BITES BONUS: Petaluma Creamery (621 Western Ave., Petaluma) is home to Spring Hill Jersey Cheese—and some mighty tasty ice cream. Pop in after your ride for a double scoop of Lavender and Meyer Lemon. Delicketylicious!
Start near Walnut Park in Petaluma. Take 4th St. to Western Ave., where you turn left. In a couple of miles Western Ave. turns into Spring Hill Rd. Stay on Spring Hill Rd. until it reaches Valley Ford Rd. (9.3 miles from the start). Make a left then quickly a left again on Tomales Rd. Go 2 miles on Tomales Rd. After 11.5 miles from the start, turn left onto Chileno Valley Rd. Follow this road 12.5 miles until reaching Helen Putnam Park. Go through the park on the paved road. In 1 mile you’ll drop onto Dublin Ct.; turn left. Then quickly turn right on Windsor Dr. and left on D St. which takes you back to downtown Petaluma.