WEST DRY CREEK ROAD / DRY CREEK ROAD
Distance: About 30 miles
Description: The terrain on West Dry Creek is very scenic with many famous wineries. Canyon Road is a slight grade with good shoulders. Alexander Valley Road is narrow with little or no shoulders.
Time and difficulty: About 3 to 3.5 hours at a moderate pace at 10 mph. This is a circular route through the vineyards.
Facilities: The Dry Creek Store’s bar has restroom facilities available to patrons of the store. A stop at historic Jim Town is a treat.
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 on West Dry Creek Road and travel several miles before turning right at the Yoakim Bridge, and right on Dry Creek Road for a short jog. Turn left on Canyon Road.
After crossing Highway 128, take a left a few miles later on Geysers Road. Turn right at Red Winery Road, right at Pine Flat Road, and right on Highway 128 (Alexander Valley Road). A couple miles after passing the Jimtown Store, turn right on Lytton Station Road, make a short left on Healdsburg Avenue, and quickly turn right on Lytton Springs Road.
Cross the railroad tracks and turn left on Chiquita road, a picturesque country road through rolling hills. Turn right on Grove Street, which becomes Vine Street (follow bike lanes). Continue on to Mill Street, turn left and cross Healdsburg Avenue. Spoke Folk Cyclery is just ahead at Mill Street and Center Street.