Rain is back in the forecast but fortunately not until Tues next week. If the forecast changes, I will post here on Saturday night to cancel, otherwise, Sunday's ride is a go.
Expect cool weather (48-50F) at ride start, with low 60's by end of ride. These lower temps are preferred given our route has exposed sections that are not as fun in warm/direct sun. Dress in zippable layers (warm up hills, cool down hills). See you Sunday!
Cue sheet attached.
Glen Ellen – Napa: The Classics – Cavedale | Mt Veeder | Dry Creek | Sunday Apr 16, 2023, 8:50 am gather 9 am ride
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42475985
Description: Scenic intermediate to advanced route with a good amount of sustained climbing coupled with steep, twisting and technical descents. You'll need to control your speed (slower is better) and exercise good judgement with solid riding skills.
We start in Glen Ellen with a 2 mile warn up on the flats, then climb 2,000 vertical ft for 5 miles up Cavedale (with some great springtime views), followed by 7 miles downhill on Trinity/Dry Creek Rd. Mt Veeder Rd is the next uphill (4 miles, more views), then we descend 8 miles down Mt Veeder to Redwood Rd.
Water bottle refills and stop for coffee/snacks at Browns Valley Expresso in Napa (mile 27), returning via a 9 mile, low-ish grade climb up Dry Creek followed by steeper 2 mile climb and rapid, winding, 3 mile descent down Trinity before "relaxing" on the final 5 miles through Glen Ellen vineyard roads back to the start point.
E-mail me for any questions, to carpool with me, or to pre-register (see below and please specify in your email "Sun Apr 16 Glen Ellen". - Mike Sarmiento
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This ride is joint posted with our friends at the Santa Rosa Cycling Club, thus advance registration is required to distinguish which club’s insurance applies in case of an accident.
If you are riding as a PWCC member, please register with me before 8 pm, Saturday, April 15, indicating "Sun Apr 16 Glen Ellen", by sending an email to me and I will list you as a PWCC participant.
If you are riding as a SRCC member, please pre-register by 11:59 pm Saturday April 15 by going to the SRCC Calendar Event and registration button The registration link closes at midnight the night before the ride.
If you are not a member of either club:
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