Placer Valley Hosting Bicycle Ride
8 May, 2014
The city of Lincoln is tuning in its inner Tour de France with the 13th installment of the Tour de Lincoln on Saturday, May 10th.
This is a benefit bike ride for the Volunteer Center, and the event reached the 900 cyclists mark in 2009. The ride is fee based and comes with a continental breakfast, a post-ride BBQ lunch, and plenty of stocked rest stops along the routes.
This race has four different courses:
The Tour offers four course:
•The Pleasure Cruise (10 miles)
•The Rolling Hills (20 miles)
•The Country Climb (40 miles)
•The Metric Century (63 miles)
The Pleasure Cruise will roll out of McBean Park and pass through the cottonwood trees that line the banks of the Auburn Ravine. The course consists almost completely of Class 2 bike lanes, and rolls along a section of the beautiful Lincoln Hills Golf Course.
The Rolling Hills is a shorter version of the Country Climb with beautiful scenery and less vertical gain.
The Country Climb is a beautiful ride winding through the rolling hills and countryside between Lincoln and Auburn. This route has beautiful valley views, challenging climbs (1400′ vertical gain), and passes by several horse ranches. The Metric Century route is more of the same beautiful countryside, but with 3800′ of vertical gain. Helmets are required for all riders.
Non-Rider activities include McBean Skate Park, McBean Park playground, Feats of Clay (tour historic Gladding, McBean factory), and two beautiful public golf courses within 2 miles.
Registration information is available here.
About Placer Valley: Comprised of three cities – Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln – Placer Valley sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. We are a family friendly community, and the perfect choice for your next event! Hotels, dining, shopping and more - we have it all! The website is http://placertourism.com/