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Featured Event

Tour d'Organics 2015

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With four routes to choose from and local, organic bounty at every rest stop, the Tour d’Organics is a west county cycling event not to be missed! Unlike other rides, the ride food we offer is organic, fresh, and locally sourced. The Tour d'Organics offers an educational experience, fueling your athletic pursuits in a way that is healthy for you and the planet. All routes start and end at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, and wind through the stunning, west Sonoma County countryside, with all rest stops at local, organic farms. A post-ride meal is included for all participants. If you like beautiful cycling, camaraderie, and fresh, local, organic food, this ride is for you!

 

 

 

Did you know Tour d' Organics is a fundraiser for the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, which serves the recreational, enrichment, and entertainment needs of West Sonoma County? One example of the services we offer is this wonderful bicycle ride. But this is just one small piece of what we do. We also offer a variety of classes year-round (yoga, painting, dog training, gymnastics, fencing, tennis, etc – a total of 80+ currently). And we make our facilities available for memorials, fundraisers, birthdays, and just about any other sort of community gathering imaginable. We also have an array of music and entertainment events we sponsor ourselves. We have anywhere from 600 to 2000 people coming through our doors each week. Our facilities are used seven days a week, from morning into the evening.

 Check out our 2014 Video (more Videos below!)

  

Feedback from our riders

"This was SO much fun!! Everything was so organized and the food was wonderful!! Thank You! More Rides! Post-ride food was excellent! Rest stop food was so great!"

"Our first Tour was wonderful! "

 

 



Registration Information: 

Regular registration is on Sunday morning (see below). Feel free to pick up your registration materials on Saturday if you’d prefer. We’ll be ready for you – 3pm to 6pm at the Community Center – 390 Morris Street.

We have room for more riders on all routes. Let your friends know. It’s always more fun with more of you fabulous people involved! 

 

Registration includes: 

Post-ride meal made from locally grown and organic ingredients

  • Lunch at Dry Creek Peach Farm for the 65 and 100 mile riders

  • Rest stops well stocked with organic goodies and produce straight from the farms

  • Well marked routes

  • Map and cue sheet

  • SAG Support

 

Sunday Morning – Ride Day Registration:

  • Arrive at your appointed time please: 100 milers from 6:30am to 7:30am; 65 milers from 7:30am to 8:30am, 35 milers from 8:30am to 9:30am; 16 milers from 9:30am to 10:30am. 
  • Every rider needs to sign a waiver form and turn it in to receive a wristband. (This applies even if you did the “esign” waiver on line.)
  • Your wristband itself is your meal ticket and the detachable part is your free beverage! We’ll have Guayaki, Lagunitas beer, wine, and a variety of other drinks. See the end of ride meal menu.
  • Look over your route map as you enjoy our light breakfast buffet – pour over coffee courtesy of Taylor Maid Farms, tea courtesy of Traditional Medicinals, fresh fruit, nut butters, jams, bagels (cream cheese for the non-vegans among us!), and oatmeal.
  • Put on your bicycle helmet (required!) and head out into beautiful West Sonoma County for a fabulous ride.

 

Each rest stop

will be well stocked with organic, whole foods.The 65 and 100 mile rides include a substantial lunch. Just Announced! 65 and 100 mile riders get free made to order espresso shots at Dry Creek Peach. Thank you to Peter Testi and Mark Swint!

 

After the ride, there will be a delicious meal made with locally grown produce for all the riders.

The post-ride meal is open from 11am - 5pm - please pace yourself accordingly. The post-ride meal will be served inside the community center. To keep the event as green as possible, we encourage you to bring your own nondisposable utensils and plates. Live music will be accompany the meal. Massage therapists will be on hand to soften stiff legs and backs after the ride.

 

Route 16 Mile 35 Mile 65 Mile 100 Mile

Adult

Youth (13-17)

$45.00

$25.00

$65.00

$32.50

$85.00

$45.00

$100.00

$55.00

 

Refund policy:

We do not offer refunds for registration fees. You may transfer your registration to another person no less than one week prior to the event. Transfers will not be accepted the day of the ride. 

 

Transfer Information: 

 

This form must be filled out by both the person who is transferring the registration and the person who is receiving the registration. The entire registration is transferred, including any additional items that were a part of the original purchase. There will be an event upgrade fee if the original registration was for 35 miles and the new rider is doing a longer distance. The rider must bring this completed form to the Registration Desk. It is not necessary to notify the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center of this transaction before the event.You may transfer your registration to another person no less than one week prior to the event.  



Important information for the ride...

 

Safety: The routes will be marked with arrows on the road, and riders will be provided with maps and cue sheets. This is not a mass start event. All roads are open to traffic! Participants must obey all traffic laws. Be cautious and courteous to the pedestrians on the bike path(s). ANSI or Snell approved helmets are mandatory! Please carry a spare tube, patch kit, tire pump, and identification. There will be SAG vehicles and bike patrol on the course. Dial 911 for medical emergencies.

