Tours & Zodiacs

Upcoming events

    • 04 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07 May 2020
    • Guerneville, Fern Grove Cottages
    Ride:     145-265    Moderate/Mountainous      Flexible

    Leader:      Lesli Pletcher, 916-201-5948, leslipletcher@gmail.com

    Description:      The 2020 Guerneville Zodiac - Arrive May 4 depart May 7

    Home base will again be the Fern Grove Cottages. We have currently filled Fern Grove for this Zodiac however if you would like to attend, please contact me (Lesli Pletcher) to be placed on a waiting list should any rooms open before May 6.

    Also, in the event that you can not be accommodated at the  Fern Grove, alternative rentals in the area include:

    Dawn Ranch Lodge (across the street from the Fern Grove), 707-869-0656, www.dawnranch.com
    West Sonoma Inn (around the corner), 707-869-2874, www.westsonomainn.com
    Riverlane Resort (3 blocks away), 707-869-2323, www.riverlaneresort.com
    Creekside Inn (across the river) 707-869-3623 www.creeksideinn.com
    Woods Resort (downtown Gurneville) 707-869-0600
    Or Campgrounds:
    Cassini Ranch 800-451-8400 www.cassiniranch.com
    Auto Camp Russian River 707-869-4466 www.autocamp.com

    If you make reservations at one of the above alternatives please let me know. I will include you in plans for our rides, happy hours, and the ever popular BBQ should you wish to participate. As in the past we provide the after ride snacks and Tuesday night BBQ (menu to be announced) for $20 you bring the beverage of you choice!

    Important: If you are placed on the waiting list at the Fern Grove and make reservations elsewhere, please checking cancellation policies. 





    • 01 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04 Jun 2020
    • Guerneville, Fern Grove Cottages
    Ride:     145-265    Moderate/Mountainous      Flexible

    Leader:      Lesli Pletcher, 916-201-5948, leslipletcher@gmail.com

    Description:      The 2020 Guerneville Zodiac - Arrive May 4 depart May 7

    Home base will again be the Fern Grove Cottages. We have currently filled Fern Grove for this Zodiac however if you would like to attend, please contact me (Lesli Pletcher) to be placed on a waiting list should any rooms open before May 6.

    Also, in the event that you can not be accommodated at the  Fern Grove, alternative rentals in the area include:

    Dawn Ranch Lodge (across the street from the Fern Grove), 707-869-0656, www.dawnranch.com
    West Sonoma Inn (around the corner), 707-869-2874, www.westsonomainn.com
    Riverlane Resort (3 blocks away), 707-869-2323, www.riverlaneresort.com
    Creekside Inn (across the river) 707-869-3623 www.creeksideinn.com
    Woods Resort (downtown Gurneville) 707-869-0600
    Or Campgrounds:
    Cassini Ranch 800-451-8400 www.cassiniranch.com
    Auto Camp Russian River 707-869-4466 www.autocamp.com

    If you make reservations at one of the above alternatives please let me know. I will include you in plans for our rides, happy hours, and the ever popular BBQ should you wish to participate. As in the past we provide the after ride snacks and Tuesday night BBQ (menu to be announced) for $20 you bring the beverage of you choice!

    Important: If you are placed on the waiting list at the Fern Grove and make reservations elsewhere, please checking cancellation policies. 





    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • Mt. Shasta, Mt. Shasta KOA, 900 N. Shasta Blvd
    Ride:      0-250       Hilly/Mountainous       Flexible

    Leader:      Dale Johnson, 284-5208, davijohnslckr@comcast.net

    Description:      This area is a recreational paradise.  Lightly traveled roads, great scenery, and neat little towns  Arrive on June 23 and depart on June 26. Camping at KOA, phone #800-562-3617.  Cold Creek Inn for the non-campers is about 1/4 mile from the KOA.  12 rooms have been reserved.  Phone# 800-292-9421.  Be sure to mention the Sacramento Wheelmen for the discount.
    Contact the ride leader if you are going.



