When can I get out of my house?
We recognize that not everyone is a cyclist, and that Levi’s GranFondo for a period of time in the morning hours of event-day is very unpleasant for those who were not prepared for the onslaught of cyclists on the roads. For that reason we’ve created this page to help you understand this impact, and how to avoid being inconvenienced by our event.
Emergency Access is maintained at all times!
Emergency access to your home is maintained at all times. If you have an emergency, Sonoma County emergency response agencies are poised to respond.
SONOMA COUNTY IS GRANFONDO COUNTRY
While the GranFondo does a great deal for the community, there are some traffic impacts that will inevitably take place. However, with complete road closures, most of the 7,500 cyclists are able to move through the course quicker, reducing congestion and allowing more typical traffic to quickly resume.
We’ve worked closely with CHP, the County of Sonoma, and the City of Santa Rosa to minimize impacts to residents and businesses. We’ll have ample signage and traffic control personnel to direct traffic in and around the start of the GranFondo at the Finley Center. This recreational ride will begin at the Finley Community Park in Santa Rosa at 8:00AM and return between 11:00AM and 6:00PM.
IMPORTANT POINTS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS:
- The ride will be supported by CHP, support vehicles, and course marshals.
- Route markings and signage will remind the riders to obey the traffic laws.
- Local fire and County sheriff’s departments are assisting with the ride.
- Oncoming traffic at intersections may be stopped periodically for large packs of riders.
- Traffic will be allowed to cross the course until the riders are approaching.
- Emergency vehicles and access will NOT be affected by road closures.
We ask that residents exercise patience and foresight when driving in the area of this event. Cautious driving and reduced speeds are very much appreciated.
IMPACTED AREAS WILL INCLUDE:
Graton, Occidental, Monte Rio, Duncans Mills, Cazadero to King Ridge Road, Fort Ross Road, Tin Barn Road, Stewarts Point Road, Kruse Ranch Road, Hauser Bridge Road, Seaview Road, Meyers Grade, Hwy 1, Willow Creek Road, Coleman Valley Road, Joy Road, and Bittner Road.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd ROAD CLOSURES
See map for traffic lanes that will serve one-way traffic only near Finley Center.
There is a traffic control plan in place for the following hours:
Northbound Stony Point Rd. between W. 9th St. and W. College Ave. will be closed
Northbound and southbound Stony Point Rd. between W. 9th St. and W. College Ave. will be closed
Full closures of the following road segments will be in effect:
- Stony Point Rd. between Glenbrook and W. College Ave.
- W. College Ave. between Stony Point Rd. and Cassasa Way
- Hall Rd.
- W. 9th St. at Stony Point Rd. (access to the shopping center will remain open)
Some roads will have partial closures with one-way traffic on one or both sides of the street.
Partial closures of the following road segments will be in effect:
- Stony Point Rd. between Glenbrook and W. Third St.
- W. College Ave. between Cassasa Way and Fulton Rd.
- Fulton Rd. between Guerneville Rd. and W. College Ave.
- Fulton Rd. between W. College Ave. and W. Third St.
See map for traffic lanes that will serve one-way traffic only.
Stony Point Rd. will have 2-way traffic on the southbound side. West 9th will not be accessible from Stony Point Rd.; access will be from Dutton Ave. Access to shopping center at Stony Point Rd. and West 9th St. will remain open.
INCREASED BICYCLE TRAFFIC ALONG ROUTE
Elevated bicycle presence on all routes of the GranFondo, especially between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00am. The majority of the cycling traffic will occur during the following times on the following roads:
Santa Rosa to Occidental:
West College, Fulton Rd., Hall Rd., Sanford Rd., Occidental Rd., Mill Station Rd., Sullivan Rd., Graton Rd.
Bicycle traffic westbound.
SPECIAL CLOSURE NOTICE
Bohemian Highway between Occidental and Monte Rio will be CLOSED from approximately 8:30am to 10:00am while the bulk of riders pass through this narrow corridor. If you must leave your home, please do so before or after these hours. CHP will assist with enforcement of this closure. From 10:00am to 11:00am there will be a partial closure on this stretch of road.
Monte Rio to Duncans Mills: Moscow Rd.
Bicycle traffic westbound.
Monte Rio to Cazadero:
Hwy 116, Cazadero Hwy.
Bicycle traffic westbound, then northbound.
Cazadero to Tin Barn Rd.: King Ridge Rd.
Bicycle traffic north/westbound.
Tin Barn to Meyers Grade: Hauser Bridge Rd., Seaview Rd., Meyers Grade. Bicycle traffic southbound.
Meyers Grade to Portuguese Beach: Hwy 1. Bicycle traffic southbound.
Portuguese Beach to Occidental: Coleman Valley Rd., Joy Rd, Bittner Rd. Bicycle traffic eastbound.
Occidental to far West Santa Rosa: Graton Rd., Sullivan Rd., Mill Station Rd., Occidental Rd., Sanford Rd., Hall Rd., Willowside Road. Bicycle traffic eastbound.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT
Come to the FREE FondoSonoma Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2015
11AM–6PM at Finley Community Park
2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa
Cycling’s home is Sonoma County. Be a part of it and VOLUNTEER!