Sonoma County Bike Trails (3rd ed.)

Easy to Challenging Bicycle Rides for Touring and Mountain Bikes

by Phyllis Neumann

Series: Bay Area Bike Trails Series

In less than an hour's drive north from San Francisco you can ride along tranquil country roads, gently rolling farmlands, towering redwood forests, lush vineyards, local wineries, the resort area of the famous Russian River and, of course, the magnificent Pacific coastline. This is an ideal area for spending many glorious days on your bike, exploring the diverse regions that make this county so unique and enjoyable. Whether you are a family cyclist, a casual weekend cyclist, or a serious bike rider, you can leave city/suburban life behind and enjoy the beauty of Sonoma County in the exhilarating yet leisurely fashion that only a bicycle can provide. Just 40 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101 puts you in the heart of a cyclist's paradise! Sonoma County Bike Trails includes 29 bike trips, ranging from 5 to 27 miles, and totaling over 500 scenic miles! Also included are mountain bike rides and a specially designed bike route from Cloverdale to Petaluma. Easy-to-challenging self-guided tours, complete with maps, elevation profiles, and photographs, lead you to quiet country roads traveled by few motorists.