The 43rd edition, 2019 Tour of Napa Valley is a Renaissance of sorts, with all of the rides starting and ending in our new venue at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, at the North end of the valley. Calistoga is a small town renowned for its hot springs, mud baths, world-class restaurants and Napa Valley wines. As our riders go south on the scenic Silverado Trail and into the Vaca range to the east of the valley, they will visit as many as seven famous wine appellations and enjoy views not only of vineyards, but hillsides of oaks, bays, eucalyptus, as well as redwood forests.
This year we are offering 5 distances – a flat 35 miles all within the Napa Valley, a “hilly” 50 miles with moderate climbs, a 62.5 mile metric century, an 80 miler that includes all of the climbing but less flat riding and our iconic Century.
We have Rest Stops every 25 miles stocked with tasty treats, including our home-made cookies! The three longer routes include a lunch stop hosted in Pope Valley. A delicious post-ride dinner is awaiting riders upon their return to Calistoga.
Rest Stop open and close times will be listed on the route sheets. If you are a slower rider, please plan to start your ride as soon as the course opens (see start times.) Plan to finish your ride by 5 PM – the post-ride meal and other activities wrap up shortly after 5.
Participants are required to follow California Vehicle Code (CVC) regulations on all routes.
The Tour of Napa Valley is produced entirely by volunteers of the Eagle Cycling Club, a 501(c)4, tax-exempt organization and its partners. Most of the entry fees go toward staging the event – food and supplies, use fees, equipment rentals, insurance, medical services, public safety, etc. From the rest, the Eagle Cycling Club supports bicycle advocacy in the North Bay region and local youth cycling clubs.
- New Venue! Start/Finish at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga
- Five distances: 35, 50, 62.5, 80 and 98.6 miles
- Epic Rest Stops and Sag Support
- NEW! Camping/RV parking available
- Post-ride celebration
- Food * Beer/Wine * Music * Expo
- Children under 14 ride for free
- T-shirts and Jerseys for sale – Available pre-order only!
- Early Check-In Saturday
- On-Line Registration only
- Riders must follow California Vehicle Code regulations on all routes.
- Event revenue is used to support youth riding programs and bicycle advocacy
- No Refunds
2019 Tour of Napa Valley Beneficiaries
Choose Your Ride
There is a ride for all experience levels.
Actually 36 miles, this is an out and back along the most picturesque portion of the Silverado Trail, with a rest stop at Conn Dam – the turnaround point. It is a lightly rolling but pretty much flat introduction to the stunning scenery that is the Napa Valley. https://ridewithgps.com/
For those of you that enjoy moderate climbs without too much distance, this is the perfect ride! You will ride along Lake Hennessey and then ascend, cross over the top, and then descend the sides of what we call “the triangle,” before returning to Calistoga. 2,552 ft. of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/
NEW for 2019 – Our Awesome 80
For those of you that like a longer distance with plenty of challenging climbing, but without all of the flat “connecting” miles, this is the perfect ride! Lake Hennessey, Lake Berryessa, Ink Grade, lunch stop; it’s all there. 5,184 ft. of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/
Register early, prices will increase!! Online registration closes at noon Thursday, Aug. 15th or when the 2000 limit is reached. The crummy news: Our insurance company is requiring all riders to sign, in person, a paper copy of the waiver you acknowledged online & show picture ID at check-in. This means that you will not be able to check in for someone else, even if it’s your special, super-duper, sweetie that you’ve been with forever! Sorry, we wish it were different.
Tour of Napa Valley
Registration is open!
Check in at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga on Sunday morning to receive a map and other materials. Riders must leave the Fairgrounds by the times below, leave times are firm. There will also be early check in on Saturday Aug. 17th from 1:00 – 5:00. The location of early check-in is TBA. You may also pick up any merchandise you ordered. You will not be able to check in for someone else – everyone with be required to sign a waiver at check in.
- 100 Mile: 6-7:30 a.m. (must leave by 7:30 a.m.)
- 80 Mile: 6:30-8 a.m. (must leave by 8:00 a.m.)
- 65 Mile: 7-9 a.m. (must leave by 9 a.m.)
- 50 Mile: 7:30-9:30 a.m. (must leave by 9:30 a.m.)
- 35 Mile: 8-9:30 a.m. (must leave by 9:30 a.m.)
PLEASE DO NOT START THE RIDE BEFORE 6 a.m!
