“There’s always one more hill” is a truism for many rides in Placer County.
Riders heading due west from Lincoln can find flat (and sometimes windy) routes but a ride to Newcastle, Auburn or Meadow Vista will involve some climbing.
Of course, even what appears to be a somewhat level route might have many smaller hills, called rollers, that can make any ride a challenge.
While there is often considerable complaining during a hilly ride, everyone says “great ride” after the ride.
Tom Frady is a Lincoln resident and avid cyclist and driver.