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Apple Blossom Ride -- CANCELLED: forecast chance of rain is 60%
This ride is one of the early club rides. Originally developed by Michael John (D'Abrosca), it was later adopted and adapted by Karry Kelley and Mike Reedy before being forgotten and then revived for the 30th Anniversary ride series. The apple orchards may be dwindling in southern Sonoma county but we still go back for the blossoms come spring. Sonoma used to be the center of Gravenstein apple production and there are a few remaining orchards--Gabriel Farms, Ratzlaff Ranch, and Pleasant Hill Farm--that we will pass today.
Starting in Sebastopol we head south along bumpy county farm roads before heading west and up and down short but steep hills all the way to Occidental. There we'll stop for a relaxing lunch al fresco at the Union Hotel before we then head back towards Sebastopol. But then we'll detour northward into less hilly terrain up to Trenton before we then turn back to Sebastopol.
Afterwards a visit to Screaming Mimi's for ice cream is almost guaranteed!
Meet at 10 a.m. with an expected departure at 10:15 a.m.
Ride Code: 37-B-4
See the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19194234
Saturday, April 06, 2019, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High Street
Sebastapol, CA 95472
Registration is not Required