44th SIERRA CENTURY - April 20, 2019

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The Two Routes

These routes have been designed for fun and adventure as well as personal challenge. These routes have some long sustained climbs with a few steeper climbs depending upon your selected route. Please train properly. None of these routes are recommended for beginners.

Printed maps will be available at registration and all route stops. See link below for separate route maps, elevation profiles, cue sheets, and links to download routes to your GPS device.

Note: If you download the route files to a Garmin or other GPS device, some of the rest and water stops will not show up because the routes entering and exiting the stops are not included. Printed cue sheets that include the routes entering and exiting the stops will be available to all riders, and the corners near the stops on the routes will be marked.

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The Metric Century (Link to route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28953761)

The Metric Century, 65 miles with 5000 feet of climbing, follows rolling oak woodland to Ione, then continues on to Sutter Creek, Volcano, Ram’s Horn Grade, Daffodil Hill, then down to Fiddletown and back to the Fairgrounds. The route has the same mileage and about the same amount of climbing as the 100KM route of the Party Pardee Century (4150 ft.).  The route includes two rest stops and 2 water stops.


The Half Metric Century (Link to route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28953767)



The Half Metric Century, 32 miles with 2000 feet of climbing, follows the Metric Century route for 22.5 miles. Instead of turning on to Sutter Ione Road, riders continue on Plymouth Highway 124 and then return to Plymouth via Highway 49. The route includes 1 rest stop.


Elevation of Key Points on the Routes

Key Point Elevation
Plymouth 1080 feet
Ione(mile 20) 291 feet
Sutter Creek (mile 30) 1198 feet
Volcano (mile 42) 2053 feet
Daffodil Hill (mile 46) 2912 feet
Fiddletown/Shake Ridge Rds.(mile 49, Metric highest pt.) 3350 feet
Fiddletown (mile 59/7) 1678 feet





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