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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO RIDE

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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We’ve been having beautiful weather for riding in Sonoma County. So, I thought I would start sharing some of my rides with you. Sonoma County is blessed with a wide variety of cycling opportunities. This ride is a mixed-terrain ride. It has a little paved road, a little fire road and a little bit of single track. I recommend a mountain bike or a cyclocross bike. This is a challenging ride in a remote part of the county so it is a good ride to do with a friend or at least let somebody know where you’re going and when you should be back. Your equipment should be in good working order and you should have basic set of tools and supplies to fix your bike –And Food– And WATER . This is one version of what I call the Old Cazadero Loop ( AKA Old Caz). The focus of this ride is Old Cazadero Road. This is an old county road that is no longer maintained and has one creek crossing without a bridge so you need to use caution, maybe bring some water shoes . It can become dangerous during the winter. Old Caz is closed to unauthorized motor vehicles and it runs through private ranches. There are people who use it to access their land so you may encounter a truck or jeep. The road has several gates that are frequently closed and sometimes locked. If they are locked, then you will need to go over, under or around. Leave the gates the way you found them. And this is private property so please respect no trespassing signs.
Here is a link to the route

If you need to get your bike in shape before this ride Brian at Russian River Cycle Service can probably get you set up.

There are very few services along this route but there are some. Cazadero Supply has some basic bicycle supplies

 

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The local Cazadero General Store has food and drink.

 

 

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Cazadero is also home to Raymond’s Bakery a great spot for baked goods both sweet and savory. They have good sandwiches and coffee too:

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This ride is an adventure and all adventures have risk. A little precaution and preparation can go a long way to managing the risk. Have an adventure!

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Our cancellation policy requires you to pay or pledge the equivalent of the fee for a one night stay or 50% of the stay, whichever is greater. Should you need to cancel giving us more than one week notice the charge is a processing fee of $15.00. If you must cancel with less than eight days notice and we are able to re-rent the unit we will only charge $15.00. However, if we are not able to re-rent for the same period of time we collect the equivalent of one nights stay or 50% of the stay as described above.

Our check in time is between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. If you need to arrive later please let us know and we will make arrangements with you in advance. Check out time is at 11:00 am. Early check in or later check out may be available with advance arrangement but is subject to a charge of 50% of a one night stay.

“Best Upscale Wilderness Retreats Around the Bay”

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

We made the  5 Best Upscale Wilderness Retreats Around The Bay

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click here to see the whole story.

 

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-776-6586 between 9am and 8pm to make a reservation. Or use this form:

Our cancellation policy requires you to pay or pledge the equivalent of the fee for a one night stay or 50% of the stay, whichever is greater. Should you need to cancel giving us more than one week notice the charge is a processing fee of $15.00. If you must cancel with less than eight days notice and we are able to re-rent the unit we will only charge $15.00. However, if we are not able to re-rent for the same period of time we collect the equivalent of one nights stay or 50% of the stay as described above.

Our check in time is between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. If you need to arrive later please let us know and we will make arrangements with you in advance. Check out time is at 11:00 am. Early check in or later check out may be available with advance arrangement but is subject to a charge of 50% of a one night stay.

 

Registration for Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo opens on Tuesday 01/17/2012

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo 2012 from Bike Monkey LLC on Vimeo.

You can sign up online by clicking here for the Levi Leipheimer site.  It is a great event and sells out fast.

If you can stay with us, we will be offering a 20% discount on room rentals of 3 nights or more with the entry of the promo code Fondo.  You can call us to reserve the 3 or more night stay and use the code on the phone too.

 

ROOM ON THE WAITING LIST

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The registration opened today for the Vineman, an ever-popular sports event which begins in Guerneville.  The event on July 15th is sold out but there is a waiting list and and a couple of events on July 28th.  Click here to check out the Vineman website. Please don’t forget to book a room.

It looks like the AmgenTour of California will begin in Santa Rosa again this year.  More information by clicking here.

Watch our site and facebook page for more information.

 

 

SUN AT LAST…

Monday, June 13th, 2011

The pool is open and so is Johnson’s Beach. Burke’s Canoes is going full blast, Soar Canoe and Kayak Rental  and the Canopy Tours are booking up fast.

Saturday, June 18th from noon to 4:00 PM there is the Art in the Park afternoon with the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, which is a free event except for parking fees. On July 9th there is the Gourmet Hike and Silent Auction which sells out quickly.

 

July brings a couple of nearby Independence Day celebrations.  Monte Rio celebrates on Saturday, July 2nd and Guerneville’s fireworks display is on Monday the 3rd of July.  Who does not like fireworks?  You can go to the events or watch them from the grounds at Creekside Inn

 

The Friday evening Occidental Farmers Market is open with a great selection of local produce, cheese, honey and crafts.  It is hard to pass up the great food stands from Mexican and Indian fare to my favorite Gerard’s Paella and pizza made in a wood fired oven.

 

New this year:  Papa Finch and two babies-barely visible just 2  eyes and 2 beaks.

 

 

It’s almost April and there is stuff to do

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

April is not just for doing taxes. The wild iris bloom on the coastal hills. There is a great wine event the end of April when the winegrowers of Dry Creek sponsor the Passport to Dry Creekk event.

Coming up soon on-April 2nd-is the Occidental Fool’s Parade-a little spring silliness.

Sebastopol’s Apple Blossom Festivalis an event for the whole family, with food and wine pairing, a parade, art and craft expos and garden displays.

For more hands on activities check the Landpath’s list of activities.

The Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence do their famous Bingo.

For entertainment there is a free noon concert at Hopmonk Tavern on April 12 with Black Joe Lewis For those interested in brewpubs check out Stumptown Brewery in Guerneville. If you are interested in their famous festival, it’s time to book the weekend. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-776-6586 to make a reservation. Or use this form: