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Second Tuesday of every month
Next meeting: Nov 8, 2022

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2nd Tuesday each month
5:00 pm.
Location - Pietro's #2

Planned Vaca Valley Volks walks for 2023

April 22, 2023 - Rio Vista
Sep 23, 2023 - Rush Ranch

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Rio Vista
22 April, 2023

LOCATION:Bruning Park
3rd and Montezuma Streets
Rio Vista CA 94571

START TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noon

DISTANCE: 5/10K

TRAIL RATING: 1A

DESCRIPTION:

Originally settled about 2 miles upstream in 1858, the city washed away by the flood of 1861. It was rebuilt at the current location in 1862. Rio Vista bridgee The Rio Vista Bridge is one of many drawbridges designed by Joseph Strauss, architect of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The walk goes by to a fine Rio Vista Museum downtown and alsoby a gem of a small museum, the "Dutra Museum of Dredging". The museum takes you through the Northern California history of the dredging industry and the integral role it played in reclaiming the California Delta. Rio Vista was visited by a lost humpback whale in 1985, despite being 60 miles (100 kilometers) upriver from the Pacific Ocean. The young whale, nicknamed "Humphrey", attracted throngs of curiosity seekers before he was eventually guided back to sea by rescuers.

AWARD:
You may participate free if no credit is desired. No refunds. The event is open to everyone.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Dogs OK with cleanup and on leash.

Directions Rio Vista is located at the intersection of Hwy 12 and the Sacramento River.
FROM I-80: take Hwy 12 East towards Stockton. At the Welcome to Rio Vista sign, go straight(bear right at the curve)onto Main Street. and turn right at 4th Street.
FROM I-5: take Hwy 12 West and cross the bridge at the Sacramento River. Take the first left to "Downtown", following Front Street to Main. Turn right on Main, then left on 3rd Street.


Vacaville east
11 June 2022 - Completed

LOCATION:TBD - Vacaville

START TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noon

DISTANCE: 5/10K

TRAIL RATING: 1A

DESCRIPTION:

You are invited to join the Vaca Valley Volks for a walk in East Vacaville, along the outlet stores. The walk was in partnership with HealthSpring Fitness and started in their new facility. After leaving HealthSpring we joined the Ulatis Creek trail and followed Ulatis Creek through residential areas and parks. The walk then went by the eye catching Vacaville Cultural Center, home to the main Vacaville Library, the Performing Arts Center and the Community Center. After passing the Cultural Center, the walk went through the new Vacaville Transportation Center and under the clock tower.

Admirals house After leaving the center, the walk went along behind the outlet stores (we only lost a few walkers who went on shopping trips) The check point was at Starbucks, where you could get a cup of pumpkin spice coffee to keep up your strength. Continuing past the Outlet stores, the walk enters residential streets before again following Ulatis Creek for a short distance. It then swung back though quiet residential streets, by parks and schools and returned to the Fitness Center.

AWARD:
You may participate free if no credit is desired. No refunds. The event is open to everyone.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Dogs OK with cleanup and on leash.


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