Roland's First Double Metric Century
Salmon Falls Road to Pilot Hill
US 49 through Cool and Auburn to Grass Valley
Nevada City (Turning around here makes it 105 miles, and a misses out the Edwards crossing climb)
Cross the US 49 taking North Bloomfield Road
Drop down into the Canyon heading towards Malakoff Diggings (3080 ft down to 1980 ft) to the wood bridge (Edwards Crossing), turn around.
The climb up from Edwards Crossing starts with an 800 ft climb in 1.3 miles (average grade 12%) with grades ranging from 9% to 16%. After the first 800 ft it mellows out a little with another 300 ft up to 3080 ft at the peak of the ride.
Return through Nevada City, and Grass Valley, on the US 49 to Auburn
Return via Folsom-Auburn Road
At Beals Point take the American River bike trail back to Folsom
Trip Data from my house
10400 ft climbed
15.4 MPH average
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