Register Now for Sonoma County’s Springtime Wine Country Century
The Santa Rosa Cycling Club welcomes you to Sonoma County for a beautiful springtime century on May 2nd, 2020
Sonoma County is famous for its scenic backroad cycling and the Wine Country Century showcases it. In addition to passing by many of the region's premier vineyards, the route winds through redwoods, apple orchards, and shady broadleaf forest. It meanders across meadows sprinkled with wildflowers and climbs over hillsides dotted with eucalyptus, bay, and oak.
There are distances to suit all abilities of cyclists; the shorter 34 mile ride, the medium 63 mile (100k) ride, the 100 mile century ride and the tougher 118 mile Super Century. The Super Century route even visits the magnificent, rugged Sonoma coast.
The 34-mile route, is a moderately easy circuit which heads west through the orchards, woods, pastures, and vineyards of the Russian River Valley, with a rest stop at the iconic Wohler Bridge.
The 100-kilometer route, avoids the early, hilly portions of the century routes. The forested hills give way to the vineyards of the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys. Aside from the fairly substantial climb on Chalk Hill near the end, the remainder of the route is flat or rolling...and beautiful. There is around 2,600 feet of climbing.
The 100-mile route heads west across the valley floor before climbing into the wooded hills around Graton and Occidental. After descending to the Russian River at Monte Rio, the route meanders through rolling terrain along the sides of the river valley. There are several climbs...some long but gradual, some short but steep. At about mile 44, the forested hills give way to the vineyards of the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys. Aside from the fairly substantial climb on Chalk Hill near the end, the remainder of the route is flat or rolling, and beautiful! There is around 5,000 feet of climbing.
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.
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 longer 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.
The rest stops will include Fresh fruit, cookies, munchies, PB&J's, Water and drinks, Restrooms and Tech Support.
Out on the road participants will benefit from SAG wagons, Marshals on course for assistance, VeloMed and Photography by Photo Crazy. At the finish there will also be a Drop Bag Pick-up Service.
All routes begin and end at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, three miles north of Santa Rosa on Hwy 101 which will also provide Water and sports drinks, restrooms and Tech support.
The after-ride dinner will be served there which includes a FREE beer from Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, FREE lunch, FREE scoop of homemade ice cream....
Event jerseys, vests will be available to pre-order with registration. Purchase at the WCC Store or when you register. Special pricing of only $70 each when ordered by February 10th. Jerseys and vests will be shipped to you in mid-April before the event.
Event T-Shirts are also available for purchase, ready for pick-up at the event.
Registration is Now Open!
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For more information, please visit: https://srcc.wildapricot.org/Wine-Country-Century-2020
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