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 14th annual event to be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2015, 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. See our Elevation Maps page for elevation information about these two routes.
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.
Join us this year for the Friday night Pre-Registration Pasta Dinner to check in early and be ready to ride! See the Registration page for detailed fee info.