Loving Life In Sonoma County!
John & Heather Mastrianni
We met in Sonoma County in early 2000; John was from New York and Heather from Ontario, Canada. We’d both come west for the same reason- we’d heard what an amazing place this was to ride bikes. Heather was in the final years of a bike racing career that took her to races throughout Europe and North America with the Canadian National and US professional teams. John was looking for a new venture after many years as a competitive cyclist, bike shop owner, coach and lover of all things bike.
From our union Wine Country Bikes was a natural offspring, and our chance to share with others the “cyclists paradise” that we discovered here. The hundreds of miles of amazing country roads, through the vineyards and Redwood Forest, over the mountains and along the crashing Pacific are the heart of it, but, in Sonoma County it’s about more than that- it’s a lifestyle. A place where “picked this morning” fruit and vegetables, local cheeses, fresh baked bread and virgin olive oil are just a few of treasures shared freely.
And now that we no longer ride with professional teams, we’re lucky to be part of a great club. With the Santa Rosa Cycling Club we love to participate in group rides, challenge ourselves with brevets and stop along the way for a coffee. When we’re not riding we also love running. From ultra-marathons for Heather to family fun runs with John and the dogs, we seem to always be on the go- except, of course, when we’re relaxing in our “paradise.”
So, we hope you’ll come to visit. We promise we’ll do everything we can to make your trip wonderful and share the heart of Sonoma County with you.
Want to see some of our favorite rides? Check out our Maps & Routes Page!