WEST DRY CREEK ROAD / DRY CREEK ROAD
Distance: 20 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.
Time and difficulty: Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours at a moderate pace at 10 mph. This is a circular route with rolling hills through vineyards and past wineries. Route is suitable for families with older children and recreational riders.
Route: From Spoke Folk Cyclery on Center Street at Mill Street. Head west on Mill Street, go under freeway. Route becomes Westside Road. Loop: Take left on Kinley, right on Magnolia, which becomes Kinley again, left on Westside Road, right on West Dry Creek Road. Continue several miles north on West Dry Creek Road. At the “Not a through road” sign, continue on about 2 miles to visit the Preston Winery, where there is a picnic area and restrooms. Along with wine, Preston bakes fresh bread. Return to intersection with Yoakim Bridge and take a left on Yoakim Bridge Road, right on Dry Creek Road, (Dry Creek Grocery is at the Lambert Bridge crossing), right on Grove Street and left on Mill Street to Spoke Folk Cyclery.