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 below.
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