Sat Feb 4 | B Pace | Burnside/Freestone/Valley Ford/Springhill | 52 mi

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 10:26 AM
    Reply # 13072577 on 13070193

    Updated route map link so that the RwGPS route has the full cue sheet.  Also attached the Cue Sheet with Map to the post.  Thanks.

    (I now have higher level access to RwGPS so going forward the routes will have cue sheets and route maps!)

    Last modified: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:24 PM | Anonymous member
  • Monday, January 23, 2023 11:18 PM
    Message # 13070193

    Saturday, February 4, 2023  

    • B pace (12 to 13 mph avg)
    • Hilly (2,400 ft total elev, Burnside Rd and Middle Rd have 7-8% grades)
    • Regroup as needed, we'll start and end together including in Freestone
    • 51.6 miles, ~4h15m riding time, plan on at least 5 hours including stops and breaks.  
    • Please arrive ready to roll by 9:55 am at River Front Cafe / B St & 2nd. We will leave PROMPTLY at 10:00 am (a later start time for warmer temps)

    We'll stop and fill water bottles / food break / restroom at Wild Flour Bread in Freestone (mile 24.5).  Make sure to bring snacks / fuel to eat during the ride.

    Route Maphttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/41859363 (see attached Route Map with Cue Sheet)

    Description: A popular Petaluma Wheelmen bakery ride to Wild Flour Bread in the small town of Freestone. We take a counter clockwise loop, which is preferable on a Saturday, as we'll be going in the opposite direction of RVs headed toward the coast, and this counter-clockwise loop gets more of the climbing out of the way before we hit the bakery!

    Recommended for more experienced cyclists, since Burnside Rd. is steep in some spots, and there is a short but steep climb after Valley Ford on Middle Rd and we finish the route climbing up Spring Hill Rd. There is also some fast traffic on the short sections on Stony Point and Bodega Hwy. Overall, a spectacular ride, with great views of Mt. St. Helena from the top of Burnside Road, and farmlands are a vibrant green, and will soon be dotted with the bright yellows of mustard greens.

    E-mail or call/text me at 415-307-4871 for any questions or to RSVP (please specify Sat Feb 4 B Pace ride vs Sun Feb 5 A Pace ride) - Mike Sarmiento

    First time riding with PWCC? If you're not a member we kindly ask that fill out the PWCC Liability Waiver.  After your initial "try-us-out-ride" we ask that you join the club.

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    Last modified: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:25 PM | Anonymous member

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