Placer Valley Rolls Out Tour de Lincoln This Weekend
4 May, 2017
The Lincoln Volunteer Center proudly presents the 16th Annual Tour de Lincoln this Saturday.
There are four rides to choose from that range from 10 to 63 miles and are routed throughout the scenic, rolling hillsides of Lincoln and South Placer County.
Check-in and same day registration starts at 7 a.m. at the event headquarters, McBean Park.
All riders will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, well-stocked rest stops along the routes and a delicious post-ride BBQ lunch.
Clear your Saturday schedule, grab your helmet, bring your sense of adventure and be ready to ride!
The Lincoln Volunteer Center held its inaugural Tour de Lincoln in May 2002. The Tour is a benefit bike ride for the Volunteer Center and has grown annually to over 900 cyclists in 2009. The Tour offers a wonderful Spring day of riding the scenic back roads of Lincoln and South Placer County. The ride is fee based and includes a continental breakfast, well stocked rest stops along the routes, and a great post-ride BBQ lunch. Area bike shops provide minor repairs at the start/finish and at some of the rest stops for your convenience.
At the 16th annual event to be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the Tour offers four courses: The Pleasure Cruise (10 miles), The Rolling Hills (20 miles), The Country Climb (40 miles) and 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.