Breathe Bike Trek
Saturday is the new Friday!
All Friday routes this year have been switched with last year’s Saturday routes. And, vice-versa.
That “Surprise Hill” right off of Bodega Avenue has been eliminated in favor of a more scenic (and predictable) ride along Chapman Road.
Warming up s-l-o-w-l-y? There’s an optional turn-around at Helen Putnam Regional Park, with rest rooms & water, limiting total distance to about 15 miles.
GOT DIRT? Helen Putnam park offers numerous routes for aspiring and experienced Mountain Bikers alike, who are ready to take on some moderately technical trails.
The 2018 Long Route follows last year’s Saturday Long map, all the way out to beautiful Tomales Bay.
The improved Medium Route replaces 2017’s last steep climb on Tomales Petaluma Road, with an easier, more scenic (and quieter) return to camp via Fallon Two Rock Road.
The Long and Metric Century Routes include sweeping vistas of the coast from Dillon Beach Road, plus a smoother ride along Valley Ford Franklin School Road. This new, smoother road replaces the affectionately named “Middle Finger Road”. It still has real hills, so we’ll have a contest to see who comes up with the most creative name for it. (You have to ride it to enter the contest.) First Place Prize to be announced.
Feeling gourmet? Try out the oysters at Bodega Bay Oyster Company, site of this year’s Rest Stop on Valley Ford Road. (You’ll need to bring your wallet.)
The Metric Century now climbs up to Occidental via Joy Road, so that strong riders can spend more time enjoying the Redwoods. You’ll scream back down the hill on the smooth pavement of Bohemian Highway.
What’s not to love?
This year’s Sunday Long Route is a Figure-8, with a new loop that takes you past the charming cottages and Victorian homes of downtown Petaluma.
The 2018 Long Route is 1.5 miles longer that the 2017 Long Route, but has almost 500 feet less climbing. It’s the perfect route for cyclist’s who want to do at least 100 miles on their Trek.
If you ride Friday’s Medium Route (32.9 miles), Saturday’s Medium Route (37.0 miles), and the new Sunday Long Route (32.4 miles) your total for the Trek will be 102.3 miles! WELL DONE!
The Short and Medium Routes are unchanged from last year, a quick spin to leave a smile on your face and get you on the road back home.
Contact Steve Boswell by phone at 916 444 5900 ext. 217 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.