This will be 30 miles of some amazing scenery!
The Plan: We'll head out the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and go to a winery o/s of Sebastopol, where we'll have lunch, then ride through Graton and continue out Graton Rd for some beautiful scenery, then stop at a winery I just found today. Marimar is owned by a Spanish family from the Barcelona area in Spain. This winery has some amazing wines. I tasted there today and met the tasting room manager who opened some wines for me they typically don't taste. If you don't like the wine at Marimar I'll refund you the price of this Meetup. (Oh that's right, we don't charge for these great events, do we?)
From there we'll head towards Graton and take some lesser known county roads that have some breathtaking scenery. We'll work our way to the Joe Rodota Trail and drop into Sebastopol, and finally head back to Santa Rosa. If you've enjoyed any of the other rides I've led, I guarantee you'll flip over this one.
This ride is flat for the most part, but has some rolling hills that are strenuous. As always we wait for those who need more time on the hills. The countryside on this ride make the hills well worth it.
I rode this one today and enjoyed it so much I knew I had to take the grp out to experience it.
What To Bring:
Snacks, water, and a lunch.
Wear: Sunscreen, layered clothing, your helmet.
I pack a few fruit bars and a sandwich for lunch. We'll have lunch in a beautiful courtyard w/ a fountain at one of the wineries.
Fill your tires the day/eve before.
Have your bike tuned and in good shape.
Getting out for a couple nice rides before this one (on your own if necessary) would help.
A repair kit (optional, though always suggested).
As always, your sense of humour is required!
This ride is being posted on 4 other Meetup sites, though attendance will be limited to 12.