Monday, January 12, 2009

Ride the Route

EVENT DATE: Saturday, January 17, 2009
Benefit for Women’s ATOC Criterium & All Sport-Team Swift

EVENT: Stage 1 Ride the Route - Calistoga to Santa Rosa
(Petrified Forest Road KOM)

On Saturday, January 17, 2009 , join a group of Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) Women’s Criterium competitors and the All Sport-Team Swift junior riders for a ride up the final King of the Mountain climb of ATOC Stage 1.

After the ride, meet the BMC Professional Cycling Team at their Santa Rosa training camp for photo and autograph opportunities.

This will be a fully supported ride including:

  • Pre-ride Bike Check – Provided by West County Revolution
  • Sports Drinks and Energy Bars – Provided by All Sport-Team Swift
  • Full Mechanical and SAG Support – Provided by West County Revolution and
ROUTE: Group A (Main Event) ~2 hour casual ride from Calistoga to Santa Rosa with Pro Women and All Sport-Team Swift. Includes:

  • Pre-ride bike check
  • Shuttle to Calistoga with your bike
  • Full ride support (mechanical/SAG)
  • Route map & energy bars/drink

RSVP REQUIRED: Contact Laura at by Thursday, January 15th to confirm a seat on the bus and bike transportation.

Group B (Advanced/Unsupported): ~4 hour moderate ride to Calistoga and back. Note: Group B from Santa Rosa to Calistoga will be unsupported. You will be provided a pre-ride bike check and a route map. Cut off time to join Group A in Calistoga for the supported ride is 1:00PM .


9:00-10:15AM Group B -- Registration
10:30AM Group B -- Departure
10:00-11:15AM Group A -- Registration & Load Bus (RSVP Required)
11:30AM Group A -- Bus Departure
Noon Group A -- Arrive in Calistoga and unload
12:30PM Group B -- Arrive in Calistoga
1:00PM Groups A & B Depart Calistoga
3:00PM Groups A & B Arrive in Santa Rosa
3:00-4:00PM BMC Pro Racing Team Reception
4:30PM Riviera Dinner Special ($20 fixed-price menu)


Registration: Longs Drug - 2771 4th St Santa Rosa , CA 95405
Look for the All Sport-Team Swift Tent and Van.

Please bring a copy of the release form at

Parking: Free parking is available along the perimeter of the Longs Drug and Safeway Parking lot or on the street. Registration will help provide direction on available parking. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN SPACES DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF LONGS AND SAFEWAY. THESE ARE RESERVED FOR CUSTOMERS.

Cost: Suggested donation - $20**
Proceeds benefit All Sport-Team Swift and primes for the ATOC only official Pro Women’s Criterium to be held on, February 15, 2009 in Downtown Santa Rosa.

Your donation will include one-day licensing and insurance fees, transportation to Calistoga, ride support, and the BMC Pro Racing Team Reception at the Flamingo Resort. Bring your USAC License if applicable*

Dinner reservations must be made separately by calling Riviera Restaurant at 707-579-2682. Mention that you are with the “Ride the Route” group.

*$7 minimum required for license/insurance (included in $20 donation)
**Cash or Check only. No Credit Cards.

After the ride, join the BMC Team at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa for a meet and greet from 3-4PM . Refreshments will be served.

(Please feel free to join the reception even if you do not ride)

Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
2777 4th St, Santa Rosa , CA 95405
(707) 545-8530


Carolina John said...

sounds like a great ride! i found a good one recently that i'm thinking of tackling. seems to be of a similar difficulty.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Sounds like an amazing ride but I've driven that road a hundred times and know the climb well. Not yet ready to try it on bike. Have fun!

Kelly said...

which part are you doing?

triguyjt said...

sounds like a great event...

have fun

Holly said...

Oh that looks fun! Sadly even though I should be recovered by this weekend from my mystery sickness, I'll be out of town that day! Booo.

Yes we should try to get together again, I really wanted to go to spin this morning. I even had the alarm set but I already felt sick when I went to bed. Probably a good thing I didn't go - what if I'd passed out in your class instead of the middle of the ICU?

Maggs said...

Even though I'm so out of bike shape...I'm jealous.

Sarah said...

I'm going to do the B ride...Kelly if you're around you should come join in.