Meissner Run

Meissner Run
Snowshoe running in gorgeous Central Oregon

Monday, November 07, 2005

Nov 12 - A Twist on the Tour of Napa Valley (road ride)

  • Time: ready to ride at 10 am (but stay tuned, rain will cancel)
  • Parking: Adams St east of Main St in St. Helena. This is a dead end street and recommended by both the Police Dept traffic person and the St. Helena Cyclery.
  • Length: 54 miles, about 2,800 ft climbing
  • Route: We’ll start in St Helena, go south down the Silverado Trail, climb up Sage Canyon (around Lake Hennessey) to Chiles & Pope Valley Rd. Continue north through the junction of Pope Valley Rd and then up to the small market in Pope Valley for a brief stop. Then, we’ll climb the beautiful Ink Grade and fly down White Cottage and Crystal Springs to the Silverado Trail. Here is the twist on the Century route: we’ll go up to Calistoga for a food break at the truly charming gourmet market by the glider port. After, we’ll just cruise the Silverado Trail back to St. Helena.
  • Food/water on the route: the markets in Pope Valley and Calistoga only
  • Food after ride: It's the wine country. I imagine we can find something edible.
  • Map of St. Helena:
  • Website for the St. Helena Cyclery:

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