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75-mile

55-mile

45-mile

The 75-mile course is a challenge as well as a beautiful ride with the diverse altitudes (from 0 to 984-ft. elevations) and climates of our area. Enjoy the serenity of beautiful pastures, and climbs to the redwoods.

Start Time: 8 am

The ride starts on Loleta Drive at the fire station, just beyond Loleta Elementary School. We roll out through town, go left on Cannibal Island Road, out and back through Loleta’s dairy farmland to Copenhagen Rd. Turning left and overlooking the ocean, we cycle toward the water through ranch land with a few rolling hills, winding down to sea level on the jetty between the ocean and Humboldt Bay. Then it’s back up to Table Bluff, across Table Bluff Road, overlooking the whole Loleta bottom and across to Ferndale.

Turning left onto Eel River Drive to the 101 North interchange, onto the freeway to Tompkins Hill Rd. exit (turnoff for College of the Redwoods), we pass through more ranch and dairy lands up to the 700-foot climb to the scenic top of Tompkins Hill. Winding down we overlook the Ferndale valley as we rejoin the freeway to the Fernbridge exit.

We go into Fernbridge and cross the historical Queen of Bridges (Fernbridge), which recently celebrated its centennial. Five pastoral bring us into the Victorian Village of Ferndale, where we take Rose Avenue to Grizzly Bluff through farmlands with three climbs from 400 to 700 feet to the scenic redwoods in Rio Dell. Then we turn around, back to Waddington Road to rejoin the road to Fernbridge. Crossing the bridge, we go left onto Fernbridge Drive and right onto Singley Hill, with a climb of approx. 500 feet, to the finish line in Loleta.

The 55-mile Ferndale course is a challenge as well as a beautiful ride with the diverse altitudes (from 0 to 984-ft. elevations) and climates of our area. Enjoy the serenity of beautiful pastures, and climbs to the redwoods.

Start Time: 8 am

The ride starts on Loleta Drive at the fire station, just beyond Loleta Elementary School. We roll out through town, go left on Cannibal Island Road, out and back through Loleta’s dairy farmland to Copenhagen Rd. Turning left and overlooking the ocean, we cycle toward the water through ranch land with a few rolling hills, winding down to sea level on the jetty between the ocean and Humboldt Bay. Then it’s back up to Table Bluff, across Table Bluff Road, overlooking the whole Loleta bottom and across to Ferndale.

Turning left onto Eel River Drive to the 101 North interchange, onto the freeway to Tompkins Hill Rd. exit (turnoff for College of the Redwoods), we pass through more ranch and dairy lands up to the 700-foot climb to the scenic top of Tompkins Hill. Winding down we overlook the Ferndale valley as we rejoin the freeway to the Fernbridge exit.

We go into Fernbridge and cross the historical Queen of Bridges (Fernbridge), which recently celebrated its centennial. Five pastoral miles bring us into the Victorian Village of Ferndale, where we take Main Street to Grizzly Bluff over Strawberry Hill through farmlands to Waddington Road to rejoin the road to Fernbridge. Crossing the bridge, we go left onto Fernbridge Drive and right onto Singley Hill, with a climb of approx. 500 feet, to the finish line in Loleta.

The 45-mile course follows the 75-mile course -- with all the climbs in elevation -- as far as Fernbridge Drive before returning to the finish line.

Start Time: 9:30 am

The ride starts on Loleta Drive at the fire station, just beyond Loleta Elementary School. We roll out through town, go left on Cannibal Island Road, out and back through Loleta’s dairy farmland to Copenhagen Rd. Turning left and overlooking the ocean, we cycle toward the water through ranch land with a few rolling hills, winding down to sea level on the jetty between the ocean and Humboldt Bay. Then it’s back up to Table Bluff, across Table Bluff Road, overlooking the whole Loleta bottom and Ferndale beyond.

Turning left onto Eel River Drive to the 101 North interchange, onto the freeway to Tompkins Hill Rd. exit (turnoff for College of the Redwoods), we pass through more ranch and dairy lands up to the 700-foot climb to the scenic top of Tompkins Hill.

Winding down we overlook the Ferndale valley as we rejoin the freeway to the Fernbridge exit. We go to Singley Hill Lane, with a climb of approx. 500 feet, and return to Loleta.

30-mile

13-mile

8-mile Ride/Run

The 30-mile course is not as challenging as the longer races, but has enough hills and dales for spectacular scenery and a good workout.

Start Time: 9:30 am

The ride starts on Loleta Drive at the fire station, just beyond Loleta Elementary School. We roll out through town, go left on Cannibal Island Road, out and back through Loleta’s dairy farmland to Copenhagen Rd. Turning left and overlooking the ocean, we cycle toward the water through ranch land with a few rolling hills, winding down to sea level on the jetty between the ocean and Humboldt Bay.

Then it’s back up to Table Bluff, across Table Bluff Road, overlooking the whole Loleta bottom and Ferndale beyond. A right turn takes us back into Loleta.

riderThe 13-mile course is easy enough for the novice rider with spectacular scenery and some hills.

Start Time: 10:30 am

The ride starts on Loleta Drive at the fire station, just beyond Loleta Elementary School. We roll out through town, go right on Eel River Drive and left on Copenhagen Rd. through the ranch land out to the old lighthouse, to the ocean and back.

The 8-mile course is completely flat and family friendly, easy enough for the novice rider and young children, with spectacular scenery.

Start Times:
10:30 am for Ride
11:00 am for Run

The ride/run starts on Loleta Drive at the fire station, just beyond Loleta Elementary School. We roll out through town, go right on Eel River Drive and left on Cannibal Island Road through the farmland down to Cock Robin Island bridge, overlooking the Eel River, and back to town.

 

 

2.5-mile Fun Run/Walk

Start Time: 11 am Start on Loleta Drive at the fire station, just beyond Loleta Elementary School. If Hookton Road is clear, we will walk around Lake Loleta. If not, we will walk out and back.

Directional Signs clearly indicate where to turn based on the course you have chosen.

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The Tour of Loleta is sponsored in part
by these fine Humboldt County businesses

Adventure's Edge
Six Rivers Running Club
Wendt Construction
Redwood Capital Bank
Loleta Cheese Co.
Bear River Casino and Hotel
Demello, McAuley, McReynolds, and Holland, LLP
Meta (Johnsen) Wagstaff & Family
Henderson Center Bicycles
Loleta Market
Loleta Meat Market
Loleta Volunteer Fire Department
North Coast Mercantile
Patterson Conners Insurance
Pierson Building Center
Pacific Outfitters
Revolution Bicycles
Gerald R. Becker Insurance
Renner Petroleum
Loleta Church

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