Valley of the Moon

Valley of the Moon in Sonoma County was made famous by Jack London.  While the valley itself is not spectacular, we will take some interesting roads to get there and back. 

Lunch will be in Sonoma.  On the way back there will be a multiple choice option.  Stay and do some shopping in Sonoma, lots of shops and galleries within walking distance, visit the State Park and museum in Sonoma, or a short ride to the Jack London State Park which has the remains of his famous "Wolf House" as well as a museum of Jack London memorabilia.  Anyone who hasn't read any Jack London needs to go and pick up a book or two of his.

The ride is moderate length, only about 250 miles.  There are several sections of road that include some difficult uphill, and downhill, hairpins, as well as a section of pretty bumpy two lane road.  Because of the road difficulty, the ride will be rated as a 5 out of 5.  We won't go fast over these sections, but newer riders will probably find them quite difficult.  It is possible to take freeway down to Highway 12 and follow an easy route to Sonoma for anyone who would like to meet the group for lunch, but does not want to tackle the difficult roads of the morning.  The afternoon route does have some bumpy road, and some downhill hairpins, but not as difficult as the morning route.

There should be a group at the Silver Skillet at 7:30 for breakfast if anyone wants a chance to socialize with other riders before the ride starts.

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  • Charlie

    Great ride, beautiful countryside. First ride, I appreciate the patience. :)

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Jeff B.

      charlie , you and Caleb picked a doozy for a first ride. this group does all sorts of rides so make sure you both come ride again. Loved having you both along

      March 25, 2014

    • Rgconner

      Yep, this and the 2 passes ride have been the most technical rides I have been on with the club.

      March 25, 2014

  • Caleb J.

    Can't wait to do it again!

    March 23, 2014

  • Caleb J.

    Awesome day & exciting ride, thanks to all the great riders!

    March 23, 2014

  • Tom D

    Great ride! I always enjoy Lake Berryessa over to Napa and it has been a lot of years since I rode the Oakville Grade. St. Helena road was a new one for me and I enjoyed that segment as well. Another fun day on the bikes.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Jeff B.

    Great pace for all

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Michael C.

    Sorry to back out but I always knew this was a possibility.

    March 22, 2014

  • Patrick

    Sorry, can't mark it. Gotta work on a broken car. Catch you folks next time. I'm looking forward to those gravel roads and hairpin turns.

    March 22, 2014

  • Darlene M.

    Would love to go, but I'm still in Nashville.

    March 22, 2014

  • Rgconner

    I picked up a Beofeng radio... any of the other owners have the profile to program the radio to use the right channels?

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Bob K.

      I think Todd or Jennifer do.

      March 22, 2014

  • Bob K.

    Needing a tire...and I'm not going to be able to get in on by Sunday. BIG Sigh. Gonna have to sit this one out. :-(

    March 21, 2014

  • Jeff B.

    I have created a Google Maps from the pre-ride
    The google maps is here http://goo.gl/oLjzq6

    I also have a garmin GPX file if needed - PM me

    2 · February 25, 2014

    • Rgconner

      Taking all the mystery out of it Jeff!

      March 21, 2014

  • Michael C.

    There is an outside chance that I'll have to cancel but I will not know until the day before.

    February 24, 2014

  • Darlene M.

    Will be out of town, looks great though.

    February 24, 2014

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  • Rick
    Road Captain, Paid Member 2015, Treasurer, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Gary R.
    SRC, Road Crew, Paid Member 2015
  • sandy o.
    Paid Member -- R.I.P.
  • Tom D
    Road Captain, Paid Member 2015, Co-Organizer
  • Rgconner
    Road Captain, Paid Member 2015, Ride Chair, Co-Organizer

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