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The Sweet Side of Cycling in Sonoma County

The Sweet Side of Cycling in Sonoma County

Carb -loading is a definite must for a long bike ride and Sonoma County has no shortage of amazing coffee houses and bakeries. Masking up…

Saturday, Nov 21

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Carb -loading is a definite must for a long bike ride and Sonoma County has no shortage of amazing coffee houses and bakeries. Masking up at Lightwave Café in Monte Rio last month. After riding through that crisp late fall or winter air, nothing hits the spot more than a warm drink and a sweet something something. As cyclists, we ride for the pleasure of feeling that wind on our faces and experiencing the amazing outdoor scenery in our County. But we also have a mantra:

The calorie burning aspect of cycling is the perfect excuse for indulgence. We have earned it right? Coffee has also long been a staple of the cyclist, both professional and recreational, with caffeine being a perfectly legal performance-enhancing “drug.” Carb -loading is also a well understood part of any athletic endeavor — a definite must for a long ride.

Sonoma County has no shortage of amazing coffee houses and bakeries. From the sticky buns and scones at Wild Flour Bread in Freestone to the vegan orange cake at The Plank in Cloverdale to French delights as Les Pascals in Glen Ellen or Pascaline’s in Sebastopol. The list goes on and on. We love them all and no ride would be complete without a stop at one (or more) or these along the way. The question from the group is always “where are we stopping for coffee and sweets?” Those routes that include favorite bake shops quickly become favorite routes. From a jaunt to Petaluma Pie, […]

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