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.
View the route on Strava.
View the FAQ PDF here.
Chris King chefs Chris DiMinno and Robert McSpadden will be joined by an all-star line-up of chefs from around the country to create a sumptuous course of meals showcasing the spectacular bounty of Northern California. The Chefs will be cooking up a full menu designed to perfectly accompany a day of riding through the heartland of California’s wine country.
WHAT TO BRING
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 is calling for a 50% chance of might rain and the high will be around 65 degrees. A light jacket or a rain jacket is suggested, and if you have fenders it might be a good idea to install them. Be sure to check the most up to date forecast before packing for the event. Eye protection as well as sunscreen are strongly encouraged just in case. 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.