There are important changes to Sierra to the Sea for 2022. Please read carefully:
The Sierra to the Sea Team is planning our 2022 tour to comply with CDC, state, and local regulations. We will be compliant and safe without compromising the quality of the tour experience. Please note several changes from previous years:
1. We will require proof of vaccination and booster when you join the tour (San Jose, Camp Lotus, or wherever you join us). On tour, everyone must comply with then-current CDC and local guidelines.
2. Calistoga Fairgrounds closed and there are no good alternative campsites near Calistoga. For the majority of guests who have always chosen to get a hotel in the middle of our tour, there is no impact. For the hardcore campers, however, you will need to secure your own lodging for that Wednesday night. Visit the “Hotels” tab on our website to find the list of hotels to which we will deliver your luggage.
3. While this tour may again be over-subscribed, as we have been in past years, the uncertainties of pandemic times may also keep potential guests home. If we have insufficient registration to make the tour viable, we will be forced to cancel the tour. In this case, all tour fees will be refunded, less any non-refundable expenses we have been required to make in advance.
Thank you for being patient while we all deal with the pandemic.
Sierra to the Sea is a scenic and challenging 8-day California bicycle and camping tour. We ride again this year from Coloma, near the Sierra Nevada, then traverse the Sacramento, Napa and Russian River Valleys, to the Pacific Coast. The tour finishes with a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and a picnic in Golden Gate Park. This is the 33rd anniversary of our tour, and we are excited about our new Coloma start and the revised route. See Where We Go.
The tour route is approximately 420 miles long and averages 60 miles per day for each of seven cycling days. It is challenging and designed for experienced riders. Some less strenuous route options are provided, as well as options for riders who wish greater challenges.
Members of the Lehigh Wheelmen recorded Relive videos of their 2018 ride. See one here: Day 7 Olema to San Francisco
Sierra to the Sea is organized by the Almaden Cycle Touring Club of San Jose, a not-for-profit organization whose Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour has, for over 42 years, been one of the most respected and successful rides of its kind in California.
Last modified: January 4, 2022
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