The 2017 NorCal AIDS Cycle Route!
BEAUTIFUL route - STUNNING Location
New Experiences - Same Magic!
We're working hard to bring an enhanced experience for riders and crew in 2017. While there's a lot to do to bring it all together, highlights include:
- Base camp at Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn
- Two route options on day two
- Enhanced training program leading up to the ride
- Single day rider option on Sunday, May 14, 2017
The NorCal AIDS Cycle route offers 4-days of beautiful riding in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains around Auburn, California. Set in the heart of Gold Country, the region offers participants breathtaking views, quiet back roads, quaint Gold Rush towns and a chance to explore the numerous tree lined, shady roads around this cycling mecca.
Leaving from the Sacramento area, riders will make their way to our base camp host city of Auburn. Home for the next 3 days is The Gold Country Fairgrounds. Awarded the status of ‘The Endurance Capital of the World’ in 2003, Auburn provides an unsurpassed outdoor experience to all who visit a giant playground!
Day 2 offers a chance for cyclists to choose their route, with two beautiful routes winding through Auburn and surrounding areas. One option (Classics Route) will be more relaxed and the other (Epic Route) gives you a chance to challenge yourself both physically and mentally. Both routes begin together and intersect along the way and will meet up for lunch to share tales from the road over a delicious picnic.
Day 3 will drop riders down in the valley. Returning to base camp, family and friends will be welcome to join us at camp to celebrate!
On Day 4, we'll make our way back to Sacramento for a final 50 miles. The final minutes of the ride will be flanked by a Police motorcade escorting us to the steps of the State Capitol Building to cheering crowds – a heroes welcome!