This is the 2nd of 3 in our series of improving or testing your climbing ability. Get your confidence up for club rides rated C or better, or, any other event rides or tours.
There are 9 hill training loops from the 2 easy warm up choices to the challenging. You can ride any combination of loops in whatever order you choose.
Grade: B/C/D with loops ranging from 5.3-19.9 miles
All loops start and end in the parking lot. Restrooms, snacks, coffee and warmth are available at Bel Air.
Very wet roads or rain at start will cancel the ride for safety.
RWGPS routes (elevation gain and max grade numbers are RWGPS approximations):
*Hill Train-Folsom-Warm Up Loop https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20799803 - D 10.8 miles + 472 ft (44 ft/mile) 4.7% max grade
*Hill Train-Folsom-Warm Up Loop-Alternate https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38173474 - D 10.7 miles +466 ft (44 ft/mile) 6.3% max grade (this route bypasses the bike trail at Riley St.)
*Hill Train-Folsom-1 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20799820 - D 5.3 miles + 528 ft (100 ft/mile) 7.6% max grade
*Hill Train-Folsom-2 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20799828 - C 7.2 miles + 624 ft (87 ft per mile) 7.4% max grade
*Hill Train-Folsom-3 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20799836 - C 8 miles + 746 ft (93 ft/mile) 14.3% max grade
*Hill Train-Folsom-4 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26756703 - C 10.2 miles + 859 ft (84 ft/mile) 8.3% max grade
*Hill Train-Folsom-5 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26847845 - B 12.4 miles + 1,195 ft (96 ft/mile) 12.8% max grade
*Hill Train-Folsom-6 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26918416 - B 15.8 miles + 1,705 ft (108 ft/mile) 11.6% max grade
*Hill Train-Folsom-7 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26965284 - B+ 19.9 miles + 2,170 ft (109 ft/mile) 12.7% max grade