Tour de Lincoln Start Times:
40mile and 100K registration/check-in from 7:00-8:00am.
10 and 20 mile registration/check-in from 8:00-9:30am.
Riders may leave anytime after check-in.
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 participants. The Tour offers a wonderful Spring day of riding the scenic back roads of Lincoln and South Placer County. The ride is fee based and includes a continental breakfast, well stocked rest stops along the routes, and a great post-ride BBQ lunch. Area bike shops provide minor repairs at the start/finish and at some of the rest stops for your convenience.
The event was taken over by Rotary Club of Lincoln where proceeds will be used to support our club projects. The 17th annual event will be held on Saturday, May 12th, 2018. The Tour offers four courses: The Pleasure Cruise (10 miles), The Rolling Hills (20 miles), The Country Climb (40 miles) and the Metric Century (63 miles).
The Pleasure Cruise will roll out of McBean Park and pass through the cottonwood trees that line the banks of the Auburn Ravine. The course consists almost completely of Class 2 bike lanes, and rolls along a section of the beautiful Lincoln Hills Golf Course.
The Rolling Hills is a shorter version of the Country Climb with beautiful scenery and less vertical gain.
The Country Climb is a beautiful ride winding through the rolling hills and countryside between Lincoln and Auburn. This route has beautiful valley views, challenging climbs (1400′ vertical gain), and passes by several horse ranches. The Metric Century route is more of the same beautiful countryside, but with 3800′ of vertical gain. See our Elevation Maps page for elevation information about these two routes.
Helmets are required for all riders!
Non-Rider activities include shopping in Historic Downtown, McBean Skate Park, McBean Park playground, and two beautiful public golf courses within 2 miles.
Event details and schedule
Join us for a wonderful Spring day of riding the scenic backroads of Lincoln, and Placer County. Easy check-in, multiple reststops, and a great post-ride barbecue, live music, beer & wine available.
The Pleasure Cruise (10 miles)
Leave McBean Park and pass through the cottonwood trees along Auburn Ravine. The course is almost completely Class 2 bike lanes and rolls along a section of the Lincoln Hills Golf Course.Ideal for young families.
The Rolling Hills (20 miles)
A shorter version of the Country Climb with beautiful scenery, less vertical gain, one rest stop and SAG support.
The Country Climb (40 miles)
A beautiful ride winding through the hills and horse ranches between Lincoln and Auburn. Beautiful valley views and challenging climbs (1500‛ vertical gain). Well-stocked rest stops and SAG support.
The Metric Century (63 miles)
Some of the Country Climb plus MORE! More beautiful valley views, more horse ranches, more climbing (3,800‛ vertical gain), and more miles. Well-stocked rest stops and SAG support.
Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation