Since inception, Levi's GranFondo has offered routes for a wide range of fitness and ability levels. From a casual ride on relatively flat ground through our bucolic wine region to a highly competitive 138.5 monument that easily rivals some of the toughest stages in the Tour de France. Each one utterly full of wonder.
The Piccolino route is petite, introductory 22 mile ride through picturesque wine country. It's a great match for beginner road cyclists. It does not feature a formal aid station, however you may stop at Veteran's Memorial Beach in Healdsburg to top off water and take a break.
The Piccolo route is a relatively easy 40 mile jaunt through picturesque wine country next to vineyards and gently rolling hills. It splits the difference between a beginner ride and the Medio. It's easy, but it's 40 miles of easy.
The Medio route is the quintessential Sonoma County weekend ride. It features two aid stations evenly spaced for you to top off, amazing, fast-rolling tarmac with a mix of vineyards and two notable climbs.
The Geysers route is a completely new flavor of Sonoma County and brings you up some serious climbs to accumulate over 6,000' of elevation in 81 miles. You will ride through a region that is home to North America's largest producer of clean, reliable renewable geothermal power, and experience sweeping views of Sonoma County's wine region.
When we reimagined Levi's GranFondo, we couldn't imagine it without the retention of the signature road from which it started: King Ridge Road is the signature of the Gran route. But it's quite different after reaching the original King Ridge aid station. Turning north, you then take on a completely new set of roads high above the surrounding hills of Sonoma County. Your return to the gently rolling valley floors comes at the price of taking on two more long, steep climbs along Stewarts Point Road.
The Growler is a behemoth with a signature level of difficulty that rivals some of the most difficult professional road race courses in the world. After tackling King Ridge, you then take on a completely new set of roads that travel like the spine of a dragon's backbone high above the surrounding hills of Sonoma County. Your return to the gently rolling valley floor comes at the price of taking on two more long, steep climbs along Stewarts Point Road. It's not nearly over. The Geysers, and another 3,000' of difficult climbing awaits long after you've already amassed nearly ten thousand feet of elevation over the course of the previous 90 miles.