100 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing
Foxy's Fall Century • Climbs
Foxy's Fall Century • Description
Foxy's Fall Century is a beautiful ride that dates back to the late 1960s. Named after one of the early Davis Bike Club leaders, Ed "Foxy Grandpa" Delano, this late-season event is capped at 1,500 riders.
The route leads in a clockwise loop through the orchards of Solana County and rolling hills of Napa County. It starts in Davis and initially heads west on Covell Boulevard. Then it follows a series of roads known as the "Four Ss". The roads are Stevenson Bridge Road (crossing a historic bridge), Sievers Road, Schroeder Road, and Silveyville Road.
After Fairfield, climbing starts on Gordon Valley Road, Wooden Valley Road, and Monticello Road. Highway 128 leads to Lake Berryessa and over "Cardiac Hill", before descending to Monticello Dam and Putah Creek. Eventually the flat Putah Creek Road heads back east and closes the loop at Stevenson Bridge Road.
Event Website: Foxy's Fall Century
Foxy's Fall Century • Interactive Map
Foxy's Fall Century • Pictures
Graffiti-Covered Stevenson Bridge
Monticello Dam and Lake Berryessa
Monticello Dam and Putah Creek
Sandra and I went to visit Lisa, who started as a freshman at UC Davis this fall.
Davis is the first platinum-level bike-friendly city in the United States (according to the League of American Bicyclists), and one of only a few college towns in California - we love it.
The Davis Bike Club put on an excellent event, and I am looking forward to more rides in the area.
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Gran Fondos & Centuries