Rest stops are provided approximately every 25 miles for all routes, supplied with water and are stocked with home baked cookies, bagels, potatoes, fresh fruit, and other refreshments. Please carry a water bottle into the rest stops, we will have no disposable cups in the interest of conservation. A detailed route sheet with map and mileage is provided for each route, as well as road direction arrows and radio dispatched SAG support. We are committed to providing you with a safe and enjoyable century. Please pay attention to rest stop opening times so you don’t arrive before they open and stress out the already over worked volunteers.
- Conn Dam: 7:00 – 12:00
- Smittle Creek: 8:00 – 11:30
- Pope Valley Whisky River: 9:30 – 3:00
- Ink Grade: 10:00 – 2:00
- Yountville: 8:00 – 11:00
- Calistoga Post-Ride Dinner: 11:00 – 4:30
This event is a Tour not a race. Ride safely, be courteous, and obey all traffic laws. It is not unusual to have traffic citations issued for running stop signs, riding two or three abreast and other violations. PLEASE RIDE SINGLE FILE ON ALL ROADS. All riders must wear a helmet at all times. NO HELMET – NO RIDE
Served between 11:00 and 4:30. A Non-Rider dinner may be purchased for $15. Music from 12-4.
T-shirts, Jerseys & Patches
The images below are for our 2018 Jerseys, incorporating our theme of “Pour It On!”
We received many complements on our jersey this year. You may order your very own directly from Voler here.
We will post 2019 images as they become available.
Help Us Thank
By donating services and discounts, our partners help make the 42nd Annual Tour of Napa Valley possible.
Napa Valley Bike Tours On-Site Rentals
NEW! For the first time ever, we will have an onsite bike rental pickup service provided by Napa Valley Bike Tours & Rentals. Advance reservations are required. Reserve a Specialized Alibi hybrid ($45) or Roubaix/Ruby carbon-fiber road bike ($75) with custom pedal options by clicking on the logo below. Your pre-reserved bike(s) will be available for pickup on the morning of the event at the Veteran’s Home, within close proximity of our rider registration area. 10% of rental revenue will benefit our event beneficiaries.
Directions to the Start/Finish
Our venue has moved to the Napa County Fairgrounds at 1435 N. Oak St. in Calistoga. The post-ride festivities will be held inside a climate controlled building, with outside seating available.
FROM I-80 WESTBOUND:
Take Hwy 12 exit west towards Napa. Take a right at the 2nd stop light (about 7 mi from I-80) onto Hwy 29/12. Continue on Hwy 29 thru Napa, following signs to Calistoga. At Rutherford, Hwy 128 will merge with Hwy 29. Continue north on 29/128 through St. Helena and follow it all the way into Calistoga. Make a right turn on Lincoln Ave (main drag through town and the first stop light after St. Helena) and then a left turn on Fair Way and follow it to the Fairgrounds. There will be signs directing you to parking.
FROM I-80 EASTBOUND:
Take I-80 east, across the Carquinez bridge, then after 5 mi take the Hwy 37/Napa exit west for about 2 mi. Then go north (right) on Hwy 29 towards Napa. Follow the signs toward Napa/Calistoga, not Berryessa, and continue on Hwy 29 past Napa. At Rutherford, Hwy 128 will merge with Hwy 29. Continue north on 29/128 through St. Helena and follow it all the way into Calistoga. Make a right turn on Lincoln Ave (main drag through town and the first stop light after St. Helena) and then a left turn on Fair Way and follow it to the Fairgrounds. There will be signs directing you to parking.
FROM HWY 101 NORTHBOUND:
About 19 miles north of the Golden Gate bridge take Hwy 37 east toward Napa/Vallejo. After another 19 miles take Hwy 29 north (left) toward Napa. Follow the signs toward Napa/Calistoga, not Berryessa, and continue on Hwy 29 past Napa. At Rutherford, Hwy 128 will merge with Hwy 29. Continue north on 29/128 through St. Helena and follow it all the way into Calistoga. Make a right turn on Lincoln Ave (main drag through town and the first stop light after St. Helena) and then a left turn on Fair Way and follow it to the Fairgrounds. There will be signs directing you to parking.
FROM SANTA ROSA AND VICINITY:
Going north or south on Hwy 101, take the River Rd exit. River Rd. and Mark West Springs Rd. are the same road-River Rd travels west of 101 and Mark West Springs Rd. travels east of 101. Follow Mark West Springs Rd. east. After several miles, Mark West Springs Rd. becomes Porter Creek Rd. When Porter Creek Rd. ends, turn left onto Petrified Forest Rd. which will take you to Calistoga. Turn right onto Hwy 128, then left onto Lincoln Ave (main drag through Calistoga.) Turn left onto Fair Way and follow it to the Fairgrounds. There will be signs directing you to parking.
Need a Bike Rental
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