There’s a reason that so many prominent cycle races, including the Amgen Tour of California, take place in Sonoma County: Diversity. There are rides here to suit everyone, from paved routes along former railroad tracks, through vineyard-laden valleys, up and down steep mountain passes, and along knife-edge roads that follow the coastline — and plenty in-between.
Here are three itineraries for bicycle rides to suit casual riders and families with children, fairly experienced cyclists with a yen to tour classic wine country, and weekend warriors seeking a true challenge. You’ll also find tips for things to do along the ride.
And these three suggestions are just starting point. You can find details about a variety of rides by visiting the Santa Rosa Cycling Club’s website. And get more info about bike rentals and organized tours by reading Biking Events in West Sonoma County, Bicyling Sonoma County, and our bike rentals and tours listings.
Written by Sonoma Insider Suzie Rodgriguez.