This months big cycling events may pale to the Gran Fondo, a charity bike ride which kicks off this morning in downtown Sonoma.
The race is expected to draw thousands to the Sonoma Plaza. Cyclists can choose to ride 11-mile, 50-mile or a sweeping 75-mile route, which winds its way through Boyes Hot Springs up to Taylor Mountain, looping through Napa before returning to the Plaza.
Motorists, beware. Because the group cycle is a 'fun-ride' and not a race streets will be open during the race, and drivers are expected to share the road.
The race , each cycling group is able to select their own ultimate beneficiary.
You can still sign on to give to the team of your favorite charity: Participants include the , the and the