Come prepared for an assault on the Geysers, that marvelous tree-shaded 16 mile climb that many of us know and love. Don’t be scared off though, as there is only one steep section (1.5 miles). As a reward for their climbing efforts, C/D/E riders will experience a sweeping 10-mile descent back to the valley floor before lunch. C/D/E’s ride 40 miles and climb 3800 feet before there is anywhere to buy food, so they need to bring whatever food/water is necessary to get them to lunch. The more civilized B riders will follow the rustic Healdsburg wine loop along Dutcher Creek, West Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, and Red Winery roads. The B route stops for lunch in Healdsburg and offers a 58-mile option. C/D/E routes all have shortcut options (see route sheets online). Rain cancels.
ROUTE SHEETS: B C D E
(Note: E route sheet was revised on 3/17/13)
LEADERS: Guy Shuman and Mindy Steiner([masked] or[masked])
MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure
MEETING LOCATION: Geyserville Elementary School on Geyserville Ave. Take 101 North to the Canyon Road exit (next exit after the Geyserville/Hwy 128 exit). Turn right at the end of the off-ramp, and then right at Geyserville Ave. Take Geyserville Ave. about one half mile. The school is on the right side of the road.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Contact leader with questions. Many options available in area – Saturday group dinner will be in Healdsburg and Sunday ride starts in Healdsburg. Recommended lodging is America’s Best Value Inn (join free “Value Club” for best rates):
- America’s Best Value Inn (Healdsburg),[masked] or americasbestvalueinn.com.
- Best Western Dry Creek Inn (Healdsburg),[masked] or drycreekinn.com.
- Healdsburg Travelodge (Healdsburg), [masked] or healdsburglodge.com
- Geyserville Inn (Geyserville), [masked] or geyservilleinn.com
Special Information for New Members and Guest Riders:
The Western Wheelers are new to Meetup, and most riders don't yet RSVP. There are a lot of us, and we'll be there!
A special note about start locations: Meetup Locations are not always precise. Please consult the ride description for the authoritative start location.
Information on the ride rating system is here: http://www.meetup.com/Western-Wheelers/pages/Ride_Rating_System/