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Photos from January’s Ride | Santa Rosa & Russian River Brewing

January’s ride was probably our biggest ride ever. We had almost twice the people we were expecting. It was a surprisingly wet and rainy day, but the scenery and the beer and food afterward made it worth the sogginess.

bianchi, diamondback, cannondale in blue and silver and white

getting ready to roll out

cruising through santa rosa

the joe rodota trail

crossing through sebastapol

a short break at burnside road

Super foggy.

I think this is the “ready for beer inside” face

church in bodega from “the birds” on the extended route

well-deserved beer and food with a foggy haze due to my rainy camera

the flight of russian river beers was about 17 deep

January’s Ride | Santa Rosa & Russian River Brewing

So you resolved to live a healthier 2011. You decided to get out of the city more often to enjoy the bay area’s beauty…well, The Grand Cru’s here to make that happen.

This month we’ll be doing our annual pilgrimage to Russian River Brewing – one of the most respected breweries in the world. We’ll be riding a 35 miles loop based out of Santa Rosa exploring the area west of Sebastopol. As an added bonus our path conveniently routes us in front of Hopmonk Tavern. (Probably a good place to rehydrate.)

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As is often the case, I’ve set up a poll to determine the date that works for the most people. Please follow the link in the box below and mark your availability.

The poll will close the evening of Monday, January 10. That night I’ll post the finalized date.

I hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start and I look forward to riding with all of you in 2011!


P.S. Worried that those post-ride Plinys will blow your new calorie budget? Well, Vinnie’s got you covered with a new line of beers. Pliney-lite has the same hop wallop in just half the calories!