Summer in Nevada City

It’s really starting to feel like summer in town! With temperatures rising, it’s a great time to hit the Yuba River. We went to a little swimming hole this week and made rock art!

 

In the back patio at the inn, the daisies are in full bloom! They look amazing growing right above the fire pit. There are so many that we added some to the bouquet from Magickal Florist in the front office.

  

You can kick off summer by watching the Soap Box Derby on Nimrod St. by Pioneer Park tomorrow from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Don’t forget that Fathers’ Day is on Sunday! Celebrate by bringing dad (and the whole family, really) to the 52nd Annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic, starting at 1:00 p.m. with the Juniors race and the Pros starting at 5:00 p.m. To really make dad happy, bring him to the Pre-Race Brewery Party at the Ol’ Republic Brewery behind SPD.

 

If you’re looking for more fun activities this summer, check out our June Events blog, or talk to Carla at Nevada County Escapes for any type of adventure or getaway!

April 2012 Events

Come see over 10,000 tulips at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens Tulip Open House. The  dates this year are April 7 & 8 and April 14 & 15 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This is a free event with live music, refreshments and gardening questions and answers. The Crystal Hermitage Gardens are located in the Ananda Village, just 15 miles from the Broad Street Inn. It is also possible to see the tulips on self-guided tours throughout the month of April between 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Check out our pictures of the tulips from last year on Flickr!

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) opens its 18th season with The Teahouse of the August Moon. This Tony Award winning play was first adapted by the 1951 novel, then opened on Broadway in 1953, and later MGM produced a movie in 1956. This comedy takes place in a tiny Okinawa village from 1945 to 1952. It is a clash of cultures as Captain Fisby begins the process of “Americanization”. The play runs from April 12 through May 5 at the Nevada Theatre. Show times and tickets are available HERE. (You may have seen CATS’ incredible production of The King and I last year.)

Take a hike! Docent guided Wild Flower Walks will be held every weekend beginning March 17 through May 13 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the South Yuba River State Park. Bring a lunch, snacks, good walking shoes and a camera. Take in the flowers and views of the South Yuba River on the Buttermilk Bend Trail. For more information call the Park Visitor Center at 530-432-2546 or visit their website at www.southyubariverstatepark.org. This is a fun, family event and you can support our local park by donating a suggested $3.

For a new way to see Nevada City, go on a food tour! We highly recommend Local Roots Food Tours for a fun and interesting way to discover Nevada City for first-time tourists or return visitors. Read our blog on our food tour experience by clicking on the blog tab above or clicking HERE.

Once a month, join local bird expert Bill Cortright on a birding expedition along the South Fork of the Yuba River. The 2012 schedule is posted on the South Yuba River State Park website or click HERE.

March 2012 Events

Ewing Venture Productions presents Harold & Maude from March 1 through March 25 at Nevada Theatre. Based on the 1971 film, this cult comedy tells the tale of Harold, a young man obsessed with death, falling in love with Maude, a 79-year-old woman who feels she’s lived her life. In their time spent together, Maude teaches Harold some of life’s greatest lessons. Tickets range from $15-$25 and can be purchased online HERE.

The 2nd Annual Burnal Equinox takes place on March 3 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. at the Miners Foundry. This event features Burning Man related vendors, food, costumes, mini camps, and more. There will be live entertainment, including Albino! a 10-piece Afro-funk band from San Francisco. Purchase tickets in advance online HERE.

Come join us at the 23rd Annual Psychic Fair where you will enjoy lectures, workshops and readings. There will also be vendors offering artisan jewelry, clothing, lotions and potions,  and gems and crystals. Entertainment includes music by Lasher Keen, The Blackbird Quartet, the Billzillionairs, and belly dancing. This event takes place on March 24 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and March 25 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Miners Foundry and costs only $5.00 per person.

Take a hike! Docent guided Wild Flower Walks will be held every weekend beginning March 17 through May 13 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the South Yuba River State Park. Bring a lunch, snacks, good walking shoes and a camera. Take in the flowers and views of the South Yuba River on the Buttermilk Bend Trail. For more information call the Park Visitor Center at 530-432-2546 or visit their website at www.southyubariverstatepark.org. This is a fun, family event and you can support our local park by donating a suggested $3.

For a new way to see Nevada City, go on a food tour! We highly recommend Local Roots Food Tours for a fun and interesting way to discover Nevada City for first-time tourists or return visitors. Read our blog on our food tour experience by clicking on the blog tab above or clicking HERE.

Once a month, join local bird expert Bill Cortright on a birding expedition along the South Fork of the Yuba River. The 2012 schedule is posted on the South Yuba River State Park website or click HERE.

