Dartmouth alumni mounted up for a scenic, 26-mile, round-trip ride through Sonoma’s beautiful Alexander Valley. This ride featured a few rests — at local wineries (for research purposes, of course). It started at Lake Sonoma Recreational Parking Lot, as the first segment took us along Dry Creek Road to Ferrari-Carano Winery, J. Pedroncelli Winery, and Geyser Peak Winery. From there, cyclists headed south along Redwood Highway to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and Simi Winery. Afterward, everyone headed northwest along Dry Creek Road to the Dry Creek General Store to buy lunch, then to Dry Creek Vineyard for a picnic al fresco. Following lunch, everyone rode along West Dry Creek Road to Bella Vineyards Wine & Cave before returning to Lake Sonoma.