    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 01 Aug 2020
    • Oregon, near Glendale

    Ride: 400        Hilly        Flexible

    Leader: Tim Koch, 916-952-9026, mtkoch44@aol.com 

    Description:  The 2020 Oregon Tour will be held from Sunday, July 26th to Saturday, August 1st.  The days before and after these dates will be commute days to the starting point at the Glendale, OR High School.  No layover day this year so we 7 days of riding.  We will try something different this year.  We will have 2 nights in motels in Cottage Grove and Coos Bay.  We will have the hotels block a number of rooms for our group and therefore hopefully a discounted rate.  Every rider will be responsible for their motel costs and the dinner that night and the next morning’s breakfast.  The other days will be as our prior Oregon Tours with 3 meals/day included and drinks (beer, sodas & wine).  All campsites will have showers.  The route goes from Glendale H.S.>Myrtle Creek H.S.>Glide H.S.>Cottage Grove motel>Elkton H.S.>Coos Bay motel>Powers State Campground>back to Glendale.  Cost is $325.  Don’t miss out on the fun.

    Tour Leader:  Tim Koch mtkoch44@aol.com  Cell: 916-952-9026 (leave a text or message)



    • 14 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05 Oct 2020
    • Gabicce Mare on the Adriatic Coast

    Ride: TBD Rolling/Hilly Flexible

    Leader: Sandy Yarrow, 916-802-0898, skybike2@gmail.com

    Description:This is the latest on Gabicce Mare.  The
    trip is for 3 weeks, but you can also go for only 2 weeks.  Dates in Italy
    are Sept 14-Oct 5th. If only 2 weeks 14th-28th.
    This is much more activity than previous years.
    The cost will be approx $925 per week. This does includes 3meals/day plus
    happy hour, everything except airfare.  More precise information  on the
    other hotels and activities will be sent out to those interested.

    1st week (Romagna)

    DAY 1: you will arrive at Venice or Bologna airport and  we will drive you
    by coach to Fratta Terme (Forlì).
    You will stay at the Grandhotel delle Terme, where you can relax in the
    thermal pool
    At 7:00 p.m. welcome drink and presentation of the first week's program
    Dinner in hotel
     DAY 2: after breakfast, delivery of bicycles and departure of the tour to
    S. Marino. You will cycle on  undulating paths , following secondary roads,
    without traffic, going up and down  the hills of Romagna where you can
    admire beautiful panoramas.
    Stop for lunch in a typical Osteria  and after riding 68 km, with an
    elevation gain  of mt. 1.365, you will arrive in S. Marino.
    Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast in a hotel in the historic centre.
    DAY 3: after breakfast, we will ride  to Gabicce Mare
    The route is 52 km, with an elevation gain  of  approx 836 mt.
    Lunch and dinner at the Alexander hotel.
    DAY 4:  BORGHI E CASTELLI (from ROMAGNA)
    You can choose among  4 tours from 50 Km to 80 Km; elevation gain between
    mt. 500 and 1.100.
    Lunch and dinner at the hotel. After dinner: live music at the bar.
    DAY 5: REST DAY
    Day dedicated to the sun & beach. We will take you on a boat trip (cutter)
    with departure from the beach of Gabicce Mare. We will sail to Riva di
    Focara. Anyone  can swim, then we will return to the beach for our Beach
    Party
    Dinner in hotel
    DAY 6: TERRE DEL DUCA (URBINO)
    you can choose among 4 tours from 60 Km to 90 Km; elevation gain between mt.
    870 and 1.250.
    Lunch and dinner at the Alexander hotel.
    DAY 7: GRADARA &  THE PANORAMICA
    You can chose among 4 tours from 45 Km to 75 Km; elevation gain between mt.
    530 to 910.
    With the whole group we will stop at the Granarola Castle for a funny Pizza
    Party.
    Dinner in hotel

    2nd  week (Marche)

    DAY 8: after breakfast , transfer by bike to Senigallia . Distance: km 83 ;
    elevation gain 1.125 mt.
    Lunch in a typical Osteria
    Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Belsit
    DAY 9: BORGHI E CASTELLI (MARCHE)
    You can choose among  4 tours. Distance between  Km 60 and Km 80; elevation
    gain between mt. 670 and 940.
    Accommodation, lunch and dinner at Hotel Belsit
    DAY 10: after breakfast , transfer to the monastery of  Fonte Avellana
    (Eremo) .
    Distance  Km 98 ; elevation gain  mt. 1.386
    Lunch in a typical Osteria
    Accommodation and dinner in a fascinating and mysterious monastery dating
    back to 980 ( 10th  century d.c.)

