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Any Suggested Santa Rosa, Ca. rides?(8 posts)

Any Suggested Santa Rosa, Ca. rides?SBP
Sep 5, 2001 6:22 AM
I'm moving to Santa Rosa, CA at the end of September. I'm looking for ride suggestion in the area? Also, are there any recommended LBS's in the area? Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks,

SBP
Yeah man! E-mail me!MrCelloBoy
Sep 5, 2001 6:59 AM
There are TONS of great rides around Sonoma County and North Marin County. I'd enjoy taking you on a ride or supplying you with routes if you prefer it alone.
Good shops include Dave's Bike Sport/Bike Peddler, Santa Rosa Cyclery and there's a Performance outlet in nearby San Rafael (30 min. south).
Are you seeking an epic ridge ride, wine-country tour or a mountain bike epic?
maury@lowepro.comMrCelloBoy
Sep 5, 2001 8:40 AM
Classic rides around here include King Ridge, the Geysers and the Marshall "Wall", if a healthy 60 miles or so is acceptable. Annadel State Park has some of the greatest MTB trails anywhere. There's also the fire road night ride up to Mt. St. Helena.
This is the home of the Terrible Two, so if you wanted to taste Skaggs Springs Rd. (the gruesome climb after the lunch stop) you can even do an out and back. If you're out here for leisure there are plenty of rolling hills, rural and vineyard routes as well.
can you score me a deal on some Lowe Pro goods?bn
Sep 5, 2001 8:58 AM
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can you score me a deal on some Lowe Pro goods?MrCelloBoy
Sep 5, 2001 9:37 AM
Now that kinda rude isn't it?
I suppose since you asked you won't think so. Do I know you from a hole in the wall?

What are you looking for.
I can send you a couple of free stickers!
Even better than a free waterbottle! What do I have to post? nmMB1
Sep 5, 2001 12:30 PM
re: Any Suggested Santa Rosa, Ca. rides?moschika
Sep 5, 2001 3:31 PM
there are also some group rides through-out the week. the santa rosa cycling club has regular rides.
i sometimes go on saturday rides with a group from the Hub bike shop in cotati.
their rides range from 30-60 miles, mostly rolling hill rides through ssw sonoma county and nnw marin.
but like mentioned earlier there are some more difficult rides too.
From an ex-Santa RosanElefantino
Sep 5, 2001 9:02 PM
Dave Walters, owner of Dave's Bike/Sport, is a great guy and the man to see when you move to SR. He finished fourth in the Olympic Trials road race in 1972 and his daughter is a pro racer. He runs the Tuesday night crits during the summer (Jon Peters, now of Mercury-Viatel, was a teen phenom when I raced eons ago) and also the local bike races for pros, which used to be sponsored by Kendall-Jackson winery. The Santa Rosa Cycling Club is well organized and very helpful.
Me, I lived in Rincon Valley, off Brush Creek Road and would ride down to Bennett Valley Road, head south to Grange Road, which has a great hill (and a great downhill!) and then take Petaluma Hill road back north into town and home. A a great daily training loop; I forget the mileage. My other favorite ride was out to Bodega Bay; the only time I hit 55 was on a long downhill on that ride.
Have fun and don't let the cost of living make you faint.