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Old March 13th, 2017, 03:24 PM   #1
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Fools Gold Ride - April 2017

Riding, partying, maybe some drinking, good roads, good food, tolerable wines, great friends.

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Old March 19th, 2017, 07:59 AM   #2
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Hi Gang,

Foolís Gold Country Ride to Columbia is filling up quickly and a Saturday Only overnight may be an option!!!

Call me directly for detailsÖ Deadline for Sat only option will be Wed 3/22!!!

Donít miss merry band of pranksters already signed up!!!

Saturday, Sunday and Monday April 8th - 10th - SIGN UP EARLY FOR THE BEST ROOMS AVAILABLEÖ

Last yearís weekend sold out quickly and you wonít want to miss this opportunity to live a piece of California history as the MSMC takes over this famous Gold Rush town. The town of Columbia is part of the California State Park system and is complete with authentic Victorian Hotels, saloon, theater, mercantile shops, a working blacksmiths and tea house all hosted by members of the community in period costumes. Additionally, youíll find a variety of engaging displays of early Gold Country life such as a dentist office, chemist, bank, Masonís Hall and working stables with Stagecoach rides. Itís an amazing trip back in timeÖ and itís all ours for the weekend!!!

The club has secured the entire City and Falon Hotels plus a 3bd cottage for this special Sat, Sun & Monday ride. Both hotels are fully renovated Victorian buildings with period details and character such as central parlors with overstuffed lounges and sofas, poker tables, writing desks and street side balconies. The rooms are super tidy with new beds and linens, period wardrobes, in-room forced air heating plus toilets and sinks in each. The City Hotel will be our main gathering spot for the Bar Car, dinner Sunday Night, playing poker and relaxing. Plus the vintage saloon attached to the restaurant is not to be missed!!!

Saturday will be a spirited ride through the Sierra Foothills arriving in plenty of time to browse through the town to visit with the proprietors and shop keepers. The famous MSMC Bar Car will make another appearance fully stocked with libations and appetizers. A catered dinner will be served outdoors Saturday evening and more fun into the evening as the bar car gets revved up in our private lounge within the City Hotel. Poker table available!!!

Sunday will be a day of optional pursuits and events beginning with a no-host breakfast at the local restaurant or the fantastic bakery, a guided tour of the town will be offered and a choice of fantastic back road riding or take your own leisurely tour of the area with interesting towns to visit, wineries to explore and more. We will have a dinner party in the private dining room at the City Hotel that evening with more merriment like last year. See photos below.

Lastly, the 41st Annual Columbia Wine Tasting will be set up throughout town on Sunday with close to 80 wineries pouring your favorite varietals plus local gourmet food and more. Event is 1-4pm then the town is ours alone!!!

Route and start location details to comeÖ Letís Ride!!!

Ride includes:

Sat and Sunday Accommodations

Sat and Sunday Dinners

Sat and Sunday Bar Car and Happy Hour Snacks

Cost: (guests and non-members fee +10%)

$275 Single Occupancy

$265 Double Occupancy

$499 Couples

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