Davis Area Permanent Routes

A resource page for randonneurs who would like to ride a Permanent route in the Davis area.

What is a Permanent?

A Permanent is like a brevet that you can arrange to ride at any time, not just on one specific date established by the organizer. Permanent routes may start and finish in the same location, or they may run point-to-point. They can be any distance of 200km or more. Routes of 100-199km are called Permanent Populaires.

Permanent routes have been created, researched, ridden frequently, and are ‘owned’ by individual RUSA members. The details of each route including all documentation (registration forms, cue sheets, maps, etc.) belong to the Permanent Owner. You must register with the Route Owner to ride a permanent for credit. There may be a nominal fee ($5 is typical).  Permanent routes are NOT owned or organized by the DBC.

How do I register for and ride a Permanent?

  • Select the route.
  • Select the date and time you want to ride it.
  • Contact the route owner, preferably a couple of weeks in advance. (Do not contact the DBC.)
  • The owner will provide the materials required for you to register for and navigate the ride.
  • When you have completed the ride, you will submit your permanent card and any required receipts/documentation to the route owner. He/she will validate your card and return it to you.

A Permanent may be ridden alone or with a group. All participants are required to be RUSA (Randonneurs USA) members. Each participant registers separately, including members of a tandem team.

For map of start location: click city name. (Columns are sortable: click on the column heading.) To contact Route Owner: click his/her name.

start location km climbing
(feet)
type name and description owner
Carmichael 101 2650 out & back Rancho Murieta Roller:  A ride along the scenic American River Parkway, then south from Folsom to Rancho Murieta and back.

(map and gpx, cue sheet, ride description)

Dean Albright
Davis 101 1400 loop Cowtown Classic: A ride from Davis to Vacaville, traversing the English Hills and Pleasants Valley Road.

(map and gpx, clockwise cue sheet, counter-clockwise cue sheetregistration form)

Eric Senter
Davis 102 250 out & back Bella Bru Populaire:  Spin out to Old Town Sacramento and on to the Bella Bru Cafe in Carmichael. Rural roads and American River Bike Trail.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Davis 103 3000 out & back Moskowite Corner:  The classic ride from Davis over Cardiac to Moskowite Corner and back.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Granite Bay 104 4100 loop Burnham’s Way:  A ride from Granite Bay through Loomis to Lincoln, then over to Auburn, down to Folsom, and back. Dean Albright
Davis 104 650 out & back Clarksburg Cruise (Davis Start):  A relatively flat populaire to Clarksburg and back via Old Sacramento.

(description, cue sheet, map, gpx)

Dean Albright
Carmichael 106 850 out & back Clarksburg Cruise (Carmichael Start):  A relatively flat populaire to Clarksburg and back via Old Sacramento.

(gpx)

Dean Albright
Old Sacramento 108 1600 out & back Gold River Ramble:  A ride along the scenic American River Bike Trail starting in historic Old Sacramento, and visiting Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake, and Old Folsom. Dean Albright
Carmichael 110 3250 out & back Auburn Express:  A ride from Carmichael to Old Auburn and back via the scenic American River Parkway. Dean Albright
Carmichael 111 1600 out & back Gold River Ramble:  A ride along the scenic American River Bike Trail passing through historic Old Sacramento and Old Folsom. Dean Albright
Tahoe City 115 4800 loop Lake Tahoe Loop:  A clockwise circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe, aka ‘Big Blue’, starting and ending in Tahoe City. Dean Albright
South Lake Tahoe 115 4800 loop Lake Tahoe Loop:  A clockwise circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe, aka ‘Big Blue’, starting and ending in South Lake Tahoe. Dean Albright
Davis 117 1000 out & back Fairfield Fling:  Davis-Fairfield-Davis via the lovely Putah Creek and Pleasants Valley Roads.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Fairfield 117 1000 out & back Davis Dance: Fairfield-Davis-Fairfield via the lovely Pleasants Valley and Putah Creek Roads.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Carmichael 124 4650 out & back Hangtown Hustle: A ride along the scenic American River, around Lake Natoma, through Folsom and Rescue to Placerville and back. Dean Albright
Carmichael 125 4000 loop Millertown Crux!: A ride from Carmichael through Granite Bay, Loomis, Penryn, and Newcastle. The route then heads over to Auburn, down to Folsom, and back to Carmichael. Dean Albright
Carmichael 134 3800 loop Plymouth Permanent Populaire (PPP): A ride along the scenic American River Parkway, then south from Folsom to Rancho Murieta, east to Plymouth and return via Folsom.

