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Lorraine's Birthday Ride Multi Levels 71miles/44 miles *Staggered Starts* (Lorraine, Helen)

Let's hear it for the Birthday Girl!  Lorraine has been riding her age in miles ever since she took up cycling when she turned 50.  Here's to another trip around the sun!  She would be incredibly honored if you come out to ride with her and the zany Marin Cyclists gang in Sonoma County.  Our club Webmistress extraordinaire, "Jill of All Trades" and birthday girl specially crafted a 71 mile course and a 44 miles (71 kilometers) of mostly flat terrain for this 71st revolution around the sun.  **Please note the staggered start time for the 44 mi route.**  The idea is for both groups to get to the finish at around 2:30PM and then we all go to Mai Vietnamese Cuisine for a no host lunch.  So how about it!!

When: 71 mi route meets at 8:45 am/roll 9 am  Map 
            44 mi route meets at 9:45am/roll 10 am (Staggered Start)  Map 

Where: Park & Ride Lot, Westside Redwood Dr @ Hwy 116, Cotati CA 94931  Park & Ride Lot Map

Event: Ride your heart out in Sonoma County, one of Lorraine's favorite locations.  Long (71 miles): Cotati, Valley Ford, Freestone, Occidental, Guerneville, Windsor and back to Cotati and Short (44 miles): Cotati, Valley Ford, Freestone, Occidental, Graton Rd, Sebastopol, Stony Pt Rd and back to Cotati.

Pacing: 71 miles route will roll at a Moderate B Pace, 14.0-15.9 mph+ overall including the climbs.  Ride along with Lorraine or if you plan to ride faster/slower please have the route downloaded; find a buddy who knows the route and stick together, or provide your own navigation.
            44 miles route will be at a Leisurely A Pace of about 11-12.9 mph overall including the climbs with Helen Kwong.

Post Ride: We'll meet at Mai Vietnamese Cuisine (the adjacent parking lot to the west of the Park & Ride Lot) at about 2:30PM.  8492 Gravenstein Hwy, Suite J.  Cotati CA 94931.  Mai Vietnamese Cuisine map

Regroups and Stops-Long Route (71 mi):
-mi 0.7 La Plaza Park, Cotati  1st restroom and water stop
-mi 14.9 Valley Ford Store restroom and water
-mi19.4 Wild Flower Bakery food + restroom, if not too busy
-mi 23.1 Bohemian Market Occidental, water
-mi 49.1 Keiser Park in Windsor, last restroom + water stop

Regroups and Stops-Short Route (44 mi):
-mi 0.7 La Plaza Park, Cotati  1st restroom and water stop
-mi 14.9 Valley Ford Store restroom and water
-mi 23 Porta Potty, on the ride side on Main Street parking area
-mi 23.1 Union Hotel Occidental, water + bathrooms
-mi 32.4 Skategarden public bathrooms and water, last water + bathroom stop

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 8:45 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Cotati Park and Ride Westside (NOT 146 ST. JOSEPH WAY)
Park & Ride Cotati Westside
Redwood Drive X Hwy 116
Cotati, CA  94931
Additional Info:
Ride Leader(s):
Lorraine M Trautwein
Birthday Girl & Ride Leader 71 miles
415.609.4649 (p)
Helen Kwong
Leisurely A Pace 44 miles Ride Leader
4152979845 (p)
Multi Levels
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
*Rain cancels event; 20% or great chance of rain cancels
*Registration is required; members and non-members please register in advance
*All riders must register to ride, members and non-members
*Stay to the right side of the road
*Please ride single file
*Several sections of the route have narrow shoulders; please break up into small pods so cars cars can tuck into the space or pass you safely
*Please bring 2 bottles of water and enough onboard snacks/food to last the entire ride
*Choose the route conservatively. Ride well within your abilities

*Please make sure your bike is in good repair. The majority of the route will be far away from bike shops. Please be self sufficient and know how to change a flat.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to view details )
71 Mi w/ Lorraine Meet 8:45AM/Roll 9AM
44 Mi w/ Helen Meet 9:45AM/Roll 10AM
Post Ride No Host Lunch Mai Vietnamese Cuisine 2:30PM