Come prepared for an assault on the Geysers, that marvelous tree-shaded 16 mile climb that many of us know and love. Don’t be scared off though, as there is only one steep section (1.5 miles). As a reward for their climbing efforts, C/D/E riders will experience a sweeping 10-mile descent back to the valley floor before lunch. C/D/E’s ride 40 miles and climb 3800 feet before there is anywhere to buy food, so they need to bring whatever food/water is necessary to get them to lunch. The more civilized B riders will follow the rustic Healdsburg wine loop along Dutcher Creek, West Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, and Red Winery roads. The B route stops for lunch in Healdsburg and offers a 58-mile option. C/D/E routes all have shortcut options (see route sheets online). Rain cancels.
ROUTE SHEETS: B C D E
(Note: E route sheet was revised on 3/17/13)
LEADERS: Guy Shuman and Mindy Steiner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-704-0895)
MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure
MEETING LOCATION: Geyserville Elementary School on Geyserville Ave. Take 101 North to the Canyon Road exit (next exit after the Geyserville/Hwy 128 exit). Turn right at the end of the off-ramp, and then right at Geyserville Ave. Take Geyserville Ave. about one half mile. The school is on the right side of the road.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Contact leader with questions. Many options available in area – Saturday group dinner will be in Healdsburg and Sunday ride starts in Healdsburg. Recommended lodging is America’s Best Value Inn (join free “Value Club” for best rates):
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