Terrain: A little of everything
Distance: 77 miles
Climbing: Approx 5,000 ft
Speed: 16-18 total average
Rider Level: Intermediate
Sweep: No, will wait at tops of major climbs and designated rest stops. Will assist if there are mechanicals. Always a good idea to bring a cue sheet.e+
Like me, you most likely eaten too much on Turkey Day. I always go back for thirds and eat at least two slices of pie. Not to worry, you'll burn more than you consumed on this ride.
This route was created as an intermediate to advanced training ride. Other levels are welcome but you may be dropped if you cannot maintain the posted speed. Therefore it is highly recommended that you print a cue sheet and bring it with you. We will be riding at a near continuous pace. Slower on climbs. We will only stop at top of major climbs, descents, designated rest stops, and for mechanicals. Stop times will remain reasonable in order to return back at a reasonable time. My predicted return time is 2:30.
This route joins some of the more popular and beautiful roads in the area. We will start off with the rollers on Scott Rd followed by some flats all the way to Ione. After a short break at the country club, we retrace ourselves back to Irish Hill. Its a stair stepper type climb. As we make ourselves north into Eldorado Hills, we ride through the Cothrin Ranch area and Broadstone. Our return to Folsom is then rewarded by climbing Wilson and Montridge.
Note! Helmet and other necessary bike repair equipment are required. Bring snacks, 2 water bottles, electrolyte, money for lunch, etc.