You are invited to the 6th annual Asti Tour de Vine, a 25k, 50k, 100k or 100m bicycle tour in Northern California’s breathtaking Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys on Saturday, October 19, 2013. This event is hosted by the Cloverdale Rotary, a non-profit organization. Special recognition goes to Cellar No. 8, at Historic Asti Winery, for their generous sponsorship. Proceeds help support local community programs and projects.
October in Northern Sonoma County is a beautiful time of year for a bike ride. The air has a heady hint of autumn and the vineyards and foliage are turning brilliant shades of orange, gold and fiery red. Our routes will take you along uncrowded back roads, past autumn-hued vineyards.
The weather will confirm it – fall is definitely in the air!
This leisurely tour begins at Cellar No. 8 Wines, located at the Historic Asti Winery. Check in between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., and start your morning with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a pastry.
Ride at your own pace and choose the route that is best for you: 25k, 50k, 100k or 100 mile - all scenic! For the extreme challenge, included in the 100 mile, is the Rockpile Rumble. The additional out and back 25 mile journey will get your heart pounding and your thighs burning as you climb nearly 2,500 feet, enjoying the breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Sonoma.
Local foods and beverages will be served at the four harvest-inspired, themed rest stops, and SAG support is provided throughout the course. After your tour, return by 3:30 p.m. for a bountiful gourmet luncheon, accompanied by Cellar No. 8 wines. All riders will be entered in a raffle for prizes, including wine and other fun items!
Registration for this exclusive tour is limited. The registration fee is $75.00 for adults and $35.00 for students; ages 14-17. Students must be at least 14 years of age. For extra savings, sign up your team of five to eight for only $350.00. Team registration and waivers must be completed using online registration See our Registration page for more details. Registration if available after October 1st will be $90.00, this event always sells out.
Why not spend the weekend? Our region boasts lovely bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals, and lodging facilities, close to wineries, shops, recreation and fine dining. Check out our sponsors for some great referrals!
Join us for “de Vine” autumn day of cycling, food and fun in Sonoma County!