WEST DRY CREEK ROAD / DRY CREEK ROAD
Distance: 12 miles
Description: Through the vineyards of the Dry Creek Valley area. This is one of the most scenic routes for cycling in Sonoma County.
Facilities: There are many restaurants and stores in Healdsburg. Dry Creek Road Store along the route is a good place for lunch. Bear Republic Brewing Company (just west of the Plaza) has a display of bicycling jerseys and bikes hanging from the walls and ceiling.
Route: From Spoke Folk Cyclery on Center Street at Mill Street. Turn right on Mill and proceed west on Mill. Mill Street becomes Westside Road under the freeway. Continue on Westside Road. Turn right onto West Dry Creek Road. Stay on this road for about 4 or 5 miles. Turn right onto Lambert Bridge Road. At the intersection of Lambert Bridge Road and Dry Creek Road is the Dry Creek Road Store. From the store turn left onto Dry Creek Road (if you’re on Lambert Bridge Road this would be a right-hand turn). Stay on Dry Creek Road about 4 miles. Go under the freeway then turn right at the signal at Grove Street. Grove Street turns into Vine Street at North Street. Continue on to Mill Street, turn left and cross Healdsburg Avenue. Spoke Folk Cyclery is just ahead at Mill Street and Center Street.
Option: There is a 2.5 – to – 3 mile loop on Magnolia off Westside Road just past the freeway at the beginning of the ride that is quite scenic and totally flat. There is fairly light traffic on all roads except Dry Creek Road, which has a little more traffic and wide shoulders. The Dry Creek Store’s bar has restroom facilities available to patrons of the store.