I rode the Tour de Pierce on Sunday morning with my brother and some buddies. The ride has a reputation for being super easy, but this year the course was altered to make it more challenging.
That, of course, means hills.
The new course climbed up to Lake Tapps, the Tubbs Road hill in South Prairie and a third hill at Prairie Ridge.
While the relatively short distance (the longest ride is 50 miles) still makes it doable for those who haven’t trained it was enough work the legs of those who push themselves.
The course is definitely worth checking out. The Dan Henry’s (directional indicators) are still painted on the streets and course maps are available on the ride website.
And if you don’t like hills the map shows several shortcuts for avoiding the climbs