The Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn will be our home for the 2018 NorCal AIDS Cycle.  There is space to camp on the Main Lawn for all participants, hot showers and the NCAC Social Center (Sierra Hall) where we meet for meals, social activities and generally hang out when we’re not riding/working! 

After arriving back from your day on the road, showered and slipped into something more comfortable, you are free to enjoy snacks, massages, chiropractic treatments, and compare stories from your day.

A fully catered buffet-style dinner is available about an hour after the route closes. This gives everyone a chance to relax for a few minutes before chowing down on some of the best food (or pretty darn close – especially after a long day on the road!) you’ve ever tasted.

Each night after dinner, the “Evening Presentation” is brought to you by the NCAC Organizing Committee, who will provide thoughtful entertainment and information. Typically, NCAC beneficiaries  share a little bit about their programs and community influence, the crew reports on the highlights of the day, prizes are awarded in a variety of categories (that are often dependent on the highlights of the day!), and several people share personal stories. Get ready to laugh, cry, and reach out and touch someone.

After this, you’ll be ready to hit the hay – whether you have set up in the “tent city” or opted to stay in a RV or nearby hotel/moel room, sleep will come quickly! If you listen closely, you might hear folks making quiet music as you drift off.

Princess Plan Alternatives:

If you don't fancy tent camping there are various options available; NCAC does NOT provide transportation to offsite accommodations.

Onsite Accommodations:

RV Parking (with Water & 20 A Electric Utilities) $25/Night/Rig - 13 slots available, on a first come first served basis

- Contact Gold County Fairgrounds to reserve and pay: 530-823-4533

RV Parking “Dry Camp” (without Utilities) $10/Night/Rig

- Contact Gold County Fairgrounds to reserve and pay: 530-823-4533

RV Waste Tank Disposal $10 per Dump

- Contact Gold County Fairgrounds to pay and schedule a day: 530-823-4533


Hotel/Motel Accommodations:

Holiday Inn: Auburn - 120 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn (less than a mile from fairgrounds)

~$138/night - Group Code: NC3

Direct link to group rate: Holiday Inn - Auburn

Group rate setup by: Karin Koons, Director of Sales & Marketing (Discount Rate available until 04/17/2018 or until hotel is sold out; whichever happens first)

Motel 6: Auburn - 1819 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn (about 3 miles from fairgrounds)

~$60/night - Group Code: NorCal AIDS Cycle

Call to reserve: 530-888-7829 - Hotel info:

Group rate setup by: Marlon Cinta, General Manager


NOTE: There are other hotels/motels, RV parks and campgrounds in Auburn. NCAC does NOT have group rates at other locations.

NOTE: There will be electricity in Sierra Hall if you need to charge electronic devices. If you need electricity in a tent, for a CPAP machine for example, there will be a $10/night charge for electric hookups.