Coleman Valley Road West Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Coleman Valley Road West

CA, USA

Beautiful views of the Sonoma County Coast as we ascend this very steep segment.

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LOCAL WEATHER

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wind:
9 mph W with gusts up to 16 mph

rain:
0% chance of light rainfall

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63° 49°

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65° 49°

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67° 50°

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69° 51°

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67° 50°

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68° 52°

Climb Summary


Drone photo of Coleman Valley Road bike climb. 

Coleman Valley Road - we climb steeply from the Pacific Coast 5 miles north of Bodega Bay.

Ride 1.6 miles gaining 801’ to elevation 864’ at 9.5% average grade.

This is the first leg (or last if you travel from Occidental) of one of Sonoma County's cycling jewels - Coleman Valley Road.  Rivaling Kings Ridge and Geysers Road in offering the scenic beauty of Sonoma County, CVR is on our "must do" list for those living in or visiting Sonoma County.  Whether you are here to wine taste, visit, or cycle, you will not regret fitting in the 10.1 miles of CVR between Occidental and Hwy 1 (20.2 round trip map).  CVR is a main segment of one of the 100 mile Levi's Gran Fondo routes.    The crux of Coleman Valley Road is the first 1.6 miles after turning off Hwy 1 and heading east up this epic road and climb.

Beginning of Sonoma County Coleman Valley Road bike climb - roadway sign.    

Start

Start of the Coleman Valley Road climb by bike view west to Pacific Ocean, Hwy 1 and road signs.  

Looking west from the start.

 

Through the tunnel just past the start.

View while bicycling up Coleman Valley Road of Pacific Ocean and Hwy 1.  

Exceptional views west as we climb

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Finish and top of the Coleman Valley Road bike climb.  

Finish at the cypress trees.

Cycling Coleman Valley Road - aerial drone photo of road and fog over Pacific Ocean

Cycling Coleman Valley Road - aerial drone photo of road and fog over Pacific Ocean

PJAMM Cycling John Johnson and World and National Masters cycling champion Mark Hoffenberg on Coleman Valley Road. 

Former World and 4 time National Masters Champion Mark Hoffenberg (right)

Cycling Coleman Valley Road - aerial drone photo of Mt. St. Helena

Mt. St. Helena in the background - northeast of Coleman Valley Road.

The Coleman Valley Road bike climb begins about  2 ½ miles north of Bodega Bay (population 1,077, 2010) Sonoma County, Northern California.

Roadway surface/Traffic:  The roadway is in moderately good condition with no shoulder (at points it is more of a wide single lane) but minimal traffic.

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA - COLEMAN VALLEY ROAD

PJAMM Cycling John Johnson and World and National Masters cycling champion Mark Hoffenberg on Coleman Valley Road.

Coleman Valley Road, Sonoma County, has been included 4 times in the Tour of California between 2006 and 2019.

  1. 2007  Stage 1
  1. Sausalito > Santa Rosa
  2. 95.2 miles, 5,672’
  3. Stage winner:  Graeme Brown (AUS)
  1. 2008 Stage 1
  1. Sausalito > Santa Rosa
  2. 94.9 miles, 5,428’
  3. Stage winner:  Juan José Haedo (ARG)
  1. 2012 Stage  
  1. Santa Rosa > Santa Rosa
  2. 115.2 miles, 6,345’
  3. Peter Sagan (SVK)
  1. 2016 Stage 7  
  1.  Santa Rosa > Santa Rosa
  2. 108.8 mi 8,600’
  3. Stage winner:  Alexander Kristoff (NO)