Thank you to the nearly 1000 Giro d’Wine Country Riders that helped make this an event to remember!

Thank you to the nearly 1000 Giro d’Wine Country Riders that helped make this an event to remember!

Thank you to the nearly 1000 Giro d’Wine Country Riders that helped make this an event to remember!

Thank you Giro d’Wine Country Riders!

Your support, kind words, and lively participation made this unique fall event collaboration between the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa and the Santa Rosa Cycling club a pleasure for all involved!

Look for our spring events in 2022:

  • The Wine Country Century by SRCC.  Saturday, May 7, 2022.
  • The Giro Bello by The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa.  Date to be announced.

 

The day was glorious.  The morning started early, with the first 100-mile riders heading off into near darkness under overcast skies. The 100k and 50k riders followed as the sky brightened and the overcast burned off to reveal a glorious, bright, crisp fall day in Sonoma County.

Everyone was on the road by 9:00 am, enjoying the well-supplied rest stops and the lunch stop at the historic Old Felta Schoolhouse.  We had a little excitement when we learned that the portable toilets had not been delivered to the lunch stop, but some creative manhandling and trucking filled the gap before too many were “inconvenienced.” 

The day wrapped up on the backyard grass of O’Reilly Media with a selection of beverages and delicious Indian and Mexican meals provided by food trucks.  The weather was so mild and pleasant that many just took their meals on the grass in the sun, and everyone enjoyed the company of their fellow cyclists.

Not too late for a souvenir jersey.  For those of you who may not have ordered a souvenir jersey, we are extending sales through Friday, October 8.  We now have a direct link to order, so the process is much simplified from registration. 

The gorgeous design on this top-quality cycling apparel will help you remember a great day on the bike in beautiful Sonoma County, and support the nonprofit Santa Rosa Cycling Club and the charitable causes of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa.

Order a souvenir jersey

Thanks again for making the Giro d’Wine Country another fantastic cycling event in beautiful Sonoma County! 

Be smart, be safe, ride on! 

Tony Roehrick and Steve Saxe, co-chairs
and all the volunteers and members of the Santa Rosa Cycling Club and The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa 

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