A85 - Colfax / Iowa Hill Climbing Ride

This is a past event

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Distance: 85 miles
Elevation: ~8,200ft
Speed: 14-16 mph average
Rider Level: Advanced
Sweep: No
Rest Stop: Colfax Starbucks

5:45am Meetup / 6:00am Sharp Rollout

If you need more climbing time, then this is the ride for you -- climb, climb, climb. We go from Rocklin to Colfax, then descend Iowa Hill Rd to the river, climb the TT section and then return up to Colfax (no loop). Then we return via Dry Creek and through Lincoln. Early start because it's going to be a hot day. Please don't let just the average speed fool you, this ride has 6,500ft of gain in the first 45 miles. It's all front-loaded climbing and then a fast downhill return. This is a No Sweep ride, but there will be regroups along the way and I will stop for mechanicals. We may get together for a bite or a beer after the ride.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30899539

Please print your own route sheet!

Standard Disclaimer: helmets required, bring food & water, cash, and repair stuff to be self-sufficient. You should be comfortable riding roads with auto traffic, and some with little or no shoulder. By attending this event, you agree to our Liability Waiver.