Roland's First Sub 6 hour Century! May 4, 2003.
Take Rainbow Bridge (actually the cycle bridge) to join the American River Bike Path
Turn left towards the Folsom Dam
Take the bike path to Beals Point
Join Folsom Auburn Road
Take this until about 4 miles from Auburn, turn right at Scotts Corner (opposite a boat service area)
About 4 or so miles later you re-join Folsom Auburn Road. Take this to Auburn
At the Courthouse turn right go through Auburn heading towards the US 49 and Lincoln Highway
Turn right onto the 49, about 200 yards later, turn left onto Lincoln Highway
Follow Lincoln Highway until it dead ends (this is about 3 miles) Turn around here.
Return through Auburn, turning left at the Courthouse
Follow Folsom Auburn all the way back to Beals Point
Join the American River Bike Path at Beals Point.
Pass Rainbow Bridge, and follow the bike path all the way to Discovery Park
Turn Around at Discovery Park - this is where the distance markings on the American River Bike Path reduce to zero.
Take the cycle bridge at Rainbow bridge (distance marking around 28 miles from Discovery)
Return to Folsom
Trip Data from my house
3050 ft climbed
Century Data (for the first 100 miles only) I significantly slacked off after that
2800 ft climbed
100 ft lower end point versus start point
17.6 MPH average
Ride time 5h40
Clock time (including rests of 2min, 6min, and traffic lights) 5h51
The 43ft "gain" in altitude between the start and end is due to atmospheric pressure changes, starting at 11:30am and ending at around 6pm.
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