Nevada City Bicycle Classic 2011

This year marked the 51st annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic. The race makes a one-mile loop around Nevada City starting on Broad Street. Five races took place, Junior’s, Master Men’s, Women’s, Men’s Elite, and Men’s Pro. The Men’s Pro Race is the big race (the one Lance Armstrong raced and won in 2009) that started at 5:00. Ten year old Decker Krogh raced in the Junior’s Race and won for his age range! The races began at 1:00 with the Junior’s Race and ended with the Men’s Pro Race. The winners of the Men’s Pro Race were Ian Boswell in 1st place from Bend, OR; Evan Huffman in 2nd place from Elk Grove, CA; and Nate English in third place from Berkeley, CA. For full results, click HERE. To see more pictures, visit our Flickr page HERE. Our previous blog post has more information on the race.

Henry Rabas #422 from West Sacramento came in 27th place Men’s Master Race.

The starting and finishing line for the bike race at Broad and South Pine

The winners of the Men’s Pro Race are Ian Boswell #46 (center) in 1st place, Evan Huffman #24 (left) in 2nd place, and Nate English #13 (right) in 3rd place.

 

 

Busy Father’s Day Weekend in Nevada City!

It’s a busy weekend in Nevada City. The 36th annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival is going on all weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Today, the 4th annual Nevada City Farmers’ Market is from 8:30-12:30, and is every Saturday until November 12. The very first Nevada City Soapbox Derby is taking place today on Nimrod Street to support Pioneer Park. Tomorrow is the 51st annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic bike race that goes right by the inn! The first weekend of Music in the Mountains‘ SummerFest is this weekend at the Miners Foundry. Events take place at various venues until July 3rd. We have just updated our events page on our website! Also, the Nevada City Chamber has a great events blog.

Nevada City Bike Classic and Soapbox Derby

This weekend, the first annual Adult Soapbox Derby is taking place in Pioneer Park the day before the 51st annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic. The Soapbox Derby is a family friendly event as a fundraiser for the benefit of Pioneer Park. The goal is to make all of the changes within one year so that, in hopes of making this an annual event, the changes can be seen at next year’s derby. There is a lot of work and effort going on behind this event to make it fun, green, and family friendly. You can read more about it on the derby website or at the Nevada City Chamber site This year, the Nevada City Bicycle Classic is celebrating its 51st anniversary. As always, the race will take place on Fathers’ Day, which is June 19, 2011. The Classic is the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and second oldest in the country. The race starts at 1:00 p.m. and will come to a close sometime around 6:30 p.m. The cyclists wind their way through historic Nevada City and whiz right by Broad Street Inn. Broad Street, East Broad, and a few other streets will be closed on Sunday for most of the day. Spring Street and West Broad will remain open. This poster is based on an original design created by David Osborn and Charles Woods in the 1960s. Osborn/Woods made significant contributions to Nevada City through their vision and work in architectural restoration, historic preservation and graphic design. In their memory, this year’s poster and logo have been recreated and produced by Robert Stelson and LeeAnn Brook. More information about the race is available from the Nevada City Chamber, the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, and the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop. A breakdown of the tour times is available here.

Tribute Trail Officially Open

Jeff Pelline, editor of FoodWineArt magazine, posted on his blog today that the trail that runs along Deer Creek, the Tribute Trail, is officially open! The trail is a little over 8 miles and is perfect for a picnic, hike, bike ride, horseback ride, or whatever appeals to you. Attached to his blog is a map of the trail starting in downtown Nevada City, right next to the Broad Street Inn! If you haven’t seen the trail yet, we highly recommend checking it out!

Amgen Tour in Nevada City!

Nevada City was proud to announce this morning that the city would be hosting the beginning of the Amgen Tour of California. It was originally planned to start in Tahoe yesterday, but once it starting snowing, it was decided to keep the cyclists from riding in snow and possibly ice. Jeff Pelline, from FoodWineArt magazine wrote an article on his blog this morning with more information on the race. For more pictures from downtown of Amgen, pictures are posted on our Flickr.

Deer Creek Tribute Trail in Nevada City

The sun is out and everyone seems to be heading outside to play.  The Outside Inn and the Broad Street Inn teamed up today to go check out the progress on the new Deer Creek Tribute Trail, in preparation of the upcoming summer guests who are looking for a great way to explore some of Nevada City’s trails.  The Deer Creek Tribute is a connection of various trails along Deer Creek in downtown Nevada City that will soon be a total of 8 miles long.  The trail starts at Pioneer Park and will wind through town then head out along the creek off Champion Mine Road.  A new singletrack trail has been carved into the hillside ending at a picturesque foot bridge crossing Deer Creek to a loop on the other side.  We rode our bikes along the newly constructed Champion Mine side and are looking forward to exploring the trails on the south side of the creek beginning at the old Pine St Bridge in town.  What a treasure that Nevada City values walking and riding bikes along the natural beauty of the creek.  The Deer Creek Tribute Trail is a great addition to our small community and the citizens that have worked hard for the past few years to make it a reality should be very proud of their efforts. In the future, we will have photos of the completed trail!