(This route requires delivery, it does not leave from our shop in Forestville.This ride is awesome on hot summer days. The ride starts at the intersection of Hwy 116 and Bohemian Hwy in Monte Rio. On the south side of the Russian RIver is Moscow road. This hidden little gem is deeply forested, flat and largely forgotten. It parallels the river all the way to Duncans Mills. There are no shoulders or bike lanes but with low traffic it is great for anyone who wants a lesiure ride along the river.
Monte Rio to Duncans Mills to Cazadero
This is my personal favorite. I would reserve this one for more experienced cyclists. This is a road with zero shoulder and more traffic than the two previous routes. I recommend this for a morning ride. It is a stunning ride through the Russian River Valley. As you approach the town of Healdsburg there is an option for West Dry Creek Road. A bit narrower but also a bit less traffic. These two roads are freshly resurfaced and have only gently rolling hills. From my shop the Westside Road section to Healdsburg is thirteen miles one way. West Dry Creek Road is an additional ten miles.
If your needing a few more miles the next leg of this ride is to Cazadero. As you leave Duncans Mills head east on River Rd Hwy 116. About one mile up you will come to a left turn for Austin Creek Rd. This narrow road stays flat for about six miles. When it crosses Cazadero Hwy it begins to climb. Round trip is about thirty miles.
This is by far our most popular route. The bike path travels from the our front door in Forestville to the town of Sebastopol. This ride is great for kids and beginners. With only small sections exposed to traffic and lots of attractions you are sure to have a great time. The distance one way is about six fairly flat miles and passes wineries, cafes and vineyards.
Westside Out and Back
The routes that I have compiled on this page are by no means the only places to ride. They are based on a four hour minimum rental. As you page down the level of difficulty increases. So pick the one that looks like fun and let your adventure begin
Riding the Russian River
West County Regional Trail