Bus Shuttles Offered for Bizz Johnson National Recreational Trail
SUSANVILLE, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) encourages the public to take advantage of the Lassen Rural Bus service for the Bizz Johnson National Recreational Trail. The service offers bike shuttles for large groups, which helps eliminate the need to arrange vehicle shuttles.
Trail users can take advantage of the West County Commuter Route operated by Lassen Rural Bus from Mondays through Saturdays. Bike rack-equipped buses leave from stops in Susanville and can drop cyclists, hikers and runners off at Devil’s Corral, Fredonyer Summit and Westwood. Return biking or hiking trips to Susanville are about 7, 18 and 30 miles on the Bizz Johnson Trail.
On Saturdays only, the bus also picks up passengers at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road, and makes stops at the same Bizz Johnson Trail access points. Riders should arrive early to allow time for bike loading on a shuttle trailer. Monday through Friday, the bus picks up riders at the Main Street and Gay Street intersection and on Riverside Drive near Walmart, both in Susanville. A small bus fare is charged and exact change is requested.
Groups of more than six can arrange special bike shuttle service for mountain bike outings from June through October. Riders can use Lassen Rural Bus and the BLM will provide a trailer to shuttle bicycles. Groups must reserve the bike shuttle by telephoning the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, (530) 257-0456.
Bus service also provides a great option for one-way trips on the new South Side Trail, a seven-mile single track trail that offers great hiking and running opportunities and a more challenging mountain bike route adjacent to the gentle Bizz Johnson Trail, between the Hobo Camp and Devil’s Corral trailheads.
Fare and schedule information can be found on the Lassen Rural Bus’s website at www.lassentransportation.com, or by calling (530) 252-7433. For information on the trail or reservations, contact the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office at: (530) 257-0456.
BLM Northern California District 6640 Lockheed Drive Redding, CA 96002