Help prevent avoidable accidents by having a safety assessment done on your bike prior to the day of the ride. Many bike shops will do a bike safety assessment for no charge or a nominal fee.

Check out this video from REI on how to inspect your road bike before riding

Riding in Sonoma CountyRead this Message From our Road Manager before you head out on the ride.

 

Bike Rentals: Local bike shops offer rental bikes.  – Bike Partners and Sebastopol Bike Center and Getaway Adventures.



Tour d'Organics Jersey

We're proud to present the Tour d'Organics Jersey by Voler. Full-zip, club cut, only $69 + tax ~ Available on ride day. Buy one as soon as you arrive at the SCCC merchandise Table!

 

Tour d’ Organics Riding Jersey:

Men’s:       S    XL     $69.00 + tax

Women’s:  S  M  L  XL     $69.00 + tax

 



 

 

              

          

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Sonoma County Radio Amateurs • Sebastopol Bike Center • Bike Monkey • Red Peloton 

Windsor Bicycle Center • Bike Partners  Spoke Folk Cyclery • Lagunitas • Guayaki 

Taylor Maid Farms • Copperfield’s Books • Velomed • Gabriel Farm 
3 Ox Farm • Seghesio Family Vineyards 
• Golden Nectar Farm 

Dry Creek Peach & Produce • Middleton Farm 
Traditional Medicinals • Sebastopol Kiwanis 
 

Rotary of Sebastopol • Cycle California Magazine  

Sprint Copy Center • Greenacres Homes • Skippy's Egg Farm



Volunteer Information: 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact edye@seb.org! There are perks for volunteers - A free Tour d'Organics t-shirt, complimentary meal ticket to the after-party, and you can ride the route of your choice FREE!! Take a moment to fill out the information below. We thank you!

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Route Information: 

Maps and Ride GPS links will be emailed to riders upon registration. Questions? sccc@seb.org

Riding in Sonoma CountyRead this Message From our Road Manager before you head out on the ride.


 

16 mile: Enjoy a stroll along the West County Trail. This easy route includes some rolling hills and a stop at Traditional Medicinals & Gabriel Farm. Perfect for kids and beginners.

Download a PDF Map

Ride with GPS Map

 

35 Mile: The 35 mile route first heads north along the West County Trail through the Green Valley watershed. The first rest stop is at Traditional Medicinals. Traditional Medicinals has a beautiful organic garden where riders can rest and refuel. The ride continues through Forestville and north along the Russian River. After skirting the town of the Windsor, the loop heads south again to the 2nd rest stop at Golden Nectar Farms. This farm grows over 80 varieties of fruit and is very popular. After Golden Nectar Farm, the riders will meet several rolling hills before reaching the town of Graton. Gabriel Farms, the last rest stop, is located just outside of Graton and serves some of the best apple and pear juice around! From Gabriel Farms, lunch awaits at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center just a few short miles away.

Download a PDF Map

Ride with GPS Map

    

 

65 mile: 

Going north from Sebastopol, the route travels first through Green Valley and the towns ofGraton and Forestville, where riders will stop at the organic gardens of Traditional Medicinals. The route then heads over to the Russian River Valley and up Westside Road, a road well known to local cyclists. Before turning onto Dry Creek Road, the second rest stop at Middleton Farms will be serving up a bounty of fresh fruit and veggies. Continuing north through the prime vineyard country in the Dry Creek Valley, the route dips and curves along the narrow roads before reaching Dry Creek Peach and Produce. Many varieties of peaches will be on hand and hopefully they will have some elephant heart plums and white peaches still in season. Lunch will also be served here. The route heads east over a short climb to Geyserville, then south to Healdsburg where riders will enjoy a stop at Seghesio Family Winery. The ride continues through Healdsburg towards Windsor. On the outskirts of Windsor is Golden Nectar Farms, where Anna and John Stayton grow over 80 varieties of fruit. A bounty of juicy plums, pears and apples will be on hand, and the table grapes should be in season! From Golden Nectar, the routes heads back south and then west through the rolling hills to Gabriel Farm, the last stop. There you will enjoy some of the best pear and apple juice around! The route then heads east towards Sebastopol and to the community center where riders will be treated to a delicious meal made from organic locally grown foods.

Just Announced! 65 and 100 mile riders get free made to order espresso shots at Dry Creek Peach. Thank you to Peter Testi and Mark Swint!

Download a PDF Map

Ride with GPS Map

 

100 mile: Century riders are in for a truly unique, challenging, and beautiful ride taking in the huge variety of topography and microclimates in our county. The ride first travels into the southern hills of Sebastopol and northern Marin, through the town of Bloomfield, before visiting 3 Ox Farm on Blucher Valley road. From there the route goes north to Graton, where the 100 milers join the metric century riders. At that point, the century and metric century riders stay together all the way home.Just Announced! 65 and 100 mile riders get free made to order espresso shots at Dry Creek Peach. Thank you to Peter Testi and Mark Swint!

