Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 Wendy Tour

The 2015 edition of the Tour-de-Licious, aka Wendy Tour, stayed a little closer to home.  A Wendy Tour is a supported bike tour organized and supported by Wendy Sigerson, a professional caterer.

This year's 7-day tour started in Sacramento and the route took us into some of the finest countryside in Northern California for cycle touring.

The 285 mile tour took in Napa Valley, Russian River valley, along the coast of Sonoma and Marin counties, over Mt. Tamalpais into San Francisco.

On the final day, we rode across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, caught the SF Bay Ferry to Oakland, and returned to Sacramento on a Capitol Corridor train.

The weather was glorious the entire week.  Even the coast which is usually thick with marine layer during the summer months was clear and we had a spectacular finish to the tour on Ridgecrest Road.

This year, 13 riders participated in the tour.  One major logistical change was the use of a U-Haul truck to carry the food and cooking equipment rather than cramming everything into Wendy's van as we did the previous two tours.  With age, we are getting smarter.

We also took advantage of two particularly scenic areas and scheduled layover days at Casini Ranch and Olema Ranch campgrounds to have extra days to explore these areas.

To view the tour album, click on "Wendy Tour #3 (2015)" below photo:

From Wendy Tour #3 (2015)

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