Important Note: The 2013 ride is still in the planning stages. We have announced the new Start/Finish is going to be at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin and the ride date is Saturday, October 12th. Other 2013 info will be published as it becomes available.
The information shown below is from our 2012 ride. However, we will attempt to keep a similar feel/distances for the 2013 routes.
The Tour de Rocklin provides three distinct routes, allowing cyclists of varying experience to enjoy the event. Below is a summary of each route, along with a link to it’s corresponding route map. Each route will be color-coded and clearly marked on race day, and all riders will receive a route sheet. All routes will start and finish at 4800 Granite Drive — see below for a map to the starting area. You can also review detailed information about our Rest Stops.
Important: All participants must wear a bicycle helmet during the ride, regardless of age.
Family Ride (5 Mile / 2 Mile)
The Family Ride is perfect for those of any age or experience level who simply want to enjoy a casual day of cycling. This is a flat 5 mile route through Rocklin residential neighborhoods — most of which have designated bike lanes. There is an alternative 2 mile option ride for those who want a shorter version. Check-in for the Family Ride will be from 10-11AM, and riders may leave whenever they wish after check-in.
The 20 mile route takes you through some very scenic back roads before meeting up with the 100K route and coming to its rest stop at Trailhead Coffee & Bikes at about the half way point. Your return path is identical to the 100K from that point, taking you on another set of scenic back roads, and then down Del Mar Ave to Granite and back to the finish. Check-in for the 20 Miler will be from 9-10AM, and riders may leave whenever they wish after check-in.
Metric Century (100K)
The Metric Century (aka 62 mile) route provides the “Grand Tour” of South Placer County. The route begins by winding through Rocklin to Lincoln, over Twelve Bridges and then across to Trailhead Coffee & Bikes in Penryn. The ride then climbs up toward Newcastle and then drops all the way down into Granite Bay before making it’s way back up to Trailhead and then back home into Rocklin via Del Mar Ave and Granite Blvd. Check-in for the 100K will be from 7-8:30AM, and riders may leave whenever they wish after check-in.
The Tour de Rocklin starts and finishes in the Sierra Meadows Plaza shopping center, located at 4800 Granite Drive in Rocklin (directly across the street from Safeway). There will be plenty of parking in the lot on the day of the ride. At the finish, we will be hosting a Vendor Showcase and catered BBQ lunch. The lunch is included in the registration fee for all riders and can be purchased separately for spectators.
While we make every effort to provide accurate information regarding routes prior to the ride, we reserve the right to alter routes and rest stops should it be deemed necessary. Distances and elevation data provided by RideWithGPS.com may not be exactly correct. Note that RideWithGPS often overstates elevations by 20-25%, so there is less climbing than indicated on the posted routes.