Sonoma County is famous for its scenic back road cycling, and this event shows you why. In addition to passing by many of the region's premier vineyards, the route winds through redwoods, apple orchards, and shady broad leaf forest. It meanders across meadows sprinkled with wildflowers and climbs over hillsides dotted with eucalyptus, bay, and oak. This is considered a moderately easy century...a good choice for those attempting their first 100-miler. It is not all flat though, and by the time the finish rolls around, even seasoned riders will feel they've earned their after-ride barbecue.