Take the Twelve Bridges – Sierra College Loop this week

Bicycle column
By: By Vic Freeman Special to The News Messenger
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Check your tires, put on your helmet, take water and cell phone, and let’s go!

Today, we will take a 15.1-mile ride going up and down hills and enjoy some beautiful scenery of the Lincoln, Rocklin and Loomis area.

Starting at the Chevron Station in the Twelve Bridges Shopping Center, bike east on Twelve Bridges toward Catta Verdera. Continue past the country club entrance down to the point where Stoneridge Drive meets Twelve Bridges.

Take a right turn and proceed on Twelve Bridges up the hill and then down to Sierra College Boulevard. Make a right turn on Sierra College and keep going over the crest of the hill to King Road. You will see a panoramic view to your left but remember to carefully watch the road ahead as cars go rather fast along this stretch.

I suggest you stop off the side of the road for some water and then really enjoy the views.

On this ride are shoulders of at least 3 feet almost all the way both on Sierra College and Twelve Bridges. Keep going to King Road. There is a church and parking lot on the left side. Make a left turn on King and go in the parking lot and turn around and go back to Sierra College Boulevard toward Lincoln.

Continue past English Colony Road and watch for Twelve Bridges Drive. There is a left-turn lane where you turn left and go up Twelve Bridges. Keep going down to the intersection of Stoneridge and keep left on Twelve Bridges up the hill past the entrance to Catta Verdera. Cruise down the hill past the Twelve Bridges School and wind up at the shopping center where you started. 

The Tour de Lincoln is this Saturday. Event registration begins at 8 a.m. at McBean Park Pavilion. Come and enjoy a fun day with a great lunch after the ride. There is a ride for all bikers, ranging from 10K to the metric century. Call 645-6254 for more information. See you at the Tour de Lincoln.

Until next time, be careful out there and share the road.


Vic Freeman is a Lincoln resident and avid bicyclist