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Climate Ride Wine Country Edition 2024

A one-day ride through the scenic backroads of Sonoma County with a great afterparty. Whether you race for time or ride to complete one of four route distances, the planet wins.

Registration fee $50 | Fundraising minimum $150

Climate Ride, in partnership with Kendall-Jackson Winery, is hosting our first one-day and timed Climate Ride Wine Country Edition, on Saturday, August 17, 2024, in Santa Rosa, California. This one-day, Gran Fondo-style ride offers options for every level of cyclist.

Race for time, or ride for fun on four different route options designed for all cycling abilities through the beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country:

  • Long Route: 81 Miles
  • Medium Route: 53 Miles
  • Short Route: 35 Miles
  • Petite Route: 11 Miles

All rides start and end at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates and Gardens where participants can gather after their ride to celebrate their fundraising and cycling efforts. The post-ride celebration will include food, wine, and live entertainment.

Climate Ride Wine Country Edition provides options for participants to fundraise and ride for climate solutions strategies – Oceans, Air, Forests, Wildlife, Soil and Land Conservation, or Youth-led Solutions. Participants may also choose a single environmental Beneficiary of their choice. Climate Ride will support all participants to help them meet their fundraising goals.

Total Spots
500
Fundraise
Register for $50, raise $150
Select up to 3 Beneficiaries of your choice
Event Length
One day
Party after the ride!
Four Routes
Four options to cover any rider
You choose!

To the top fundraiser on Climate Ride Wine Country 2024, we will reward their efforts with a fully-fundraised spot on a 2025 event! The winner of this prize will be determined on the final fundraising deadline and the list of eligible 2025 events will be announced in the Fall of 2024.

Earn a Climate Ride water bottle!

Earn a Climate Ride insulated cup! Perfect for your coffee, electrolyte drinks, and adult beverages while chillin’ after the ride.

Earn an Oveja Negra top tube bike bag! The perfect size for your snacks and extra layer.

Take home a Patagonia back pack!

What’s included! A lot!

What’s included:

  • Full route support including water & snack stops
  • Chip timing on all routes
  • Meal and drink tickets for the afterparty at Kendall-Jackson Winery

Not included:

  • Bike rental/equipment
  • Transportation to the event 
Who Benefits

Fundraisers on Climate Ride Wine Country Edition 2024 can choose from the more than 100 incredible Beneficiary organizations in the Climate Ride network! Whether you ride for Oceans, Air, Forests, Wildlife, Soil and Land Conservation, or Youth-led Solutions, or a single group from our full beneficiary list, your fundraising will go directly to the organizations that you choose to fundraise for. 

Participants will be able to fundraise until December 1, 2024. Funds raised on all 2024 events will be sent out through our Grants program in December. 

How To Get To The Ride Start

Plane: The nearest airport is the Sonoma County Airport.

Train: The nearest train stop is at the Sonoma County Airport.

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The Ride Start and End

The rides starts and ends at Kendall-Jackson Winery.

What Are the Routes? Are The Roads Open To The Public?

All of the routes are permitted and some intersections may have traffic controls to help with the safety of participants but roads will not be closed to traffic. Routes turns will be marked and navigable by GPS. 

What Times Do the Routes Start?

All start times are tentative and may be subject to change. Be sure to check your email for updates!
Long: 8:00 AM
Medium: 9:00 AM
Short: 10:00 AM
Very Short: 10:30 AM

Getting Your Bike To/From The Event And Bike Rental

If you are not local and need to ship your bike to the event, we recommend flying with or shipping your bike through BikeFlights.com. 

If you’d like to rent a bike for this event, consider renting from the Santa Rosa Sports Basement. They have a variety of bike styles and sizes with affordable rental rates.

Can I Bring My Friends/Family/Pets?

We encourage friends and family members to register to ride together on this event. With route options ranging from 11-81 miles, there is an option suitable for anyone. Pets are not allowed. Additional meal and drink tickets will be available for purchase for non-registered riders attending the afterparty at Kendall-Jackson Winery.

Can I bring an e-bike?

E-bikes are welcome on our routes! However, if you choose to ride a motorized bike, you will not be eligible for the podium or any other timed prizes.

Fundraising and Transfer Deadlines

All registration fees and donations are non-refundable. There are no transfers for this event.

Fundraising Deadlines: All Participants must fundraise $150 by August 12, 2024, in order to participate.

Cancellations and Transfer Policy

If you cannot attend this event, you may not transfer your fundraising to a future event. Donations cannot be transferred to another participant or future years. Participants may not transfer to another event. 

If you withdraw from the ride or don’t participate without notifying us, any fundraising you’ve received will go to support programs of Climate Ride.

More Questions?

We’ve got answers! Email us at [email protected]!

Kendra Toy
Green Fondo Northern California

Thank you to the organizers and volunteers at Climate Ride for planning and executing an amazing, challenging, beautiful, and inspiring weekend for everyone. A year ago I wouldn’t have even dreamed that doing something like this could be a dream. I started biking last August with no real goals besides using Fremont’s [my town’s] bike lanes and maybe increasing my physical activity level. Not only have I done those things, but more than that, I’ve found something that gives me a lot of joy, helps me feel more connected to my community, and inspires me to be an active participant in making the world a better place.

GusTavo Guerra Vásquez
Green Fondo Southern California

Climate Ride is an incredible experience! Their dynamic activities let us support beneficiaries working to ameliorate our impact on Mother Nature while having a great time. The Climate Ride community is also working intersectionally on social justice issues through their Grants and Community Leader programs. You won’t be the same after your first Climate Ride event!

Eli Akira Kaufman
Green Fondo Southern California

What could be better than riding with a group of pragmatic idealists who give a damn about the climate crisis while enjoying the planet they are committed to preserving? Climate Ride is the definition of pedaling with purpose!