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Not-so-Local Ride Ideas

Meyers Grade descent off King Ridge, Sonoma

Links to maps and cue sheets for some favorite rides within an hour or two drive of Davis/Winters.

Cyclists from all over pay lots of money to touring companies who will guide them through the Napa and Sonoma wine country, up and and down the northern California coast, and around Gold Country or into the high Sierras.  These beautiful backroads are all available to you any day of the year, for the bargain price of perhaps an hour or two in the car.

We’ve compiled some of these not-so-local ride ideas into a sortable table format, with links to maps, cue sheets, and elevation profiles.  We have covered most these roads on solo rides and on club rides or tours.  Some of them are classics; some of them may not be familiar to you yet.  All are worth exploring and re-exploring.

Contact the Club Cartographer with any suggestions for additions or corrections to the information provided.

Ride nameCountyStartHighlightsRoute
RWGPS link
Fairfield-Mt George-Atlas PeakSolano, Napa FairfieldWooden Valley, Silverado Country Club, Pet Cemetery outnbackclimbing 45 3500Map/Cue
Fairfield to Vallejo Ferry (and return)Solano FairfieldSuisun Parkway, Cordelia, Bay Trail Bike Path along I-80, Georgia Street (Vallejo) outnback rolling 45 2200Map/Cue
Big Canyon Climb from Pope ValleyNapa, Lake Pope ValleyButts Canyon, Guenoc, Middletown, Big Canyon Rd, Cobb loopclimbing 66 4800Map/Cue
Sonoma Marin from Petaluma MarinPetalumaLow traffic, Marin coast, Tomales Baylooprolling, with a couple of climbs584800Map/Cue
 The Avenues of NapaNapaNapaThe quiet country roads around Napa-town that most tourists don’t seelooprolling301000Map/Cue

Disclaimer:  Bicycle riding comes with inherent risk.  All maps, rides and other documents listed here are for informational purposes only. The Davis Bicycle Club and the authors of any maps assume no liability for the information provided.  Research the local riding conditions before you embark on a ride.  Road conditions, weather conditions, and traffic densities vary constantly.