Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2012’

Yountville Lower Chiles Valley Loop

Here is an easy ride that could come in handy should one be crunched for time. The grades are moderate and traffic is light. Lower Chiles Valley Road is a gem that may want to make you slow down and enjoy the views.

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Yountville Pope Valley Loop

This route takes you into the Vaca Mountain Range to the east of Napa Valley. The main ascent is via Howell Mountain Road which is one of the more popular climbs for cyclists, perhaps due to the scarcity of automobile traffic. You will enjoy many panoramic views as you continue into Pope Valley. Here the route turns to the south …

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Sebastopol Russian River Loop

On the way to the Russian River Valley you will hit some back roads. This includes one short but at times steep climb on Harrison Grade Road followed by a gentle descent to the Russian River. River Road is flat and meanders along with the river. Guerneville has a popular coffee house for cyclists called Coffee Bazaar. Just turn left …

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Bodega Bay Sweetwater Loop

Three miles north of Bodega Bay turn right at Coleman Valley Road. The road is easy to pass so watch for it. Coleman Valley Road has a steep climb as you head inland but it turns in to a rolling country road with some sweeping views. From Occidental you will head downhill to the Russian River Valley. River road meanders …

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Bodega Bay Occidental Loop A

This is a short loop that takes you north on Highway 1 for about three miles. Then you turn inland and climb the famous Coleman Valley Wall. On this road you won’t see many cars but you will be treated to eight miles of beautiful rural scenery. After the intersection at Joy Road the road mostly descends to the town …

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Bodega Bay Occidental Loop B

This is a short loop that takes you north on Highway 1 for about three miles. Then you turn inland and climb the famous Coleman Valley Wall. On this road you won’t see many cars but you will be treated to eight miles of beautiful rural scenery. This route doesn’t quite go to the town of Occidental but if you …

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Bodega bay Marshall Loop

This southerly loop first follows scenic Highway 1 along Tomales Bay. At Marshall you turn inland and climb the “Marshall Wall.” You won’t see many vineyards on this route but you will see a variety of livestock in the rolling hills. The town of Tomales is a good place to take a break and refuel your engine. On your way …

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Bodega Bay King Ridge Loop A

This route takes you on some of the best backroads you will find anywhere in the world! It is also long, has a lot of climbing and much of it is very remote. After Cazadero it’s thirty-eight miles to Jenner so be sure you have enough water and fuel. You might find water on Hauser Bridge Road near the Ratna …

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Bodega Bay King Ridge Loop B

This route takes you on some of the best backroads you will find anywhere in the world! It is also long, has a lot of climbing and much of it is very remote. After Cazadero it’s thirty-eight miles to Jenner so be sure you have enough water and fuel. You might find water on Hauser Bridge Road near the Ratna …

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Bodega Bay Guerneville Loop

Three miles north of Bodega Bay turn right at Coleman Valley Road. The road is easy to pass so watch for it. Coleman Valley Road has a steep climb as you head inland but it turns in to a rolling country road with some sweeping views. From Occidental you will head downhill to the Russian River Valley. River road meanders …

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