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 Johnson-Springview Park — 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 (4 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 4 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 (actually about 21) 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 through Loomis and back into Rocklin. 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 the back roads of Loomis. 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 at Johnson-Springview Park, off of Fifth Street, in the heart of Rocklin. Parking is available in the park lots and on the street. At the finish, we will be hosting a Vendor Showcase and catered BBQ lunch in the picnic pavillions. 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.