Turkey Creek-Catta Verdera-Twelve Bridges-Sun City loop
Today, we will ride a combination route of flat and up-and-down terrain. We will start from the McBean Pavilion after inspecting our bikes and checking our tires. Have plenty of water with you as there will be some steep stretches to traverse. Put on your helmet and let’s ride.
From the pavilion, enter McBean Parkway (Highway 193). Keep on Highway 193 past Ferrari Ranch Road and Oak Tree Lane on your right. Get in the left-turn lane and go into Turkey Creek on Turkey Creek Lane to the parking lot and club house. Swing around the parking lot and go back to McBean Parkway on Turkey Creek Lane.
When you reach McBean Parkway (Highway 193) turn left and go to Sierra College Boulevard. Turn right on Sierra College Boulevard and ride up the hill to Twelve Bridges Drive. Turn right on Twelve Bridges Drive and go up a steep hill (Crescent Way will be on your right).
Keep riding down the hill on Twelve Bridges past the entrance to Sun City Lincoln Hills on your right. Bear to the left and go up the hill to the entrance of Catta Verdera Country Club. Continue on Twelve Bridges Drive down past Eastridge Drive. The elementary school is on your left side.
Keep riding on Twelve Bridges past the overhead light at Parkside and go to Joiner Parkway. Turn right on Joiner. The Twelve Bridges Shopping Center is on your left. Go on Joiner one block to the stop signal at Del Webb Blvd. Turn right on Del Webb. The entrance building is on your left. Continue about a mile to Sun City Boulevard. Turn right onto Sun City Boulevard and go down the hill. Continue on Sun City Boulevard past Kilaga Springs Lodge on your right. When you reach Ferrari Ranch Road, turn right and go to McBean Parkway (Highway 193) where you make a left turn and go back to McBean Park and the pavilion.
You have just completed a ride of approximately 13.1 miles in southeast Lincoln. Until we ride again, be careful out there and share the road.
Vic Freeman is a Lincoln resident and avid bicyclist. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.