Tour d'Organics 2013

Event Information

Sunday, August 11, 2013

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707-823-1511

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 Register for 2014 Tour d'Organics here

 

 


Pre-registration PM  - Saturday 3pm - 6pm 

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

390 Morris Street

Sebastopol, CA 95472

707-823-1511

  

Day-Of Registration - Sunday 6am - 10am

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

390 Morris Street

Sebastopol, CA 95472

707-823-1511

 

 

 

See our Tour d'Organics Sponsor List

 

 

 

 

 

 

Route

Regular price after May 8

16 mile route

$45

35 mile route

$65

65 mile route

$85

100 mile route

$100

 

About the Tour d'Organics

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!

 

Pre-registration PM  - Saturday 3pm - 6pm 

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

390 Morris Street

Sebastopol, CA 95472

707-823-1511

  

Day-Of Registration - Sunday 6am - 10am

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

390 Morris Street

Sebastopol, CA 95472

707-823-1511

 

Route

Regular price after May 8

16 mile route

$45

35 mile route

$65

65 mile route

$85

100 mile route

$100


Bring the Kids!

Kids 12 & under ride for free. Youth 13-17 get 50% off. 1 kid/youth registration per adult registration. Parent or guardian MUST ride with kid/youth. To register kids/youth, register during Pre-Registration, or at the Same-Day Registration table on Sunday.

 

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

 

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.  

Transfering Registration

Transfering Registration to another rider is easy. Simply download the attached form, fill it out (both parties must sign the document), and bring it to Registration Check-In at one of our Pre-Registration Locations, or at the Day-Of Registration location with the $10 transfer fee. If the rider is upgrading from a 16 or 35 mile route to a 65 or 100 mile route, a $10 upgrade fee will also be due.

 

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Start times

100 mile: 6:30-7:30a.m.
65 mile: 7:30-8:30a.m.
35 mile: 8:00-9:00a.m.

16 mile: 9:00-10:00a.m.
Rest stops may not be open if you start outside of these start times!  


Riding in Sonoma County - A Note From our Road Manager

 

2013 Route Maps

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.

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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.

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65 mile: Going north from Sebastopol, the route travels first through Green Valley and the towns of Graton 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 along the flat roads of Alexander Valley. The ride continues south 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.

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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.

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Start/Finish Location & Directions

Sebastopol Community 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.

 

Post Ride Menu -

This year's end of ride meal will be a Build-You-Own-Taco Bar, Salad, and Chipotle Potatos. For desert we have Zucchini Chocolate Cake and Organic NuScoop Ice Cream from Straus Family Creamery.

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 

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.

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.

 

Our Local Bike Shops offer Safety Assessments & Tune-Ups at the following locations:

West County Cycle Service, Sebastopol -- Google Map

REI, Santa Rosa -- Google Map

Norcal Cycling, Santa Rosa -- Google Map

Spoke Folk, Healdsburg -- Google Map

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

 

Food, Music and Services

Each rest stop will be well stocked with organic, whole foods. The 65 and 100 mile rides include a substantial lunch. 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 11a.m - 5p.m - 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. They are charging $20/15 minutes.

Volunteer Opportunties

Are you or someone you know interested in volunteering for the 2013 Tour d'Organics? If so, email us at scc@seb.org. There are a variety of positions and shifts available.

Where does the money go?

The Tour d'Organics is organized by the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center and benefits the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 






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