Russian River Ride

The Annual Positive Pedalers Russian River Ride is under way, right now!
Riders left on Friday, May 2 and will return on Sunday, May 4, 2014!

The annual Positive Pedalers Russian River Ride is one of the most anticipated events of the cycling season. This event is brought to you by the North Bay PosPeds Chapter. Open exclusively to PosPeds members, this is a chance to bond with your fellow cyclists and experience the beauty of Northern California. Our host hotel is The Woods, a clothing-optional resort in the charming town of Guerneville, nestled in the redwoods of Sonoma County along the Russian River.


Registration is $85 and is limited to 50 riders.

Come back next year and be sure to register well in advance, as this ride sells out early!

Your Registration Includes:

  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner Friday and Saturday
  • Gear transportation from Sausalito to our host resort and back
  • Sweep support on the ride

Because we need a headcount for meals, drop-ins are not permitted. PosPeds members who will not be riding but still wish to attend must register above to ensure that we have adequate space and food.


  • Where: Mike’s Bikes, Sausalito
  • Parking: Gate 6 1/2 Road (near the Marin Bike Path)
  • When: Friday May 2 2014, 6:30am – Ride-Out 7:30am


Riders are responsible for their own accommodations at The Woods. Contact The Woods directly at (877) 887-9218. Those not comfortable in a clothing optional setting are encouraged to book at the R3 Hotel at (707) 869-8399. Be sure to tell them you’re with Positive Pedalers!


This year we would like to extend assistance to riders who are unable to afford the cost of this self-funded event. If you can give more than the $85 registration fee, all additional funds will go toward sponsoring those riders who need help attending this amazing event!

Questions? Contact Robert Kavanagh at

The Ride:

  • Day 1: Inland route Sausalito-Guerneville – 72 miles
  • Day 2: Tour the Wine Country and Redwoods – 36 miles
  • Day 3: Coastal route Guernevill-Sausalito – 71 miles

On Day 1 we’ll meet at Mike’s Bikes in the charming seaside community of Sausalito and head north through beautiful Marin County; we’ll climb some of the area’s most notorious hills and enjoy some of the best cheese in California at the legendary Cheese Factory. As we near our home away from home, Guerneville, CA, we’ll ride through the lush, peaceful forest that surrounds the Russian River. It’s a beautiful and challenging 70+ mile ride. A group dinner will take place at our host hotel, The Woods, which will be home base for the weekend.

Day 2 is a leisurely day in the serene Russian River Valley. Enjoy a lazy 40 mile ride to charming Healdsberg for a picnic lunch in the scenic town square. You can spend the afternoon enjoying The Woods’ clothing-optional pool area or exploring Guerneville’s shops, restaurants and galleries. In the evening we break bread at the annual Russian River Ride banquet.

We will wake up early on Day 3 and return to Sausalito via the breathtaking Tomales Bay (save some room for pastries at the incredible Tomales Bakery). Lunch in Point Reyes is among the weekend’s highlights, and then we head inland and back to Mike’s Bikes for goodbyes! The ride is approximately 70 miles and spectacularly beautiful.


Contribute: If you would like to assist members who cannot afford the registration fee this year, or help defray the costs of the support and the volunteers on the ride, click on the “Donate” button to contribute to Positive Pedalers.

Please Support Our Sponsors:

The Woods – Our Host Resort
R3 Resort – Overflow Accommodations
Big Bottom Market & Boon Restaurant
Johnny Garlic’s