgotten mining towns and chill out at one of several world-class swimming holes along the Yuba River.
Yuba Expeditions is operating under Special Use Permit in partnership with Tahoe National Forest, Yuba River Ranger District.