An up and down loop
Most of the rides described in previous articles have been over flat routes. Today, we travel up and down over approximately an 18-mile route.
We start at the Chevron Station on the corner of Twelve Bridges and Joiner Parkway.
Check your gear and the pressure. There is an air pump at the station if you need air. Make certain you have water and also some snacks just in case.
Start off by riding south on Joiner Parkway toward Rocklin. Proceed on Joiner, which becomes Wildcat Lane in Rocklin to Stanford Ranch Road. Right on Stanford Ranch for a short distance to Sunset. Get in the left turn lane and make a left on Sunset.
Be careful and remember to signal as there usually is a lot of traffic on Sunset.
Stay on Sunset for several miles until you come to Pacific. Make a left turn onto Pacific and keep going past Rocklin Avenue to Sierra College Boulevard. Make a left turn on Sierra College and keep going past King Road. The road becomes steeper as you go up past English Colony Road.
After cresting the hill and starting to go downhill, watch for the Twelve Bridges turnoff. There is a left turn lane that takes you up a steep but short hill on Twelve Bridges.
Ride on Twelve Bridges down to the junction with Lincoln Hills. Stay on Twelve Bridges and go left up the hill toward the entrance of Catta Verdera. Continue past Catte Verdera and enjoy a long downhill cruise. Keep going on Twelve Bridges past the elementary school on your left and proceed to Joiner Parkway where you started your ride at the Chevron Station in the Shopping Center.
I hope you enjoyed your ride over hill and dale.
Until next time, be careful out there and keep biking.
Vic Freeman is a Lincoln resident and avid bicyclist.