97 miles with 6,300 feet of climbing
Tierra Bella • Climbs
Tierra Bella • Description
Tierra Bella is a top-rated cycling event with over 40 years of history in southern Santa Clara County. Multiple routes are available, including a century.
All routes start at Gavilan College in Gilroy. The century leads to the east side of Santa Clara Valley for the 15-mile Canada Loop - a climb to Gilroy Hot Springs followed by a descent on Canada Road.
The course then heads north towards Morgan Hill for the 12-mile climb to Henry Coe State Park Headquarters, crossing Anderson Lake Bridge and passing Anderson Lake (out-and-back).
The ride then heads further north and to the west side of Santa Clara Valley for the climb to Calero Reservoir. Here the route turns south, passing Chesbro Reservoir on the way back to Gilroy.
Event Website: Tierra Bella
Tierra Bella • Interactive Map
Tierra Bella • Pictures
Anderson Lake Bridge
By: Bernd Straehle