Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Biking the Susan River Rail Trail

We started the day by doing an important thing: we biked a portion of the Bizz Johnson Rail Trail, thus commemorating the nationwide Rails-to-Trails initiative. It was U S Congressman Harold T “Bizz” Johnson   who pioneered the Rail/Trail legislation which led to the conversion of abandoned rail lines into walking/biking trails all over the country. We rode a 7 mile piece of the very first Rail Trail and it was a lovely ride up the 3% grade out of Susanville, California along the Susan River.

Hitting the 3%.

The first tunnel and there's
another bridge at the other end.

The second tunnel

There are fish in the Susan River.
Catch and Release only.

A good morning’s ride.

Then it was hitch up and start down the road to another location time.



  1. Val, Lakefield Ontario8:43 PM

    Looks like a great ride...I write some of these places in my little book of places to visit...Want to see some of those giant redwoods too..Now I have two favourite blogs..open road & yours :)

    1. Thanks for the compliment. It was a great ride and I recommend it. We sort of ‘collect’ rail trail rides and this one is memorable.



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