Maps & Routes
Wine Country Bikes is pleased to announce that we have been selected an area Ride Ambassador for Sonoma County by Ride with GPS- the best site on the web for planning and recording bike tours. Just click on the links below to see our individual favorite Ambassador Routes or click the badge to the right to browse them all. From the Ride with GPS website you'll be able to print maps & cue sheets as well as download the routes to your GPS unit.
Much of these routes are on quiet roads with small rolling hills, although there may be some busier sections as noted in the route descriptions. There are a few moderate hills which may be just a few hundred yards long and steep, or up to ½ mile- but then not steep. The moderate rides are appropriate for physically fit people who do get some regular exercise and have some biking experience. Our Trek Verve 3 Hybrid or higher quality bikes are an excellent choice for these rides.
#1 recommended moderate ride:
Dry Creek Valley Out & Back
#2 recommended moderate ride:
Russian River Valley Loop
#3 recommended moderate ride:
Alexander Valley Loop
Much of these routes are on quiet roads with small rolling hills, although there may some busier sections as noted in the route descriptions. There may be some moderate hills and some longer or more challenging hills as well. Intermediate rides are appropriate for physically fit people who have cycling experience in various terrains and traffic conditions. Our lightweight touring hybrid or high quality road bikes are good choices for these rides.
#1 recommended intermediate ride:
Lake Sonoma Overlook
#2 recommended intermediate ride:
West Sonoma County & Graton
#3 recommended intermediate ride:
Dry Creek & Alexander Valleys
Much of the riding is on quiet and remote country roads, although there may some busier sections as noted in the route descriptions. They all include extended climbs, steep ups & downs and areas of poor road conditions- all of which make us love them even more. Challenging rides are intended for experienced riders with good fitness who are comfortable riding in a variety of conditions and terrain. Our aluminum road bikes are appropriate for these rides although our carbon fiber bikes will be even better.
Need more help planning?
Check out our step by step "Guide to Planning a Casual Tour of the Dry Creek Valley"