This is a shorter version of our other West county bike loop. It's about 20 miles of flat riding along paved bike paths and a couple of back roads that take us from Santa Rosa out to Sebastopol, then through parts of the beautiful Laguna De Santa Rosa, and finally back following alongside the Santa Rosa Creek. There will be very few cars to contend with, and our pace throughout will be relaxed.
Our ride will take about 2.5 - 3.5 hours. We will re-group often and take one snack break. There are public bathrooms at our meetup spot but none along the way.
To get to the starting place: from 101 take Hwy 12 exit and head west toward Sebastopol. Take the Stonypoint Rd exit off hwy 12. Turn RIGHT at the light and onto Stonypoint Rd. Turn LEFT at the next light onto West 3rd. A little shopping center will be on your left. Pull into the shopping center and park. We will meet in front of the CVS.
-Make sure your bike is in good working order and fits you comfortably.
-Make sure you know how to change gears!
-Make sure your tires are in decent shape and inflated properly.
-Make sure you bring a new spare tube that is the right size. I will bring tire irons and a pump. Flat tires are always possible.
-A bike helmet
-sunscreen, water, snacks
-appropriate shoes for biking (no sandals, open toe shoes, etc)