(map, cue sheet, ride description)

Dean Albright
Carmichael 200 6200 loop Camp Far West Classic: A ride from Carmichael through Loomis and Lincoln to Camp Far West Reservoir, through Wheatland, Auburn, Folsom and back to Carmichael. Dean Albright
Winters 200 8000 loop Deb’s Double Dog Dare – Winters Start: A hilly ride beginning in Winters, traversing the Coast Ranges to the Napa Valley via Rockville and Mt. George, then returning to the start via Howell Mountain and Lake Berryessa.

(map and gpx, cue sheet, registration form)

Eric Senter
Napa 201 8000 loop Deb’s Double Dog Dare – Napa Start: A hilly ride beginning in Napa, traversing the Coast Ranges via Howell Mountain and Lake Berryessa to Winters in the Sacramento, then returning to the start via Rockville and Mount George.

(map and gpx, cue sheet, registration form)

Eric Senter
Winters 201 8000 out and back Middletown Meander: A hilly ride beginning in Winters, traveling up to Middletown via Spanish Flat (Lake Berryessa), then returning to the start via Priest Valley.

(map and gpx, cue sheet, registration form)

Eric Senter
Davis 201 6500 loop Valleys, Hills, and Vineyards – Mount George Loop: A moderately hilly ride from Davis to the Napa Valley, traversing the Coast Ranges via CA-128 over Cardiac Hill and down Sage Canyon. The route crosses the Napa Valley to Oakville, then returns to the start via Mount George and Wooden Valley. This route is reversible.

(clockwisemap and gpx, cue sheet) (counter-clockwisemap and gpx,cue sheet) (registration form)

Eric Senter
Davis 201 7000 loop Valleys, Hills, and Vineyards – Howell Mountain Loop: A moderately hilly ride from Davis to St Helena in the Napa Valley, traversing the Coast Ranges via CA-128 over Cardiac Hill and down Sage Canyon. The route returns to the start via Howell Mountain Road and Pope Valley. Lunch at the Model Bakery in St. Helena highly recommended.

(map and gpx,cue sheet,registration form)

Eric Senter
Davis 202 4000 point to point Santa Rosa Saunter (east to west): A mildly hilly ride beween Davis and Santa Rosa, the route crosses the Sacramento Valley to Winters, continues southwest through Fairfield to Rockville, then over Mt. George to the Napa Valley. It follows the Napa Valley along the Silverado Trail to Calistoga, and then continues northwestalong CA-128to the Alexander Valley to Healdsburg, finishing in Santa Rosa. This route is reversible.

(map and gpx) (cue sheet) (registration form)

Eric Senter
Santa Rosa 202 4000 point to point Santa Rosa Saunter (west to east): A mildly hilly ride beween Santa Rosa and Davis. Beginning in Santa Rosa, the route travels north to Healdsburg, skirts the Alexander Valley and follows CA-128 southwest to the Napa Valley. From Calistoga, the route travels along the Silverado Trail to Napa, crosses over Mt. George and descends into Wooden Valley, then winds its way down to Rockville. The final leg of the route traverses rollers up to Winters, and the crosses the Sacramento Valley to Davis. This route is reversible.

(map and gpx) (cue sheet) (registration form)

Eric Senter
Davis 204 5000 loop Pope Valley Promenade: Davis-Pope Valley-Davis, with Cardiac thrown in for good measure.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Davis 205 5100 out & back Calistoga Constitutional: Davis-Calistoga-Davis via Cardiac, Sage Canyon and the Silverado Trail.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Davis 210 3000 loop Rockville Ride: Davis-Dunnigan-Rockville-Davis. You’ll take in the Dunnigan Hills, cruise Pleasants Valley Road, and visit Rockville, site of the 2003 crop circles – the truth is out there!

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Davis 212 4250 out & back KJ’s Way: Davis-Auburn-Davis via Old Sacramento and the scenic American River Bike Parkway.  (descriptioncue sheetmap & gpx) Dean Albright
Carmichael 212 8150 loop Motherlode Challenge: A ride along the scenic American River Parkway, then south from Folsom to Ione, Valley Springs, Sutter Creek, and back. Dean Albright
Carmichael 302 13000 loop Copper Challenge: A ride south from Folsom to Ione, Valley Springs, and then down to Copperopolis and back via Mokelumne Hill Dean Albright
Davis 312 2250 loop Over the River: Ride the Bella Bru Populaire followed by the Rockville Ride and you have 312 kilometers of fun.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Davis 312 2250 loop Through the Woods: Ride the Rockville Ride followed by the Bella Bru Populaire and you have 312 kilometers of fun.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson
Carmichael 312 2250 loop Grandmother’s House: 312 kilometers of fun beginning and ending in Carmichael near the American River Bike Trail.

(Info and registration)

Drew Carlson