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Registration, Check-In and Start Times

Packet Pickup and Registration: Evening Before the Ride – Friday, June 7th

Pick up your pre-ordered jersey, bib number, and route sheet on June 7th at Church of the Incarnation between 4 p.m.–7 p.m. The ride starts and ends at Church of the Incarnation located at 550 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

Registration and Check-In: Day of The Ride – Saturday, June 8th

  • Registration will be between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation. Please see the chart below for your designated Registration/ Check-In time for your ride. Times vary by ride.
  • Check-In Day of The Ride: If you have registered in advance and picked up your packet on Friday night then you must Check-In prior to starting your ride.  There will be an Express Check-In line at the registration table for those riders who have already picked up their bibs.  We are stressing Check-In on the day of the ride for overall rider safety and to ensure we know what riders are on the road at all times.
  • Blessing of the Bicycles: Blessing of the Bicycles will happen twice, led by clergy at 6:55 a.m. and again at 7:55am. You are invited to join us for that, but of course it is only optional!
  • Bib Numbers and Turn by Turn Instruction Day of The Ride:  Bib Numbers and Turn by Turn will be available day of the ride at Registration/Check-In.
  • Start Times:  Morning of check-in is required even if you came to packet pick up on Friday evening. Please check in on time for your route. Check your map for rest stop closing times. If you are late, you may be directed to a shorter route.  Check your map for rest stop closing times.  If you are unsure how long it will take you to ride the route, please plan to start riding when the course first opens for your route. We will sweep all routes at 4pm and any riders still on the course will be brought back by the SAG Team. Please see the chart below for course open times.

Route Registration &
Check-in Time
Riders on the
Road by
100 Mile 6:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. 6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m.
100 Kilometer 6:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
45 Mile 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
32 Mile 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

  • Check-in at End of Ride: After you have finished your ride, please check back in at the registration table to pick up your meal and drink tickets. This will let us know that you have safely completed the ride. Don’t forget to pick up any drop bags you may have left on the route, and then Enjoy the Party!
  • Changing Your Course:  You may change which course you want to ride the day of at Registration. If you want to do a longer route, you will just need to pay the difference. Sorry, no partial refunds if you choose to do a shorter route.
  • Transferring your Bib Number: Transfers will be allowed with a $10 processing fee.

Where to Park

  •  Download our parking map: Incarnation 100 Parking Guide
  • We recommend that you park in one of the City’s garages.
    • The closest City garage is at 521 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA.
      • The parking rate for the 7th St garage is 50 cents per hour, with the first hour free and a maximum daily rate of $6.00.
    • An additional City garage located at 735 Fifth Street, Santa Rosa, CA.
      • The parking rate for the 5th St garage is 75 cents per hour with a maximum daily rate of $8.00.
  • Street parking around the church is limited to 2 hours only, and therefore is not recommend.
  • Church of the Incarnation is located at 550 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

Rest Stops, Support, Road Info, and Safety

Rest Stops & SAG

  • All rest stops will have powdered energy drink, water, food, energy bars, and toilets.
  • Drop bags will be available at most rest stops; pick them up when you return to the church campus.
  • There will be Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles covering the course for the duration of the ride. SAG vehicles will sweep the course at 4 p.m. to pick up riders who are still on the road.
  • Bring your cell phone; there is cell reception along most of the routes. Please call SAG if you or another rider needs help. The phone number will be on your turn-by-turn.
Ride Total Rest
Rest Stop 1 Rest Stop 2 Water Stop * Rest Stop 3 Rest Stop 4 Rest Stop 5
100 Mile 5 Rest stops at 19 mi. at 35 mi. at 44 mi. at 51 mi. at 70 mi. at 81 mi.
100 Kilometer 3 Rest stops at 19 mi. at 35 mi. at 54 mi.
45 Mile 2 Rest stops at 20 mi. at 34 mi.
32 Mile 1 Rest stop at 21 mi.
* The Water Stop is at the top of Sweetwater Springs Rd to support the 100 Mile riders.
Graton Rest Stop Supports all routes and will have an Echelon Cycle and Multisport bike mechanic present.