Download a PDF Map

Ride with GPS Map

 

 



The After-Party 

Doors open at 11am for the Tour d'Organics after-party. This year's end of ride meal will be from 11am-5pm, Chef Extraordinaire Rob Hogencamp will be serving up his fabulous end of ride meal to Riders and Non-Riders alike. On the menu - West County Taco Bar - a traditional concept with a decidedly West Sonoma County flair - meaning fresh, local, organic and full of flavor. Free for Riders, only $20 for Non-Riders. Meal may be purchased at the door. We'll have beer (Lagunitas of course!) hard cider from 3 Ox Farm and wine for sale. Riders, your wristband is your free meal ticket. 

 

Live Music:

11am to 1pm: Wat's Up Trio

A Jazz Trio playing tunes from the Great American Songbook, new and old, to jazz and latin jazz standards. 

Featuring: Don Watanabe - Acoustic Bass; Hal Forman - Trumpet/Flugelhorn; Oli Frankel - Keyboards


1pm to 5:30pm: Rhythm Rangers - Prepare to start dancing the first set! 

 

The Rhythm Rangers is a seven piece band that covers the range of American roots music. Blues, rock, country, and western swing, are just some of the genres they play. “I think of us as America’s Jukebox,” says band leader Kevin Russell. We cover all the bases. If you want to dance, we’re the band for you. We play family friendly music that’ll put a smile on your face. “Part of the success of the band is due to the many years experience of the band members. “We’ve all played in many, many bands and logged thousands of hours in the studio, doing live gigs and touring.” Our first CD, “Not Out of the Woods Yet”, was released in July 2008, & features versions of songs by Johnny Cash, Bob Wills, Jon Randall, Tim O’Brien & others. Though we didn’t win, this CD was nominated for a Grammy in 2008.

Click on photo to listen!


Vendors 

 

Photography:

Sit back elated with a cold bevvy, enjoy the remains of the day, and peruse some great photos of your experience! 

From start to finish, Lee Corkett Photography will be photographing riders as they weave and wind their way through the picturesque roads of California's Sonoma County. Almost as soon as you can hop off your bike, Lee and his team will have your photos available for viewing at various computer stations, and on his website. Lee's team will be photographing you as you set out, as you return, and several points en route. After you dismount, he will also be photographing portraits of you and your team, or family. To ensure that Lee knows you're interested in getting photos, it's a good idea to pre-order at www.leecorkett.com/tourdorganics. **All pre-orders will also receive two free prints to take home. Your point of access for everything is www.leecorkett.com/tourdorganics - for information and pre-orders, to view galleries, and to purchase photos after the ride. At the event, visit the on-site booth to view photos, get prints, or take your photos home on a USB! Feel free to contact Lee anytime at 805-660-3831, or admin@leecorkett.com with any questions you have.
 

Shopping:

  • Jewelry - Leila Salera 
  • Whole Foods (Fun and Games Table)
  • Gabriel Farms 

Enjoy a variety of books to purchase from Copperfield's Books.

 

 Bicycle Gems                 

    

Dude Girl               Nomad Collapsible Bottles 

   

Ben and Jerry’s Cart     Nectars Juice Bar

       

 

 

Relax with our Masseuses

Breanna Gieseker 

Claudia Yerba 

Vanessa Rann 



Where to stay and what to do while you are here!

 

Directions:

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
390 Morris Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

From San Francisco and points south and east, take HWY 101 north to Santa Rosa.  Exit to HWY 12 West to Sebastopol. Turn right at the first light (Morris ST) in Sebastopol. The Community Center will be on your right. From points north, take HWY 101 south to Santa Rosa. Exit HWY 12 West to Sebastopol. Turn right at the first light (Morris ST) in Sebastopol. The Community Center will be on your right.

 

Parking

Limited parking is available at the Community Center. Please carpool! Street parking is available on the neighborhood streets nearby. Do not park in business parking lots.

Where to Stay

There are many places to stay in Sebastopol and the surrounding areas. We've compiled a list of hotels and Inns to help you find a suitable place to stay while you are in Sebastopol for the Tour d'Organics. Hotels in Sonoma County 

 

What to do while you are here:

 

in Sebastopol:

Gravenstein Apple Fair - Aug 8 & 9

The Barlow - LOCAL. FOOD. ART. WINE.

Visit Sebastopol Downtown Businesses - food, wine, shops galore!

The Sebastopol Downtown Association

 

Sonoma County invites you to explore and enjoy diverse activities. Experience arts and culture, outdoor activities in the redwoods, whale watching along the coast,

or take a hike in the magnificent state and regional parks of the San Francisco North Bay area. Information courtesy of sonomacounty.com

 

  Sightseeing & Tours       
       
 
   
Arts & Culture      
 
          

Past TDO Videos



 

TDO 2011

TDO 2012

TDO 2013

TDO 2014

2009 Tour d'Organics

Tour d'Organics 2015 | Sunday, August 9, 2015 | 11am - 5pm

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