Media / In the News
In the News
Sonoma On A Bike’s Epic ride is getting some coverage!!!
and in the Chicago Tribune
Here is our press release if you wish to use that
For Immediate Release:
September 28, 2015
For more information, contact:
Lyn Mettler, email@example.com
New Epic Tour de Sonoma Offers Big Mileage, Top Wines, Fine Dining for Serious Cyclists
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA — Cyclists on the new epic Tour de Sonoma Bike Tour from Sonoma on a Bike, a company which opened earlier this year to provide high-end wine country options for cycling enthusiasts, will pedal near Tour de France mileage of up to 90 miles per day on each leg of this cyclist-designed route. The trip combines portions of two legs of the Amgen tour of California, local cycling legend Levi Leipheimer’s Gran Fondo route and a local cycling club’s top 10 ride.
Instead of covering 20-40 miles per day, Tour de Sonoma riders will average 50-80 miles with elevations up to 4500 feet. Cyclists will ride to the Geysers, a Santa Rosa Cycling Club Top 10 Local Ride; join in 90 miles of Leipheimer’s training ride; enjoy spectacular views of Coleman Valley Road, offering some the most dramatic views of any wine country road, and Trinity Road to Napa, both former legs of the Amgen Tour of California; and ride to Mt Tamalpais for the best view of San Francisco and the Bay area.
Not only do riders get to cycle to the extreme, they’ll also enjoy the ultimate in luxury on this bike tour limited to only 12 guests. There are wine tastings throughout the trip at some of Sonoma’s most celebrated wineries, such as Roth, Ferrari Carrano and Fog Crest, and locally-sourced meals at high-end restaurants, including Duck Club, The Girl and The Fig, and El Dorado Kitchen. Guests also get a behind-the-scenes look at where the food is grown and produced with stops at local gardens and farms and a chance to meet area fishermen.
“This trip truly is epic for those who enjoy the heart-pounding adrenaline that comes with monster rides,” says Randy Johnson, CEO of Sonoma on a Bike. “There are views at every turn, serious climbs and sweet descents combined with fine dining, world class wines, luxurious 5 star accommodations, nightly massages and our inside knowledge as Sonoma County locals.”
Unlike other Sonoma bike tours, which may have groups of up to 25, Sonoma on a Bike limits guests to 12, and the cost includes all meals with wine, wine tasting and entrance fees, as well as accommodations, bikes, equipment and more.
Accommodations include the charming Hotel Healdsburg with 60-foot garden pool and Jacuzzi, private balconies and spa; the elegant Bodega Bay Lodge complete with spa, ocean view and private wood-burning fireplaces; and MacArthur Place, a 19th-century estate and former working vineyard with sculpture gardens, a spa and secluded walkways.
The 6-day Tour de Sonoma Epic Ride is $3400 per person double occupancy and includes the use of bikes, all gear, a cycling jersey and a Sonoma on a Bike T-shirt, as well as all meals, wine with meals, entrance fees and tasting fees. A van is also available to carry purchases, wine, luggage and even guests, if needed.
Remaining scheduled departures for 2015 include October 11 and November 8; however, private tours may be arranged year round. For more information on 2016 departures or to reserve a spot, visit www.SonomaonaBike.com or call 800-499-2453.
A new company from the CEO of longtime Sonoma bike and kayak tour company Getaway Adventures is taking the wine country bike tour to new levels. Sonoma on a Bike gives small groups of guests the ultimate bike tour that includes locally-produced fine dining, world-class wine, and immersive local experiences with all fees and wine with meals included.
Some of what you’ll see