    DAY 11: after breakfast , transfer to Montalfoglio. Distance km 58 .
    elevation gain  mt 1.095
    Lunch in a typical Osteria (Locanda S. Martino). Transfer by bus to Gabicce
    Mare.
    Accommodation and dinner at Alexander hotel . After dinner : live music at
    the bar
    DAY 12: REST DAY
    At 11:00 a.m. departure by touristic train to Fiorenzuola di Focara; visit
    of the little village and pic nic in the vineyard, to experience the grape
    harvest at the Tenuta Carlini.
    Return  scheduled for approx.  4:00 p.m.
    Dinner in hotel

    DAY 13: LINEA GOTICA TOUR
    You can choose among  4 tours.
    Distance between  Km 55 and Km 85;elevation gain between mt. 830 and 1.150.
    Accommodation, lunch and dinner at Hotel Alexander
    DAY 14:  OASI DEL CONCA & MONTEFIORE
    You can choose among  4 tours.
    Distance between  Km 45 and Km 70; elevation gain between mt. 650 and 870.
    Pizza Party a Granarola Castle.  dinner at Hotel Alexander

    3rd   week ( Umbria)

    DAY 15: after breakfast , transfer by bike to Apecchio . Distance: km 85 ;
    level 1.280 mt.
    Stop for lunch in Piobbico
    Accommodation and dinner in an Agriturismo
    DAY 16:
    we will continue  our itinerant tour by bike . we will cross the Apennines
    and after km 78 and mt 1.380 of elevation gain  you will reach Touro on the
    Trasimeno Lake
    Stop for lunch in the gorgeous village of Cortona
    Accommodation and dinner in a splendid villa dating back to 1.400 .
    DAY 17: after breakfast , transfer by bike to Assisi . Distance  Km 65 ;
    elevation gain  mt. 1.076
    Lunch in a typical Osteria. In the afternoon, you can visit its important
    historical centre
    Accommodation and dinner in a country house
    DAY 18: after breakfast , transfer by bike  to Gubbio and to another
    historic town in Umbria.
    Distance km 52 . elevation gain  mt  976.
    Lunch in a typical restaurant and return by bus to Gabicce Mare .
    Accommodation and dinner at Alexander hotel .
    DAY 19: RELAX & SHOPPING
    Lunch and dinner in hotel
    DAY 20: CESANE  NATURAL PARK : After breakfast , departure by bike .
    Distance  Km 75; elevation gain mt. 978 .
    Lunch in a bio Osteria
    In the afternoon, return to hotel Alexander. Dinner in hotel
    DAY 21:  PESARO & THE PANORAMICA
    Distance: km 55, elevation gain mt  686. Stop in Gabicce Monte for Piadina
    Party . Dinner in hotel
    DAY 22:   SALUTI & BICI

       

     

