Lists and Details
Nowhere else can you ride through redwoods, along coastal trails, past wineries,
over a river and back to your car parked in a country tourist town filled with
cafes, shops and restaurants. Here we have listed some of the popular types of
rides and given a sampling of what locations are the best for each. Continued
Ride guides from the
Rosa Cycling Club - Ten Great Rides
Guide - Russian River Rides
60+ Rides from Casini Ranch
Wine Country - Leisure Cycling
We recommend taking scenic and mild rides through the heart of the region's wine
country along West Side and East Side Roads. Also consider Joe Rodata West County
Trail which extends from downtown Santa Rosa to Forestville. They all offer beautiful
views of farms and vineyards.
- Coleman Valley
Coleman Valley Road from Occidental, over the hills and down to the coast is a
top pick. In and out of the forest’s shade the scenic views are stunning
and the road is virtually traffic-free.
Fun - Armstrong, Pomo Canyon, Lake Sonoma
The whole family will enjoy these easy, safe and scenic rides.
1. Peddling through the old growth trees of Armstrong Redwoods. 2. Biking secluded
Pomo Canyon. 3. Cresting the hills above Lake Sonoma.
Climbs - Armstrong, Lake Sonoma, Jenner Grade
Armstrong Redwoods into Austin Creek - 1400 feet, 3.4 miles
Up the coast north of Jenner - 1200 feet, 4.5 miles
Lake Sonoma to the Overlook - 1500 feet, 3.1 miles
& Endurance - Sonoma Coast
Forty-eight miles along official scenic Highway One, the Sonoma Coast ride starts
in Bodega Bay and ends north at the seaside town of Gualala. A rewarding ride
for the seasoned cyclist.
Technical Single Track
- Salt Point, Lake Sonoma, Annadel
Three locations offer exciting rides. Salt Point along the coast features a rugged
wilderness terrain; Lake Sonoma north of Healdsburg offers a labyrinth of trails
among the hills and is host to races throughout the year; Annadel State Park is
a wilderness refuge outside of downtown Santa Rosa.
Roads - Austin Creek Back Country
Explore miles of creek bottoms, ride past waterfalls, and power up hills in the
back country of Austin Creek State Recreation.
The complete bike map for Sonoma Country and the Russian River.
Stunning winescapes and many wine tasting rooms. Leads from Healdsburg to Lake