Wine Country Century
The Santa Rosa Cycling Club welcomes you to Sonoma County for a beautiful springtime century.
The Wine Country Century will show you why Sonoma County is famous for its scenic backroad cycling.
This ride passes by many of the region’s premier vineyards and wineries. You’ll ride through redwoods and apple orchards, shady broad-leaf forest and wildflowers and you’ll climb over hillsides dotted with eucalyptus, bay and oak trees.
After the lunch stop, the 100K, Century and Super Century routes include some of the area damaged by last fall’s Kincade fire. Most of the fire impact is not obvious but over a distance of about 15 miles you will pass some burned out buildings and charred trees and get a good idea of the extent of this massive wildfire.
This is considered a moderately easy century…a good choice for those attempting their first 100-miler. It is not all flat though, and by the time the finish rolls around, even seasoned riders will feel they’ve earned their after-ride meal.
We’re deeply flattered that last year about half our riders
returned after riding the event the year before.
The largest portion of revenues from the entry fees goes to staging the event... paying for food and supplies,
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Registration is open
Four routes are offered as part of the Wine Country Century.
Detailed route descriptions can be found here.
There is no same-day registration. Pre-event online registration only.
Changing routes: If you decide to do a different distance than the one you register for, just let us know when you check in and we will make sure you get the correct map and bib number. You do not need to notify us ahead of time.There is no fee to change to a shorter route, but if you change to a longer route you will owe us the price difference between the two fees.
Event jerseys & vests will be available to pre-order with registration
Riders must register in advance for this event; there will be no on-site registration.
There are no refunds for this event; if you register but are unable to ride, you may transfer your entry to another rider.
Parking at the Luther Burbank Center is very limited; please carpool or ride your bike to the start. Maps to the overflow parking will be available. Maps will be provided at registration.
Dogs are not allowed in the picnic area at the Luther Burbank Center; please leave your dog at home. DO NOT leave them in your car. Recommendations for doggie daycare: K9 Activity Club.
Please read this Release of Liability.
At the Rest Stops:
On the Road:At the Finish:
A properly fitting, US CPSC-approved helmet is required at all times during the ride.
It is your responsibility to bring a bicycle that is in safe working condition. Class 1 and Class 3 ebikes, which are pedal assisted ebikes, are permitted to be ridden on the WCC.
Carry a pump (compatible with your valves), a minimum of one water bottle (we suggest two), a tire patch kit, and a properly sized spare tube.
Always carry ID and emergency phone numbers for yourself. It makes good sense to also list your medical insurance carrier and your blood type.
Participants are required to follow California Vehicle Code (CVC) regulations. More info here.
Accommodations & Restaurants
Please refer to the Santa Rosa Convention and Visitors Bureau web site for up-to-date information.
Sharing the Road
Sonoma County's back roads are very popular with cyclists. You may only visit here once or twice a year, but the residents along our route have cyclists--in large groups and small--passing their homes and farms and wineries every day. You can help us preserve friendly relations with our neighbors by being a good ambassador for cycling when you ride here. Our use of this route in the future may depend on your good cycling behavior now. Thank you for your cooperation!