Saturday, Feb. 16th Tiburon to Rohnert Park (50 miles)
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Depart from Tiburon Ferry Terminal at 10:30 am (The first ferry out of SF arrives at 10:20am. Please see Blue & Gold Fleet Schedule: http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/ferry-services/ferry-schedules/#1795).
Tiburon Ferry; Pier 41
The very first ferry leaves Pier 41 in San Francisco at 9:45am. Pier 41 is near Fisherman's Wharf and the aquarium, so be sure to check your maps. A one way ticket costs $11. You may pay by through their website here; https://secure4.gatewayticketing.com/BlueAndGoldFleet/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=BGFTKTGP&C=TIBTKTS They have told me they will be able to accommodate us, however it is first-come, first-served, so please BE EARLY. Tiburon Ferry Terminal (Start of Ride) We will all meet at 10:20am and ride at 10:30am. Please make sure I see you, so I can cross you off my list. Just in case people miss the ferry and meet us later, I will refund everyone's deposit (who arrives) at the hotel. Please bring maps and review them ahead of time.
If you miss the Ferry You can take the 70 bus to Larkspur and join us for lunch at the Nicasio Cheese Factory around 1pm (Golden Gate Transit) at Seventh and Market at 11am. You will arrive at Larkspur at 11:49am. The Cheese Factory is 16 miles from Larkspur. You can check out schedules here: http://goldengate.org/schedules.php. Google directions also helps! You can take the Ferry to Larkspur. The first ferry leaving the San Francisco Ferry Building (near the Embarcadero BART) is at 12:40pm. You would arrive at Larkspur at 1:30. Their website is here: http://goldengateferry.org/schedules/Larkspur.php Lunch at Nicasio Cheese Factory at 1pm; BRING A PACKED LUNCH The Nicasio Cheese Factory is a bike-friendly dairy farm. Supposedly they have free cheese tastings! Their website: http://www.nicasiocheese.com/ranch.html Yelp reviews/tips: http://www.yelp.com/biz/nicasio-valley-cheese-company-nicasio BRING A PACKED LUNCH, just in case you don't like what Nicasio has to eat.
Evening: Sleep at Good Nite Inn, Rohnert Park
- Five (5) rooms with 1 bed at $45.00
- Five (5) rooms with 2 beds at $48.00
All rooms are under my name, Sheryl Karpowicz. Also, if you need to cancel your hotel or if you want to change your assignment for Sunday (the next night in Napa) please let me know by Sunday morning. Dinner at Rohnert Park (around 6 or 7pm)
There are various restaurants in the area around the Good Nite Inn. I suggest we meet for dinner around 6 or 7pm. I've included a link to yelp reviews of restaurants in the area: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=restaurants&find_loc=Rohnert+Park%2C+CA&ns=1&ls=717657ad74d40f43#find_loc=5040+Redwood+Dr.,+Rohnert+Park,+CA Dinner Restaurant suggestions include: Bacchus Restaurant and Wine Bar (in the Doubletree hotel) Chili's Mary's Pizza Shack El Torito Mexican Restaurant Hana Japanese Restaurant
Sunday, Feb. 17th Rohnert Park to St. Helena to Napa (44 miles)
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Breakfast Options Redwood Cafe Coffeehouse & Grill Sams Mediterranean Cafe and Deli Sonoma Valley Bagel Meet in front of Good Nite Inn at 9am We'll all meet at 9:00am and leave by 9:15am. Sunday morning's ride will be a mix of country and city riding. When you reach Calistoga and Montecito, there is a mile of switchbacks with traffic. Take your time and be cautious. As a group, we should be visible, but I want to make sure everyone is aware and safe!
Lunch/Wine tasting at Velo Vino (around 1pm) I project we'll reach Velo Vino at about 1pm. Velo Vino is owned by the Cliff Family (Yes, Cliff bars!). The wine tasting room looks like an altar to the Biking Gods! They have incredible wine ($) and they let you bring in and eat your own food inside! Food nearby for Lunch (to bring into Velo Vino) Gotts Roadside (beer, burgers & shakes) Azteca Market (deli, sandwiches) Pizzeria Tra Vigne
Dinner at Red Hen Cantina at 6:30pm 4175 Solano Ave Napa, CA 94558 (1 mile north of hotel) Mexican food with fun outdoor seating.
Drinks and Board Games at the Hilton at 8pm 3585 Solano Ave Napa, CA 94558 (1 block up from hotel) The Hilton has a nice lounge on the first floor with complementary board games we should take advantage of!
Evening: Sleep at Motel 6, Napa
- Five (5) rooms with 1 bed at $69.00
- Five (5) rooms with 2 beds at $79.00
Monday, Feb 18th Napa to Vallejo Ferry (18 miles) and/or Richmond BART (36 miles)
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Nearby Breakfast options Starbucks (across the street) Vallergas (gourmet supermarket across the street) Hilton hotel (buffet breakfast) Meet in front of Motel 6 (Start of ride) at 10am We will meet at 10am and start biking to the Vallejo ferry. We should get to the ferry at 12 noon. Light lunch at Vallejo Ferry at 12 noon There's a cute cafe in the terminal building we could eat at before the 2:30 ferry. Vallejo Ferry Building For those needing to get home early there is a public bus leaving the Vallejo Ferry Building at 7:30am. It arrives at the SF Ferry Building at 8:30am. The Vallejo to SF Ferry runs on a holiday schedule. It costs $13 one way. You may access it through this website: http://www.baylinkferry.com/schedule/index.php. The first one leaves at 10am; then 2:30pm. The last one leaves at 5:30pm. Richmond BART For those more adventurous/stronger riders/NEED TO GET HOME, I have included bike directions to the Richmond BART on the map.