The 43rd Annual Tour of Napa Valley

Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Renaissance Ride

Enjoy the Tour rebirth as we leave Yountville and drift North to historic Calistoga…

Register Here!

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 at Clif Family Winery
  • NEW! Saturday Social Gathering at Clif Family Winery
  • 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.

The Flat 35

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/routes/29352875     

The Hilly 50

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/routes/29352873

The 62.5 Metric Century

This ride includes the lunch stop in the heart of beauiful Pope Valley, before you ascend the iconic Ink Grade, enjoy the views from the town of Angwin and then return to the Napa Valley. 3,893 ft. of climbing  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29352888

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/routes/29352886

The Century

Yeah, it’s “only” 98.6 miles of great views, rolling hills, steep ascents and descents, amazing food and it includes a sweet loop north of Calistoga on less-traveled roads. 5,660 ft. of climbing  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29352885

Registration Information

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

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 2:00 – 5:00 at the Clif Family Winery, 709 Main Street, St. Helena, CA.   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: 7:30-9:00 a.m. (must leave by 9:00 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!.

Early Check-in Social Gathering

All riders are invited to the new “Early Check-in Social Gathering” on Saturday Aug. 17th from 2:00 – 5:00 at the Clif Family Winery, 709 Main Street St. Helena, CA. This is a great chance to meet other riders, discuss the ride, arrange riding groups…and make new friends. This is hosted by Clif Family Winery, a great supporter of Napa Valley Cycling events. Taste their wines and munch on tasty snacks. Eagle Cycling Club members will be there to discuss the route and answer all your questions.

Rest Stops

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: 7:30 – 12:30
  • Smittle Creek: 9:00 – 1:00
  • Pope Valley Whisky River: 9:00 – 2:00
  • Ink Grade: 10:00 – 3:00
  • Yountville: 7:00 – 9:30
  • Calistoga Post-Ride Dinner: 11:00 – 4:30

Safety

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

Post-Ride Dinner

Served between 11:00 and 4:30. A Non-Rider dinner may be purchased for $15. Music from 12-4.

T-shirts & Jerseys

Our 2019 Tour of Napa Valley jerseys are now available for pre-order until July 9, 2019. Order directly at Ascend Sportswear or just click on the image.

T-shirts are available for order on our Registration Page until July 10th. Click HERE to order.

Help Us Thank

Our

Generous Sponsors

Enjoy Napa Valley Hospitality at a Discount

Click Here for a Massage Special!

Need to work out any kinks before your ride or soothe away any owies afterwards? The team at Calistoga’s MoonAcre Spa & Baths has you covered. Purchase one of our 50-minute “Here’s the Rub” massages, and you’ll get a complimentary upgrade to our 50-minute CBD massage ($145 value). Plus we’ll throw in a 25-minute CBD soak in one of our classic clawfoot tubs on the house ($75 value). CBD is a compound derived from hemp that intensifies relaxation but won’t leave you high. (Sorry.) It can be added to massage creams and bath salts, and takes those experiences to the next level.

To redeem, call the Spa at 707.942.0992 or email them at spahost@moonacrespacalistoga.com.

Click here for discount rooms for riders at Wine County Inn and Napa Winery Inn!

 

St. Helena Wine Country Inn & Cottages Partner Code and Portal!
Access/Promo Code: PARTNER
Instructions: Please include your Company Name within the Special Requirements field when booking your reservation
Restrictions: Based upon availability, not combinable with other offers, blackout dates apply
Cancellation: Standard 7/14 day cancellation applies with a $25 fee if cancelled prior to 7/14 days. Non refundable if cancelled within 7/14 days of arrival
 
Napa Winery Inn Partner Code and Portal!
Access/Promo Code: PARTNER
Instructions: Please include your Company Name within the Special Requirements field when booking your reservation
Restrictions: Based upon availability, not combinable with other offers, blackout dates apply
Cancellation:  Nonrefundable if cancelled within 48 hours of arrival (4PM – two days prior)

 

15% Discount on rooms at Up Valley Inn and Hot Springs

2-night minimum over Friday/Saturday.

Enter your arrival/departure dates to see discount. Click here.

Get a 10% discount at Twin Pines Casino using code 10disco!!

Partners

By donating services and discounts, our partners help make the 43rd Annual Tour of Napa Valley possible.

 

Call early-Spaces are limited

Napa Valley Bike Tours On-Site Rentals

Napa Valley Bike Tours & Rentals will provide an onsite bike rental pickup service . Advance reservations are required. Your pre-reserved bike(s) will be available for pickup on the morning of the event at the start line.  10% of rental revenue will benefit our event beneficiaries.

City Bikes (Ages 14+): $45
Carbon Fiber Road Bikes (Ages 14+): $85
Premium Ultegra Di2 Carbon Fiber Road Bikes (Ages 14+): $120
Pedego Electric Bikes (Ages 14+): $85

 

 

Friends of the Tour

Welcome Teams!

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

This list is provided as information to those who might want to rent a bicycle for the Tour of Napa Valley.

Yountville

Napa Valley Bike Tours 707-251-8687

 

 

Napa
 

St. Helena
St. Helena Cyclery 707-963-7736
Calistoga
Calistoga Bikeshop 707-942-9687
Additional Full Service Bike

Need a Place to Stay

Check out camping, hotel and motel options around the Napa Valley

Camping

Camping Options:

 

Motels
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