BOCA - STAMPEDE RESERVOIRS

Distance

24.2

miles

Bike Ride

CLIMB
1605 ft

Begins in:
Truckee, CA, United States
Created By:
imnxcguy
Description:
This is one of the best "training rides" in the Truckee area, and the course for the Reno Wheelmen's Twi-Light Series of races every month or so. Continually rolling, with some perfect-length hills to practice getting your "pop" dialed in. Begin near the Boca Dam parking area, and ride north to the end of the Boca-Stampede road. On the way back, turn right partway down the Stampede Hill and continue to the end of the Stampede Road to the end of that road (or even farther, to the boat launch) if you want the longer version of the ride. Return to the main road, turn right, continue down the hill, and then back to the beginning. A great ride, except watch out for boat trailers certain times of the year! There are a couple of great variations on this ride. First, if you want a bit more distance, you can actually start in downtown Truckee and ride the Legacy Trail (completed in August, 2014) all the way to Glenshire. Follow Glenshire road all the way down to the freeway under crossing and then up to the Boca start. Another option starting from Truckee involves a mile and a half of dirt road riding. At the end of the Stampede Dam road, instead of turning around, continue straight on the dirt road leading to Russell Valley. When you get back on pavement, turn right and follow this road all the way to Hwy 89N. Turn left and follow 89 to Alder Creek road. Turn left, and then right on Rainbow Rd. and take that to the top of the hill. Turn right, and then left on the bike path just before re-joining Hwy 89. Follow the bike path to Prosser Dam Road, turn right, and then left on Hwy 89 back down to Truckee.
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Type:
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 3 0.06 mi/6.36 mi 6.30 mi 5637 ft/6104 ft 1.4%

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