Gourmet Century

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The Gourmet Century returns to the beautiful terrain of Northern California. Our event starts and ends in the small town of Healdsburg, CA and takes our riders through the storied vineyard covered hills of Sonoma County’s wine country. With the clean light of a Californian autumn as their beacon our riders will cover around ~100 kilometers of quiet back roads, seldom traveled climbs, and picturesque descents while feasting along the way on food made by some of the regions most respected chefs.

Chris King chef’s Chris DiMinno and Robert McSpadden will be joined by an all-star line-up of Bay Area chefs to create sumptuous course of meals revolving around a Northern Italian theme. Award winning chefs Chris Cosentino of Boccalone and Porcellino, Matthew Accarrino of SPQR, Ari Weiswasser of the Glen Ellen Star, and Michael Hanaghan of the Five Dot Ranch will be cooking up a full menu designed to perfectly accompany a day of riding through the heartland of California’s wine country.

We recommend that riders bring a capable road or touring bike. The route has two climbing sections where a wide selection of gears will be helpful. Bring your essential riding gear; shoes, helmet, shorts, etc. The weather should be temperate and comfortable but bring along a windbreaker, a light jacket or some arm warmers just in case. Be sure to check the most up to date forecast before packing for the event. We recommend that you ride with at least two full water bottles or a full hydration pack and bring the necessary materials needed for common ride mechanicals. Riders should bring a change of clothes for dinner so you can be comfortable and casual during your meal. Onsite showers will not be available.