The Revolution Ride and Festival, or “The Rev,” is an incredible day of cycling, excellent food, and great company. As you enjoy the day alongside the athletes you’re supporting, you will see what ability is all about.
In 2016 nearly 300 individuals participated, raising over $200,000 in support of BORP’s programs for people with physical disabilities and their involvement in sports, fitness and recreation.
The Rev takes place in the one of the most beautiful cycling landscapes in the world–Sonoma Wine Country! Participants choose to ride a distance along fully-supported S.A.G. (supplies and gear) routes that works for them. Afterward, everyone gathers for a post-ride celebration at the beautiful Trentadue Winery.
65 Mile (100k) (CHALLENGING): The longest route at the Rev, the 65 mile leads you through historic Healdsburg as it’s just waking up, crosses the Russian River, and winds through the scenic vineyards of Alexander Valley. The biggest climb of the day is a short push up quiet and redwood covered Green Valley Rd., and then it’s miles of rollers along the world famous Westside Rd. wine route where it joins the shorter Revolution routes. You’ll spend your last 20 miles riding with BORP’s many adaptive and youth riders. Last year, a few strong handcyclists completed the 65 mile. 65 Mile Route Map
45 Mile: Tour of the Wine Country (MODERATE): Less difficult than the The Geyser Experience, but for those riders who want to cover some distance, the 45-mile Tour of the Wine Country is a fun, moderately challenging ride with fewer hills and great scenery. 45 Mile Tour of the Wine Country Route Map
20 Mile: The Vineyard Tour (MODERATE): Through flat valley lands and a few rolling hills, the 20 mile route passes oak woodlands, orchards, and Sonoma’s world-renowned wineries. A great ride for adaptive cyclists, families, and those riders who may not want to ride for too long. 20 Mile The Vineyard Tour Route Map
5k – 10 Mile: The Trentadue Vineyard Roll & Stroll (EASY): For kids, families, and people who don’t want to ride on roads, Trentadue has given us exclusive access to their vineyards. Follow graded dirt paths suitable for bikes, trikes, handcycles, strollers, and powerchairs. Choose a distance from 5k to 10 miles and ride as fast or as slow as you want, it’s up to you. Just keep your hands off the luscious grapes!
Virtual Rider: Even if you can’t make it to the Rev yourself you can help support all of BORP’s programs by being a Virtual Rider. With this option, you register as a rider, fundraise to assist our participants, and ‘ride in absentee’. In this way, you are able to fully support the Revolution and our programs, even if you cannot ride in person.
Following the ride, participants, supporters, volunteers and friends celebrate the day’s success!
The Revolution Festival begins at 1pm, and features gourmet food, fine wine, music, and a brief event program lasting approximately 30-45 minutes. A dedicated team of massage-therapists offer free massages all day for riders, festival-goers, and guests!
The Festival is a way to join in the celebration of the day’s success and another way to help support people with physical disabilities.
If you would like to attend ONLY the post-ride Festival (you will NOT be riding, strolling or rolling) you must register in advance as a Festival ONLY Attendee. Festival ONLY Registration is $100 for adults ($50 for youth 8 and under) and space is limited! Festival ONLY Attendees are not required to fundraise, but are strongly encouraged to do if they wish!
Volunteer at the Revolution
The Revolution wouldn’t be possible without the help of our awesome volunteers! Volunteers attend for free, receive an event T-shirt, and are invited to join the party and meal following the ride. Click here to learn more about Revolution volunteer opportunities and to sign up to help.