Valley Ford to Duncans Mills-June Birthday Ride!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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How time flies-we’re going on another classic route to celebrate June birthdays! The starting location is at Dinucci’s parking lot at Valley Ford.

We head north on Valley Ford-Freestone Hwy to Bodega Hwy.

The next turn on Bohemian Hwy takes us through the quaint little towns of Freestone, Occidental and Monte Rio.



We head west on Hwy 116/River Rd for the next 7+ miles to the turn on Austin Creek Rd. This out and back to Cazadero Hwy is a beautiful stretch of road that runs along the creek and under the redwoods.

From Cazadero Hwy, we continue south on Hwy 116/River to our lunch stop at the Gold Coast Bakery in Duncans Mills. They have a fabulous patio area in the back with plenty of outdoor seating. The chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and peanut butter cookies were delicious!

Our June babies: Left to Right-Debbie, Pat, Sally, Tom, Ann, Carole and Margie.

After lunch, we head west on Hwy 116/River Rd to Hwy 1. You get fantastic views of the Russian River before reaching the moderate climb up Hwy 1 to Goat Rock.

The roller coaster run along the Sonoma Coastline is quite amazing! The ocean views are oh so spectacular and beautiful!

Hwy 1 brings us into Bodega Bay where I always like to stop and have a few moments of silence at the Nicholas Green Memorial and the Children’s Bell Tower.


We continue on Hwy 1 and head inland back to Valley Ford. There are several climbs along the way-they aren’t as bad as they look!

Thanks to Debbie and Margie for leading this ride!
A “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” once again to Deb, Pat, Sally, Tom, Ann, Carole and Margie!

48 miles with 2242′ of elevation gain
~45 people in attendance with 3 tandems

Weather: MARVELOUS! Sunny and warm with clear blue skies. Temps ranged from the low 70’s to high 80’s

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The sun shines different ways in summer and winter.  We shine different ways in the seasons of our lives.  ~Terri Guillemets

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Follow this route for today’s ride:
This cue sheet has an option to head north into Jenner-adds 4 miles to today’s route.

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