Welcome to Mill District in beautiful Sonoma County, California. Home to the quaint, foodie town of Healdsburg, which also boasts some of the world's best wineries and world-class cycling roads. Mill District Velo infuses a health and wellness culture and energy into the future Mill District neighborhood development and has been blending cycling with social and elevated culinary experiences since 2018.

At the Mill District we host social pace rides, spirited pace rides, adventure rides and now, an aspirational ride titled "Toaster's Ride." This is for the skilled group cyclist who is looking for a challenging training day. A fast group ride can be a significant contributor towards fitness gains and an exhilarating challenge. Please join with the route uploaded, be self sufficient and be prepared for a great workout.

How the ride will flow:
Beginning from the Mill District traffic circle, we will pedal west on Westside Road briefly before a right to parallel the 101. Once turning left on Dry Creek Road the pace will pick up! Eventually we’ll turn right on Dutcher Creek and race up the climb. The front riders will soft pedal down the hill and wait up to 2 minutes at the first intersection. A quick right then another right onto Asti as the ride rolls south. The pace may pick up again here, but we won’t ride hard again until turning left through Geyserville and it’s a fast paced ride south on 128 to Jimtown. An eventual right on Chalk Hill which is a punchy section until the end. The pace will be high over the climb and then it’s speedy race until before the stop sign. From here a casual roll home through Windsor on Arata Lane, Los Amigos Road, and Old Redwood Highway. There is the opportunity to cut off the Dutcher Creek climb by turning right on Canyon Road at mile 8.5, meeting at the intersection on the other side.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41613536

Meet: 9:45am at 164 Healdsburg Ave
Ride leaves promptly at 10am
Mill District Velo
164 Healdsburg Ave
Date & Time
Thursday, March 16: 10:00AM departure
Thursday, March 30: 10:00AM departure
Thursday, April 13: 10:00AM departure
Tuesday, May 9: 10:00AM departure

Ride Hosts
Ted King
Meet MDV Captain: Ted King raced at the highest level of the UCI Pro Tour for a decade. The Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Paris-Roubaix, the World Championships, name a road race and Ted’s likely done it. He retired to Marin County in 2016 where he continued to work in the sport of cycling as an amabassador and dipped his toe into gravel racing. The "King of Gravel" was named the 2019 Gravel Rider of the Year.  Ted met Laura riding bikes on Sonoma County roads and in 2018, they married and moved easy to Vermont where he co-owns UnTapped maple-based sports nutrition. The Kings (now with two young children) enjoy returning seasonally to their old training grounds in Healdsburg and playing a major role in the growing community at Mill District Velo.
Laura King
ride host
Meet MDV Guide: Laura King has worked in the cycling industry for two decades. She competed in triathlon for over 12 years and now rides for Cannondale Bikes. She co-founded and directed the gravel cycling race Rooted Vermont, is a consultant to organizations and brands in the outdoor space and mom to her daughter Hazel and son Hayden. She enjoys traveling the world as a family to race bikes, ride bikes, foster community and encourage growth of the sport.
 Hope you can join us for a challenging wine country/ride country morning! 
We look forward to hosting you!
Mill District is located just one block from the historic town Plaza, the 10-acre Mill District is the new gateway into Healdsburg. A natural extension of downtown, both residents and locals will be able to enjoy the lush beauty of the Preserve or acquaint themselves with Mill District’s charming boutique shops and gathering spaces. While Mill District is still under construction, one of the gathering spaces is a site for bringing together the cycling community, which is Mill District Velo.

Parking will be off-site due to spring construction. There are public lots in Healdsburg, street parking is also free.

Please map: 164 Healdsburg Avenue to find your way to Mill District Velo.

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