• Distance:                                          16.1 miles

  • Beginning elevation:                      2,590'

  • Ending elevation:                            7,576'

  • Elevation gained:                            5,432'

  • Average Grade:                               6.2%

  • Fiets Index:                                      10.53

  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection Balch Park and Bear Creek Roads, 4.6 miles north of Springville, CA, 70 miles northeast of Bakersfield and 183 miles northeast of LAX ( 36.18572, -118.79864 latitude/longitude).  


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Cycling Bear Creek Road, CA

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Bear Creek Road RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

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