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Routes & Maps


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 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. The 200-K 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 barbecue.

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 barbecue 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 in order to give yourself time to make it to our rest stops before they close, and to arrive at the finish while the BBQ is still being served.


Wine Country Century Routes and Maps  - four route options are available

35 Mile Route

The 35 mile route is a moderately easy circuit which heads west and south across the Laguna de Santa Rosa almost to Sebastopol, then turns north and drops into the village of Graton, where there is a rest stop. After the stop, it meanders north and east over rolling terrain of orchards, woods, pastures, and vineyards, visits the town of Windsor and then heads back to the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (start/finish). Ride safely and exercise good judgment. The official route is shown on the printed maps. Note that the electronic mapping systems seem to overstate elevation gain.We rate this ride as having about 1200 feet of climbing.

100K Route

The 100 kilometer route avoids the early, hilly portions of the 100 mile and 200K routes and takes an easy, eight-mile shortcut to the main course. After the routes merge, 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!   Ride safely and exercise good judgment. The official route is shown on the printed maps. Note that the electronic mapping systems seem to overstate elevation gain. We rate this ride as having about 1800 feet elevation gain.

100 Mile Route

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!  Ride safely and exercise good judgment.  The official route is shown on the printed maps. Note that the electronic mapping systems seem to overstate elevation gain.We rate this ride as having about 3300 feet elevation gain.

200K Route

The 200 kilometer route follows the 100 mile course, except for a loop out to the coast in the morning and an extra loop in Alexander Valley after lunch. The coastal loop picks up Coleman Valley Road in Occidental and climbs over two spectacular ridges on its way to the sea. It then travels north along the rocky coastline, turns inland, and follows the Russian River back to Monte Rio, where it rejoins the century course. The extra loop after lunch— over the hill on Dutcher Creek Road— insures that this route is a full 200K.  Ride safely and exercise good judgment. The official route is shown on the printed maps. Note that the electronic mapping systems seem to overstate elevation gain. We rate this ride as having about 4500 feet elevation gain.
Note: In order to ensure that all riders finish in time for the post-ride BBQ, 200K riders arriving at Dutcher Creek (90 miles) after 2:30pm will be diverted to the 100 mile course.

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