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climbing near Sacramento ?(5 posts)

climbing near Sacramento ?cyclejim
Jul 13, 2002 9:20 AM
Any suggestions on good places to ride with decent climbing near Sacramento? Yes I know its flat pretty much all around here, but if there is anything closer than say Auburn/Neveda City/Grass Valley let me know...

thanks!
West of Sac at Lake Berryessaspookyload
Jul 13, 2002 2:36 PM
They have many good climbs. The Coors Classic used to have a good stage that went through Napa into Davis and finishing in Sacramento
Auburn....DINOSAUR
Jul 13, 2002 7:11 PM
I scribed a message with some suggestions for rides in the Auburn area but I deleted it by mistake. So let's try it this way.

I live e/of Auburn in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada's.
Lot's of good spots to ride here, can't get away from the hills unless you want to ride down to the flatlands and fight the traffic and lousy debris cluttered roadways.

For starters~ you can click on the Sacramento Wheelmen Cycling Club website at http://www.sacwheelmen.org/
and check out their ride schudule. They have weekend rides in both the Auburn and Placerville areas. You can even email them and someone will respond, nice group of folks, I'm a member but seldom do any club rides as I prefer to just roll out of my driveway.

Or~ if you are up in Auburn check with the folks at The Bicycle Emporium on SR-49 (my LBS) or The Auburn Bike Shop, also on SR-49. I'm sure they can recommend some good ride routes.

I recommended a couple of places to ride in the message I deleted and it would probably be too confusing anyway if you don't know the area. Most of my rides are on the old highways that parallel I-80 in the Meadow Vista-Applegate-Weimar-Colfax areas. Check your yahoo map and scope out Lake Arthur Rd, Placer Hills Rd, Applegate Rd, Canyon Way.

Or you can email me at edijul@foothill.net and maybe we could hook up for a ride. I'm retired and usually available but we have a couple of things going this summer.

It gets hot here sometimes in the summer, triple digits. Plan your riding in the morning and avoid the heat of the day. I use a 12-25 or 12-27 depending on which bike I am using.

Any questions feel free to email me.

Ed (Dino)
re: climbing near Sacramento ?cycleguy
Jul 13, 2002 8:19 PM
A great link http://home.att.net/~rfzipf/BikeRides.htm
re: climbing near Sacramento ?MP
Jul 14, 2002 9:45 PM
There are tons of great hills to climb in the Auburn/Folsom area and East in the Sierra foothills. For example, take El Dorado Hills road south of Hwy. 50 to Latrobe Road - head East up as far as you want; or go around Folsom Lake - there are two very large hills to climb on the 48 mile route; or just North of Interstate 80 there are lots of back roads with steep hills.