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American River Recreation
Starts Friday, April 30th, and ends Sunday, May 2nd.
Registration is now open and will end 4/23/21.
We approach that wonderful time of year when April is ending and the first weekend of May is with us. Spring Fling is just the thing. Get yourselves all pumped for CCBR’s premier event of spring.
As everyone loved the last location, this year we have the Fling in the same place We will be riding to the American River Resort in Coloma, situated on Highway 49 between Auburn and Placerville.
Coloma is located at an elevation of 791 feet and has everything you want in a historic gold mining town.
On January 24, 1848, an event occurred in Coloma that would radically impact the history of California and the Nation. James W. Marshall was building a sawmill for Captain John Sutter, using water from the South Fork of the American River. He noticed several flakes of metal in the tailrace water and recognized them to be gold. Though he tried to keep it a secret, the word spread quickly and triggered the California Gold Rush of 1849.
Olde Coloma Theatre
Olde-tyme melodramas are performed
Olde Coloma Theatre
Olde-tyme melodramas are performed Friday and Saturday nights from April to December. Come boo, hiss, and cheer! Great for all ages. 380 Monument Road 530-626-5282.
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is the site of California‘s largest "hydraulic" mine. Visitors can see huge cliffs carved by mighty streams of water, the results of the gold mining technique of washing away entire mountains to find the precious metal. Legal battles between mine owners and downstream farmers ended this method. The park also contains a 7,847-foot bedrock tunnel that served as a drain. The visitor center offers a short video on hydraulic mining and exhibits on life in the old mining town of North Bloomfield.
RV’s and cabin campers make your own reservation, please.
Address: 6019 New River Road,