Riders will complete the long course in between 4 and 7 hours.

Aid Stations

Unless specified otherwise, aid stations will be equipped with water and/or basic nutrition, like chips, nuts, pretzels, cookies, M&Ms, bananas

AS 1: Lake City Rd @ North Bloomfield Rd @ Backbone rd. | Med & Long course | Mile 10.9

AS 2: N. Bloomfield Graniteville Rd @ Moores Flat Rd (water only) | Med & Long course | Mile 17.9

AS 3: Graniteville Community Center | Long course | Mile 25.5

AS 4: Gaston Rd. @ Relife Hill Rd | Long course | Mile 36.7

AS 1: Lake City Rd @ North Bloomfield Rd @ Backbone rd. | Med & Long course | Mile 50.6

AS 5: Sierra Family Medical Center | Med & Long course | Mile 57.7


We've done it in different ways in the past, but in 2023, Heart of Gold will feature segment scoring! This means you won’t have to turn yourself inside and out over the entirety of the 45 or 70 miles route options, and that you’re going to have some much needed recovery time between efforts and will bring us back together at aid stations where you won’t have to rush to continue.


Start and finish at the Rood Center in Nevada City.


6:00 - 8:00 am: Packet Pickup

Complimentary hot coffee available at the start.

Tour of Nevada City (TONC) bike shop will be present at the start for last minute tune ups.

8:00 am: Mass start

12:00 - 5:30 pm: Enjoy you post-ride meal and your well deserved beer, courtesy of Grass Valley Brewing Co, and of Best Day Brewing for the NA option!

3:30 pm: Awards Ceremony -- time is subject to change