Road Info

  • All Routes will be marked.
  • Flaggers will be positioned along the routes at key areas to ensure that you don’t miss turns and to alert cars to the presence of cyclists.
  • The 100 mile and 100km routes go along a portion of River Road that is heavily shaded by lots of beautiful redwood trees. As such, it would be prudent to have a small headlight and taillight on your bike for this corridor.

Sweetwater Springs Road

  • Near the summit of Sweetwater Springs Road, there is about 1/4 mile of an 18% grade. It is quite a challenge! Did you see the elevation maps on www.incarnation100.org/routes?
  • There will be a mini “rest stop” with water at the summit. Please pause to catch your breath while enjoying the amazing view.
  • The descent is steep, curvy, and the blacktop is cracked in places. Be careful!
  • While challenging, Sweetwater Springs Road is still a hidden gem for Sonoma County cyclists, and we are happy to have it be part of our routes.
  • If you are a 100km rider and want to add on this hidden gem (making for a total of 81 miles) please be on the course by 7:30am with the 100 mi riders so that we may provide you with support on Sweetwater Springs Road. Please request a 100 mi map at registration. You will ride the 100 mi route until you reach Graton and then return directly to Santa Rosa.

Basic Safety Info

  • You must wear a helmet at all times.
  • Please ride single file.
  • Be courteous to pedestrians, other cyclists and cars.
  • Obey traffic laws.
  • Bring at least one spare tube, a pump and patch kit.
  • Yield to emergency vehicles displaying emergency lights and siren.
  • Should you experience a mechanical problem, remove your bike from the road to a safe location.
  • To report an emergency, CALL 911.


The After Party!

After your ride, return to the church campus and enjoy a well-deserved after party!  There will be great food, live music, and secure bike parking. Friends and family are welcome!

Food will be served from 11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • We are serving a gourmet meal featuring:
    • Grilled free-range chicken breast donated by Petaluma Poultry
    • Grilled choice grade tri-tip donated by Oliver’s Market
    • Vegetarian entrée donated by Amy’s Kitchen
    • Grilled veggies
    • 2 types of salad
    • Baked beans
    • And more!
  • Your meal will come with two free drink tickets (unless you’re under 21 of course!)
    • We will have cold beer donated by Lagunitas
    • Wine has been donated by Kendall Jackson Winery
    • Non-alcoholic drinks are unlimited.
  • Additional drink tickets will be available to purchase at $5 each.


  • Tickets for the meal are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
    Meals are included (free) for riders in your registration fees.

Live Music at the Incarnation 100 After-Party!

Noon – 1:00 pm: The Big Three

The Big 3, with Don Neely playing sax and clarinet, Bill Reinhart on banjo, and Robert Young playing bass sax, provides music from the first jazz era: 1920-1930.  Based in the New Orleans tradition, you might hear songs from the American song book, classical paraphrases, hymns or show tunes all exuding a fun and positive vibe.  Why don’t you question their answer?

1:00 – 2:30 pm: Rick Fitch

Returning again this year is one of our favorites, Rick Fitch, who will be singing solo and playing harmonica and guitar.  Rick, who is usually seen playing with the local Band of Friends, displays a wide musical variety ranging from old classic country, to Folk, Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll. There’s something for everybody!

2:30 – 4:00 pm: Lee Vandeveer Band

The Lee Vandeveer Band brings a wide variety of musical and artistic influences together to create a rockin’ American Fusion sound that blend’s blues, psychedelic rock, country and elements of jazz into a powerful bundle that gets your body moving and your mojo grooving.  Lee Vandeveer’s songs and lyrics invite the listener on a journey through biographical tales of joy, sorrow and resistance.  Lee’s vocals are delivered with the power and honesty of someone who’s lived it.  Chipley Trombley (drums/vocals) brings an infectious, joyful rhythm to the music.  Bassist/vocalist, Baylee Russell brings his groove sensibilities to the music and delivers a fat sound that lays a deep pocket and foundation for the LVB sound.  Guitarist/vocalist, Ryan Weiss brings an edgy and powerful guitar sound to the LVB.  From the heat of the hills to the cool of the coast, you’ll want some of this jam on your toast!


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!