Designed to Challenge the Body and Feed the Soul
Last year’s routes were a big hit. We will continue to have the same routes for 2020 that will COOL you down if we have a heat spell and take you off the beaten-path on some exclusive best-kept-secret roads.
3 Beautiful Rides – 3 Start Times
Giro Bello REST STOPS – pdf
Rest stops closures will be timed with the above push-off times taking into account a moderate pace. Slower riders should begin early!
Porta-potties will be available at the Expo and on route.
There is a lunch stop along the route for both the Century and Metric riders. Lunch will be at Old Felta Schoolhouse, which is at mile 59 for the Century rider and mile 50 for the Metric ride
Routes will be marked with a different colored arrows on the pavement, making easier for new riders to stay on course.
100.9 miles, with an elevation of 5100 ft. This is far and away our most challenging ride.
Suggested START TIME: 6:30 a.m. with no later than 8:00 a.m.
2020 GB – Century Map
The Century Ride is designed for serious riders who are in great physical condition and experienced with significant elevation changes. If you are up for the Challenge, then this one is for you. It’ll be a long day in the saddle but you’ll be rewarded with some of the best scenic country that we have to offer in Sonoma County. Rolling hills, pasture lands, vineyards, redwood groves, and challenging climbs await you. End your ride with a climb through coastal redwoods and finish with a cold beverage at our bike expo. We’ve all had those days when we have bit off more than we could chew or our body is telling us that we’ve had enough. Don’t worry, there is a bailout point before the west county climbs that will take you right back to our bike expo (and that cold beverage)
Registration Fee: $99.00
Metric Century Ride
66.8 miles, with an elevation of 2406 ft. This is our intermediate ride – but still a great workout.
Suggested START TIME: 7:00 a.m.
2020 GB – Metric Century Map
The Metric Century Ride is an intermediate ride that will be perfect for experienced riders without the extreme endurance challenges of the Century Ride. New riders in good physical condition can certainly consider the Metric Century – just be prepared for a great workout. This is a wonderful route for teams to include riders of different levels and still stay together. 3 moderate climbs interspersed through the route adds just enough challenge to feel the endorphins of a riders “high” and plenty of rest stops to help the recreational rider fuel up, cool down, and enjoy the incredible scenery of 3 different wine regions (Russian River, Alexander Valley, and Dry Creek Valley). Finish your ride with a cold beverage, live music, and great food with old friends and maybe a new riding partner at the bike expo.
Registration Fee: $89.00
Family Fun Ride
27.6 miles, with an elevation of 896 ft. Short, quick and fun – perfect for riders of all levels.
Suggested START TIME: 9:00 a.m.
2020 GB – Family Fun Map
You won’t get too far out of town on this course but you’ll enjoy scenic views of the pasture lands and vineyards. This ride is short, quick, and fun – we’ve designed it for beginning riders or for more experienced riders that for whatever reason want to have a less grueling ride. A modest climb up Vine Hill Rd at the end of your ride will challenge beginning riders and provide a great story over a cold beverage at the Expo. Concerned about the climb? Bypass Vine Hill Rd and still feel like you’ve had a blast and accomplished a wonderful exercise goal.
Registration Fee: $79.00