The inaugural Tour de Lincoln was held May 2002, sponsored by the Lincoln Volunteer Center. The Tour began as a benefit bike ride for the Lincoln Volunteer Center and has grown to over 600 cyclists participating. The Tour offers a wonderful Spring day of riding the scenic back roads of Lincoln and South Placer County.Â Great new routes this year! The ride is fee based and includes a continental breakfast, well stocked rest stops, SAG and mechanical support along the routes.Â There is a great post-ride BBQ lunch with beer and wine available.
The event was taken over by Rotary Club of Lincoln in 2018 with proceeds to be used to support our club projects.Â The 18thÂ annual event will be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2019.Â The Tour offers three courses: The Metric Quarter Century (16 miles), The Metric Half Century (31 miles), and the Metric Century (62 miles).
The Metric Century will roll out of McBean Park and pass through beautiful oak covered hills passing by horse ranches old wooden barns, country estates and vineyards. It will then climb the challenging Bald Hill and fly down Mt. Vernon Road. Enjoy three rest stops, the last being at the Ranch Roble Vineyards. Total climbing is 3,572 feet.
The Metric Half Century is a shorter version that will climb up Wise Rd. to a water stop at the summit, then sail down Chili Hill and enjoy a rest stop at the historic Mt. Pleasant Hall.Â Finish the ride with a gentle climb up Big Ben. Total climbing is 1,364 feet.
The Metric Quarter Century is a leisurely loop ride around rural Lincoln with a rest stop at Mt. Pleasant Hall.
Helmets are required for all riders!
Non-Rider activities include shopping in Historic Downtown, local beer and wine tasting, McBean Skate Park, McBean Park playground, and two beautiful public golf courses within 2 miles.