2020 Tour de Lincoln
We are so sorry – Tour de Lincoln 2020 has been postponed
It is now currently scheduled for Saturday October 30th, 2021
There was no way we could insure the safety of our riders and volunteers without sacrificing the high quality of our routes, food, and service that has come to define the Tour. Out of concern for the safety of our riders and volunteers and the potential for spreading the Covid virus, we have had to take this action – several times!
The 2020 schedule was to have been as follows:
+ Tour de Lincoln Check-In Times
– Metric Century & Half Century registration:
– Metric Quarter Century registration:
+Riders may leave anytime after check-in.
The inaugural Tour de Lincoln was held May 2002, sponsored by the Lincoln Volunteer Center, beginning as a benefit bike ride, and growing to over 600 cyclists participating. The Tour offers a wonderful Spring day of riding the scenic back roads of Lincoln and South Placer County. Great new routes this year! The ride is fee based and includes a continental breakfast, well stocked rest stops, SAG and mechanical support along the routes. There is a great post-ride BBQ lunch with beer and wine available.
The event was taken over by Rotary Club of Lincoln in 2018 with proceeds to be used to support our club charitable projects. The 19th annual event will be held on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 after being posponed from our original May 11th date due to the Covid-19 shelter in place restrictions. This year the Tour offers three courses: The Metric Quarter Century (~16 miles), The Metric Half Century (~32 miles), and the Metric Century (~63 miles).
Metric Century: Ride through beautiful oak covered hills passing by horse ranches, old wooden barns, country estates, and lush vineyards. Climb challenging Chili Hill, Baxter Grade, and picturesque Millerton Road, while enjoying three well-stocked rest stops run by local service clubs. Total climbing 3,826 feet.
Metric Half Century: A beautiful ride winding through the hills and horse ranches of rural Lincoln. Beautiful valley views and gentle climbs (1300 feet of vertical gain). A rest stop will be provided at historic Mt Pleasant Hall.
Metric Quarter Century: A nearly flat loop through rural Lincoln with a rest stop at Mt Pleasant Hall.
Helmets are required for all riders!
Non-Rider activities include shopping in Historic Downtown, local beer and wine tasting, McBean Skate Park, McBean Park playground, and two beautiful public golf courses within 2 miles.