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  Welcome to Foothill Trail Hounds!
Our own Cari Taylor completes the 2011 Death Ride

129 miles, 15,000 feet of climbing over 5 mountain passes! WAY TO GO CARI!!
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Check out this cool photo of Hounds at the Clark's Corner Cycling Challenge back in Septemebr 2010.

It was a really fun event and interesting to meet and ride with Team Radio Shack's Chris Horner.

Don't miss the Second Annual Clark's Corner Cycling Challenge on Sunday September 25, 2011!

Tour of California winner Chris Horner will be back again this year to tell us all about the experience. Don't miss it!

We are looking for someone to coordinate regular Hound Hops. Interested? Let me know. Lots of fun!


  About the Trail Hounds:

We are a laid-back, loosely organized group of mountain bike riders of all ages and abilities, centered in Amador County.

Initial objectives are to bring together like-minded outdoor enthusiasts via weekly or bi-weekly trail rides. Longer-term, we hope to interact with local authorities to plan and help build a trail system right here in Amador County.

Mountain biking is a great way to get or stay in shape, while enjoying the great outdoors. Foothill Trail Hounds will always encourage and promote responsible and safe trail usage, according to International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) standards.

To get started today please fill out our signup form, or for more information contact Cris at cf@foothilltrailhounds.com.

  Info on cycling areas & official sites:
  South Fork American River extension now goes from Salmon Falls Bridge all the way to Cronin Ranch!
Check out the trail map.

New Melones Lake trail and campground maps from US Dept of Interior. Here's a small jpg trail map

New Hogan Lake maps from US Army Corps of Engineers. Here's the bike trail map.

Several trails in the Auburn area

Lots more on the Maps page
Some other links we've found useful:
  International Mountain Biking Association - create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers

MTBGuru - trails and maps with GPS data

Tahoe Rim Trail - a trail like no other

Lots more on the Links page

Member Info:

Check out these photos and other info about our members.

If you have a photo or an ad you'd like to submit, email to cf@foothilltrailhounds.com.
  * Don't miss the awesome article by Bethany Monk in the Sept 30, 2008 Ledger-Dispatch:
Amador County Cyclists Start Foothill Trail Hounds

* Some of our Member's bikes:
   -- Kevin's Gary Fisher Paragon (old) and the NEW one
   -- Cris's Stumpjumper Row   (FSR 29 & HT Comp 29)
   -- Dave's Kona

* MonkeyDawg & VintageGuy on the trail   (click for image)

* Tuckerdog at the Hole in the Ground trailhead   (click for image)

  Here's a couple of MTB videos:

New Melones at Night

Olmstead - 8 Second Ride

Roll With Me at Lake Tabeaud

See the rest of our videos on the FTH Video page or on .

  Updated: 7/15/2010 11:10 PDT