5/2 Tour de Lincoln: McBean Park, Lincoln. Metric Century (62.7 mi), Half Metric Century (32 mi), and Quarter Metric Century (15 mi). Enjoy a beautiful spring day of cycling the scenic backroads of Lincoln and Placer County. The Metric Century includes a challenging climb up Chilli Hill. The other routes offer less challenging routes. Reg. includes a delicious continental breakfast, route maps, well-stocked rest stops, SAG, and a great post-ride BBQ. Save $10 if you Register before March 1. No processing fees when you sign up. T-shirts are $15. Friday night packet pick-up with pasta dinner $15. Full information at tourdelincoln.org.
Event details and schedule
Join us for the 19th annual Tour de Lincoln sponsored by the Lincoln Rotary Club and benefiting Rotary's local service projects. Festivities begin Friday night with a pre-ride pasta dinner where you can pick up your registration materials. Ride registration sign-in begins at 7 am on Saturday morning, May 2, in McBean Park (65 McBean Park Drive, Lincoln, CA). A continental breakfast will be provided starting at 7 am and you may begin your ride as soon as you have signed in.
Three courses are offered:
A Metric Century (62.7 miles). Ride through beautiful oak covered hills passing by horse ranches, old wooden barns, country estates, and lush vineyards. Climb challenging Chilli Hill, Baxter Grade, and picturesque Millertown Road, while enjoying three well-stocked rest stops run by local service clubs. Total climbing 3,826 feet.
A Half Century (32 miles). A beautiful ride winding through the hills and horse ranches of rural Lincoln. Beautiful valley views and gentle climbs (1300 feet of vertical gain). A rest stop will be provided at historic Mt Pleasant Hall.
A Metric Quarter Century (15 miles). A nearly flat loop through rural Lincoln with a rest stop at Mt Pleasant Hall.
An awesome barbeque lunch will be served from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Courses will close at 2 pm. SAG support will be provided by the Western Placer Amateur Radio Club, and local bike shops will provide mechanical assistance at McBean Park and most rest stops. Riders must wear helmets.
Non-rider activities include downtown shopping, tastings at local wineries and craft beer breweries, golfing at two nearby public courses, and recreational activities at McBean Park.