2012 Tour d'Organics

Event Information

Sunday, August 12, 2012
6am - 6pm
SCCC Main Facility (Main Bldg, Annex & grounds)

Tickets/Registration

Box Office

Online registration has closed. Pre-Registration & Day - Of Registration still available. This ride will not sell out.

More Information

707-823-1511

scc@seb.org

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Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

August 12, 2012 -

Registration now open!

Online registration closes at 3:30 PST on Friday, August 10. You can still register at Pre-Registration & Day-Of Registration on Saturday & Sunday.

Registration and Check-in

 


Pre-registration AM  - Saturday 10am - 1pm 

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Ragle Ranch Regional Park, Parking Lot
500 Ragle Road

Sebastopol, CA 95472

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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, all the ride food we offer is organic, fresh, locally sourced, and vegan. The Tour d'Organics offers an educational experience, fueling your athletic pursuits in a way that is healthy for you, the animals, 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 vegan meal is included for all participants. If you like beautiful cycling, camaraderie, and fresh, local, vegan food, this ride is for you!

 

For the first time, we are partnering with Farm Trails and the 2012 Gravenstein Apple Fair

, held on Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12! We'll have a pre-registration booth at the Gravenstein Apple Apple Fair parking lot on Saturday morning. Plus, anyone arriving at the fair by bike receives a discounted admission to the fair & will have an opportunity to purchase some of the wonderful west sonoma county bounty available!

 

What's New This Year! 

We've had two fabulous changes to the Tour d'Organics this year. First, we have a new farm on the metric century & century routes, called Ridgeview Farm. We're told that by August there will be Ambrosia cantaloupe, watermelon, and Sugar Nut melons; plus Early Girl tomatoes and even maybe some corn, arugula, and lettuce! The new farm takes riders on a short tour through northern Healdsburg along the ever popular Alexander Valley Rd.

The next big change is an adjustment to the century ride. The southern-most end of the century route through Marin County has been eliminated, and century riders will now go north after the lunch stop along beautiful Dutcher Creek Road and touch the southern edge of the town of Cloverdale.

We're very excited about these changes, and think this will be the best year for Tour d'Organics yet!

Check out this article at www.pressdemo.com for more info about our route changes.

 

Tour d'Organics T-shirt

Don't forget to order your 2012 Tour d'Organics T-shirt. Made with 100% organic cotton, and environmentally friendly inks. T-shirts are $18.

 

Menu

Lunch:

Veggie Wrap with Sprouted Wheat Tortillas with lettuce, hummus, tomato salsa, & guacamole. Regular & gluten free. 

Vegan Cookies

 

After-Ride Meal:
Fresh Green salad with red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds and lemon mustard vinaigrette
Quinoa with Oven Roasted Veggies & Balsamic Dressing
Red Potato Salad with pickled veggies (no-mayo)
Black Bean & Zuchinni Chiliquili Casserole
Apple Crisp

Registration and Check-in

 


Pre-registration AM  - Saturday 10am - 1pm 

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Ragle Ranch Regional Park, Parking Lot
500 Ragle Road

Sebastopol, CA 95472

 

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

 

 

Registration fees:

 

 

Route

 

Fees

16 mile route

 

$50

35 mile route

$65

65 mile route

$90

100 mile route

 

$110

 

 

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 at the Gravenstein Apple Fair, or at the Same-Day Registration table on Sunday.

 

 

Registration includes:

  • Post-ride, vegan 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.

 

Pick up your wristbands and route maps at the Gravenstein Apple Fair (Saturday 10am - 1pm), or Check-In on Sunday from 6:30-9:00am Sunday inside the Sebastopol Community Center.

 

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.

Downloadable Transfer Form

 

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!  

 

Routes to choose from!

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

Riding in Sonoma County

 

 

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

Riding in Sonoma County

 

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. Just north of the town of Healdsburg, delicious melons and heirloom tomatoes will be sliced and ready to eat at Ridgeview Farms, the latest addition to the Tour d'Organics. 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 vegan meal made from locally grown foods.

Download a PDF Map

Ride with GPS Map

Riding in Sonoma County

 

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, through the town of Bloomfield, before visiting 3 Ox Farm on Blucher Valley road. The ride then goes north and east through the hills of Cherry Ridge to French Garden Farm, the organic farm that supplies the wonderful French Garden Restaurant. From there the route goes east to Graton, where the 100 milers join the metric century riders. At the northern end of the route, the 100 milers go north after the lunch stop along beautiful Dutcher Creek Road and touch the southern edge of the town of Cloverdale. A turn south along smooth rollers joins the century riders with the metric century riders in Geyserville, where the route follows the metric century ride all the way home.

Download a PDF Map

Ride with GPS Map

Riding in Sonoma County

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Ride with a Group

We will have a community area set up for participants looking for buddies to ride with. 

 

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 vegan meal made from 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 $1/minute.

 

Volunteer Opportunties

Are you or someone you know interested in volunteering for the 2012 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 and OrganicAthlete, both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. 

 

 

 

 




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