Past events

16 Mar 2020 Santa Cruz Zodiac
09 Feb 2020 Death Valley Tour
14 Jan 2020 2020 Napa Zodiac
16 Sep 2019 Paso Robles Zodiac
20 Aug 2019 France 2019
21 Jul 2019 2019 Oregon Tour
20 Jul 2019 RAGBRAI
04 Jul 2019 Northwest Tandem Rally
24 Jun 2019 Mammoth Lakes Zodiac
06 May 2019 Guerneville Zodiac
11 Mar 2019 Santa Cruz Zodiac
10 Feb 2019 Borrego Springs Zodiac
08 Jan 2019 Napa Zodiac
01 Oct 2018 Paso Robles Zodiac
10 Sep 2018 Wheelmen Italy Tour 2018
01 Sep 2018 Secrets of Hokkaido Tour
04 Aug 2018 2018 Oregon Club Tour
22 Jul 2018 RAGBRAI 2018
24 Jun 2018 Bicycle Tour of Colorado
18 Jun 2018 Lake Almanor Zodiac
21 May 2018 Santa Cruz Zodiac Rescheduled
30 Apr 2018 Guerneville 2018 Zodiac
12 Mar 2018 Santa Cruz Zodiac RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 21
09 Jan 2018 Napa Zodiac
02 Oct 2017 Paso Robles Zodiac
30 Sep 2017 Ride to Paso Robles Zodiac
25 Sep 2017 Lake Tahoe Zodiac
28 Aug 2017 Germany Tour
29 Jul 2017 2017 Oregon Crater Lake Club Tour
12 Jun 2017 Mt. Shasta Zodiac
01 May 2017 Guerneville Zodiac
13 Mar 2017 Santa Cruz Zodiac
05 Feb 2017 Borrego Springs Zodiac
10 Jan 2017 Napa Zodiac
28 Oct 2016 San Francisco Zodiac
26 Sep 2016 Wheelmen Italy Tour 2016 (Groupo 2)
12 Sep 2016 Wheelmen Italy Tour 2016 (Groupo 1)
06 Aug 2016 Ride Idaho
31 Jul 2016 2016 Southwest Oregon Club Tour
24 Jul 2016 RAGBRAI XLIV
14 Jun 2016 Mt. Shasta Zodiac
02 May 2016 Guerneville Zodiac
14 Mar 2016 Santa Cruz Zodiac
07 Feb 2016 Death Valley Tour
12 Jan 2016 Napa Zodiac
18 Oct 2015 San Francisco Zodiac
05 Oct 2015 Paso Robles Zodiac
07 Sep 2015 Markleeville Zodiac
26 Jul 2015 Three Sisters Oregon Club Tour
07 Jun 2015 Mammoth Lakes Zodiac
04 May 2015 Guerneville Zodiac
09 Mar 2015 Santa Cruz Zodiac
08 Feb 2015 Death Valley Days
13 Jan 2015 Napa Zodiac
10 Jan 2015 Vietnam Grand Tour
04 Nov 2014 Jackson Zodiac
17 Oct 2014 Blue Moon Zodiac
06 Oct 2014 Paso Robles Zodiac Take 2
25 Sep 2014 Oceanside Ride
27 Aug 2014 Tour of Italy
02 Aug 2014 Oregon Club Tour 2014, "Glide Down the Drain"
20 Jul 2014 RAGBRAI XLII
07 Jul 2014 Tour de Sur
17 Jun 2014 Mt. Shasta Zodiac
05 May 2014 Guerneville Zodiac
10 Mar 2014 Santa Cruz Zodiac
10 Feb 2014 Borrego Springs Zodiac
14 Jan 2014 Napa Zodiac
12 Nov 2013 Tour de Venetian
05 Nov 2013 Jackson Zodiac
11 Oct 2013 San Francisco Zodiac
01 Oct 2013 Occidental Heavy Bike Tour
08 Sep 2013 San Juan Islands Tour
05 Aug 2013 Pt. Reyes (Oregon Tour Replacement Ride)
24 Jun 2013 Mammoth Lakes Zodiac
10 Jun 2013 DooDah
13 May 2013 Guerneville Zodiac
13 May 2013 Continental Divide
09 May 2013 Self Contained 101
27 Apr 2013 Barcelona-Andorra Tour
12 Apr 2013 Mallorca, Spain
11 Mar 2013 Santa Cruz Zodiac
11 Feb 2013 Borrego Springs Zodiac
15 Jan 2013 Napa Zodiac
12 Jan 2013 Hawaii
06 Nov 2012 Jackson Zodiac
22 Oct 2012 Ride To Capitola
08 Oct 2012 Paso Robles Zodiac
05 Oct 2012 Ride to Paso
30 Aug 2012 Wheelmen France Tour
04 Aug 2012 Oregon Club Tour
22 Jul 2012 RAGBRAI 2012
09 Jul 2012 Tour of Central California Coast aka Big Sur
25 Jun 2012 Mt. Shasta Zodiac
23 Jun 2012 Cycle the Sierra
07 May 2012 Guerneville Zodiac
16 Apr 2012 Occidental Zodiac
12 Mar 2012 Santa Cruz Zodiac
13 Feb 2012 Borrego Springs Zodiac
16 Jan 2012 Napa Zodiac
08 Nov 2011 Jackson Zodiac
11 Oct 2011 Heavy Bike Tour
03 Oct 2011 Paso Robles Zodiac
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