Sonoma County is famous for its scenic backroad cycling, and this event
shows you why. In addition to passing by many of the region's premier
vineyards, the routes wind through redwoods, apple orchards, and shady
broadleaf forest. The roads meander across meadows sprinkled with wildflowers
and climb over hillsides dotted with eucalyptus, bay, and oak. The Super Century route even visits the magnificent, rugged Sonoma coast.
Depending on your route, you'll cross the beautiful Russian River as many as six
times. Again, depending on your route, you might pass through as many as seven different vineyard appellations: Russian River Valley, Green
Valley, Sonoma Coast, Northern Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander
Valley, and Chalk Hill.
The three long routes incorporate a lunch stop (with custom made sandwiches as well as regular rest stop fare) in a shady redwood grove at the Warm Springs Dam Visitor Center.
This is considered a moderately easy century...a good choice for
those attempting their first 100-miler. It isn't all flat though, and by the time the finish rolls around, even seasoned riders will feel
they've earned their after-ride dinner.
All routes begin and end at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, three miles north of Santa Rosa on Hwy 101 (See map). The after-ride dinner will be served there. Parking is available but
limited so please carpool or ride your bike to start, if possible. There is no overnight camping at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Rest stop open and close times will be listed on the route maps.
Note: If you are a slower rider, please plan to start your ride as soon as the course opens (see Start TImes) in order to give yourself time to make it to our rest stops before they close, and to arrive at the finish while the dinner is still being served.
Participants are required to follow California Vehicle Code (CVC) regulations.