‘Ride to Revel’ sets date, beneficiaries

Sonoma Valley Fund, an affiliate of Community Foundation Sonoma County, and its 22 nonprofit partners have been named the charitable beneficiaries of this year’s Sonoma Gran Fondo bicycling event, the Ride to Revel. The three-course ride (10, 40 and 65 mile) begins and ends on Sonoma Plaza on April 26.

Participants will stop along the route and sample wine country flavors, from fresh-roasted Guatemalan coffee and artisan pastries to local-craft cheeses and champagne. Upon finishing, participants trade in their bikes for tasting glasses to feast, revel, and unwind among great friends.

Event producer Project Sport expects over 1,000 cyclists. The company promises a “triple bottom line” commitment, to celebrate the spirit of the athlete, the culture and economy of the host community, and support for local charities”.

To that end, 40 percent of the net proceeds from the event will be donated to Sonoma Valley Fund and shared equally among all 22 of its nonprofit partner organizations.

To participate in the ride and help support local nonprofits, visit Echelongranfondo.com.

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