Ten Great Rides

If you are new to the area, new to bicycles or just visiting Sonoma County, we'd like to introduce you to some of our favorite rides.  We think this is just about the best place in the world to ride a bike and these are the roads we take our friends on when they come to visit. 

Some of these routes are easy, some are not.  Each has a description of the terrain, some photos and even a little history and folk lore.  There is also a map and turn-by-turn instructions for each ride.  Once you have exhausted this list you'll find numerous other rides on our ride archive.

 Ride With GPS linkRide  Starts From Distance Challenge
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15291391Windsor Plain  Santa Rosa Youth Park 23 Easy
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15291463Dry Creek, Alexander Valley  City Hall Healdsburg 32 Easy
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15291522Sebastopol, Valley Ford  Ragle Park, Sebastopol 38 Moderate hills
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15291595Alexander Valley, Russian River  Esposti Park, Windsor 42 Some Rollers
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15292265Valley of the Moon  Glen Ellen 28 Moderate hills
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15292325Spring Hill, Chileno Valley  Petaluma 27 Some hills
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15294865Sonoma Coast  Occidental 34 Hilly
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15294896Cavedale, Mt Veeder  Sonoma 45 Challenging
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15294915The Geysers  Central Geyserville 47 Challenging, Remote
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15294984King Ridge  Monte Rio 55 Challenging, Remote

Credit for the descriptions of these rides and the accompanying photographs go to Bill Oetinger.  There is probably no one who knows the back roads of Sonoma County better than Bill and there is certainly no one who can describe them more lyrically.  So give a thought to Bill if you find yourself reaching for the brake levers as you read about the hairball descent of Trinity or if you smile as you visualize those ill fitting toupées on the hill tops west of Petaluma.

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