44th SIERRA CENTURY - April 20, 2019

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. How tough is the climb up Rams Horn Grade?

    The climb up Rams Horn Grade begins at Mile 43 on the Metric Century route about a half mile northeast of Volcano on Rams Horn Grade Road.  The 800 foot climb is about 2.5 miles long on a curvy and mostly shaded route with an average and fairly consistent grade of 8 percent.  The climb ends at Daffodil Hill where there is a Water Stop.

  2. How much of the routes require riding on state highways?

    The two routes avoid highways as much as practically possible and incorporate highway travel only where there is a generous shoulder upon which to ride.  The state highway segments are as follows:

    • Both routes:  Mile 6.4 to 8.2, east on SR 16.
    • Both routes:  Mile 16.5 to 17.2, east on SR 104.
    • Both routes : Mile 20.5 to 22.6, north on SR 124.
    • Half Metric only: Mile 22.6 to 32, north on SR 124, SR 16, and SR 49.
  3. What happens to the funds raised by the Sierra Century?

    After the payment of event expenses, the remaining funds are used for Sacramento Wheelmen club expenses and for donations to various bicycle-related nonprofit organizations and causes, including the American River Parkway Foundation, the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, and the Bicycle Kitchen.

  4. Are any women among the Sacramento Wheelmen?

    Despite the club's name, about one-third of the 450 members of the Sacramento Wheelmen are women and many women have been  and currently are club officers and ride leaders.  Some members who prefer a more neutral term to refer to club members use such terms as wheelies, wheelers, wheelpeople, wheel men and women, and wheelfolks.  For more information about the club go to www.sacwheelmen.org

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