The Century ride is a challenging 100 mile adventure with 9,000’ of climbing. Starting at the Nevada County fairgrounds, riders will skirt Grass Valley and ride through sections of Nevada City and will then head north to the South Yuba River watershed. Riders can rest in North San Juan before heading further north to the Yuba River's stunning vistas. The ride then loops back south where there will be a break at Bridgeport State Park, which features a historic bridge over the Yuba River and beautiful sights of wildflowers. After continuing south, riders will get lunch at Williams Ranch School. After lunch the ride continues past vineyards, horse and cattle ranches to the northern border of Placer County before looping back to the fairgrounds. This is challenging and beautiful 100 miles.
This Metric Challenge ride is a shorter, but still challenging, 74 Mile ride with 6,500’ of climbing. Riders will follow follow the same route north as the Century ride until after the Bridgeport break and lunch, where they will head south past vineyards and horse ranches, taking a more direct route back to the fairgrounds.
The Milder Metric is 54 beautiful miles with about 4,500’ of climbing, for those who want to see the beautiful sights up for offer but do not feel ready for the more challenging courses. The ride starts with the same route as the longer metric, but North San Juan it turns south, eliminating the Northern loop. The ride follows the same route to Bridgeport, lunch and home as the Metric Challenge.
The Half Metric is a 35 mile ride with approximately 2,800’ of climbing and includes some of the most beautiful landscape in Nevada County. From the fairgrounds, riders will follow the Century route until north of Nevada City. The ride descends down Newtown Rd. towards the Yuba River watershed and joins the Metric route at the lunch stop. After lunch, it stays on the Metric route as it heads south and then loops back to the fairgrounds.
Beginning at the Nevada County Fairgrounds this ride goes through both historic towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Once out of town the adventure begins on county paved and gravel roads - scenic paths - for a 42-mile, rest station supported ride, featuring 4,000+/- feet gain/loss of elevation.
This second but longer ride also commences at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and once the ride goes through both Grass Valley and Nevada City, it takes you on back county roads towards Malakoff Diggins. This is a 62 mile and 6,900 +/- elevation gain/loss that will really challenge riders fitness skills.
The Kids Ride is 2 laps around the Fair Ground.