2017 Revolution Schedule
|Sept. 23||65 mile (100km)
7:00 AM Check-In
8:00 AM Mass Start
|“||45 Mile: Tour of the Wine Country
8:00 AM Check-in
9:00 AM Mass Start
|“||20 mile The Vineyard Tour:
9:00 AM Check-in
10:00 AM Mass Start
|“||5k – 10 Mile: The Trentadue Vineyard Roll & Stroll
10:00 AM Check-in
11:00 AM Mass Start
|“||The Revolution Festival
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
After your ride, stroll or roll enjoy gourmet food, fine wine, and a brief event program (beginning at 3:00pm and lasting approximately 30-45 minutes). A dedicated team of massage-therapists offer free massages all day for participants, festival-goers, and guests. You deserve it!
65 Mile (100k): The Revolution Challenge (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): The 45 is for those riders who want to experience all of the beauty of the Westside Valley, but spend a few fewer miles on the road. The 45-mile Tour of the Wine Country is a fun, moderately challenging ride with a few hills, great scenery, and like the 65, joins the 20-mile route at the end for an amazing BORP community experience. Many strong handcyclists complete this route every year. 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 power chairs. 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. Select “Virtual Rider” on the Registration Form.
At check-in, you’ll receive your route sheet and other important information. You’ll be asked to sign a liability waiver if you did not do so online.
If you have a reservation to borrow an adaptive bike from BORP, please check in AT LEAST 30 minutes before your start time.
When your ride is over you will need to “check-out” of the ride. This helps us know you are safe and off the course. Additionally, at check-out you will receive your swag bag of goodies, your 2017 Revolution t-shirt, and your bracelet which will give you access to food, drinks, and a massage.
For directions to the Trentadue Winery see Map & .
Safety & Courtesy on the Road
This is not a race. Please obey all traffic laws. Ride single file at all times. Always be alert for overtaking vehicles. Cycling is extremely popular in Sonoma County, and the local people, while generally supportive, get justifiably tired of rude riders. Make sure you ride safely, don’t impede traffic, and don’t disrupt the lives of the folks who live along our route. All of us are ambassadors for cycling and for BORP.
A properly fitting, US CPSC – approved helmet is required on this ride! It is the responsibility of the rider to bring a cycle that is in safe working condition. Carry a pump (compatible with your valves), a minimum of one water bottle (we strongly suggest two), a tire patch kit, and at least one spare tube (we suggest two). Carry I.D. and emergency telephone numbers. It’s also a good idea to list your medical insurance carrier and blood type.
Support on the Road
Roving SAG wagons (Support & Gear) will have extra food, water, tools, and experienced people to help you roll up the road, or bring you home if you absolutely, positively need a ride. Rest Stops will be fully stocked. You’ll never be far from support.
2017 Jerseys will be available for purchase online. Check back soon for more details!
Wine Country Bikes
61 Front Street
Healdsburg, California 95448
Local Telephone: 707-473-0610
Toll-free Phone: 866-922-4537
www.winecountrybikes.com (link opens in a new window)
Some preparation in the weeks before the ride is the key to fully enjoying riding the Revolution. Everyone can choose a ride that fits their comfort level. No matter your distance goal, a little training can help make your ride safer and more fun.
The real key to preparing for a great ride is simply spending time on your bike. Think about how long you expect to be on your bike, based on how fast you plan to ride and how far you plan to go. With this number in mind you can make preparations to ensure that you will be ready to spend the time in the saddle. Don’t forget that there will be plenty of rest stops, so there will be opportunities to take regular breaks.
The following is a very general training plan that can help you prepare for your ride, no matter what distance you plan to complete. If you can’t ride 4-5 times a week, don’t worry. Try to do a couple of test rides of approximately the same distance and time in the saddle as you expect to do at the REVOLUTION.
During the week: Plan ‘easy’ rides (in general, these are done at a pace where you can talk without panting) with at least one day completely off the bike. Start these rides at approximately 20% and gradually build up to around 50% of your target mileage as the ride approaches. For example, if you are planning to ride 100 miles at the event, start with weekday rides of about 20 miles and build up to rides of around 50 miles.
On the weekends: Start with rides of approximately 40% and build up to a few rides at or near 100% of your target mileage. Periodically mix in rides at a moderate pace (one where there is slight difficulty conversing).
Training with a group is often more fun and motivating than doing it alone. Several Revolution teams schedule group training rides, so if you are part of a team, check with your team captain about organizing group rides.