The Tour de Rocklin provides four 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.
We encourage all riders to review the routes before registering. With the exception of the Family Ride, none of the routes can be considered totally flat. Route difficulty should be judged on both distance and the amount of climbing. We have tried to create a balance and provide a good challenge at each distance. All routes include some roads that may not have bike lanes or wide shoulders. Participants should be comfortable riding alongside vehicle traffic for portions of the ride.
Important: All participants must wear a bicycle helmet during the ride, regardless of age.
Note: If you are registered, please don’t print these online routes to use for the ride. You will receive an official route sheet at check-in!
The Family Ride is perfect for those of any age or experience level who simply want to enjoy a casual day of cycling. This route has not been determined yet, but will be announced shortly. It will stay in and around Johnson Springview Park (some portions may be on the composite granite trails which are flat and hard, but not paved).
Unchanged from our 2016 ride, the 20 mile route takes you through some very scenic back roads in Rocklin and Loomis before meeting up with the 100K route and coming to its rest stop in Penryn 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. There is one moderate hill as you approach the Penryn rest stop – total elevation gain for this route is 750 feet. Please note, that while this is our introductory route, some roads on this route do not have bike lanes or wide shoulders.
The 40 mile route shares many of the same roads as our Metric Century, winding through Rocklin and Lincoln before arriving at the Penryn rest stop. You then loop through Loomis and Newcastle before returning to Penryn a second time and joining the 100K route for the return to Rocklin. Check-in for the 40 Miler will be from 8-9AM, and riders may leave whenever they wish after check-in. There are several notable climbs, such as Twelve Bridges and Rock Springs, for a total of 2,400 feet of elevation gain. There have been some changes for 2017, so please review the route map.
Metric Century (100K / 63 Miles)
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 Penryn. The ride then climbs up toward Newcastle (across Powerhouse Rd) and then drops all the way down into Granite Bay before making it’s way back up to Penryn 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 100K has almost 3,500 feet of elevation gain. There have been some changes for 2017, so please review the route map.
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 should be considered approximate.