What’s Going On In Healdsburg This Weekend?

If you’ll be in Healdsburg this weekend, there will be two events that you should look out for.

First, the Vineman- this will be held on Saturday, July 31st. 2010 marks the 21st Annual Full Vineman Triathlon, making it the oldest independant Ironman distance triathlon held in the continental United States. The experience which Vineman athletes have will be unmatched, as they swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles through beautiful Sonoma County’s wine country. The Vineman course is a tour of Sonoma County vineyards & wineries, which passes through five distinct regions. The swim takes place at Johnson’s Beach in the Russian River, one of the most rustic swim venues you’ll see in the sport. The bike course is a mix of terrain, and travels through the Russian River, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, and Chalk Hill grape growing regions. With slightly less than 4000 feet of climbing for the entire bike course athletes find the course to be challenging but not overwhelming. The three loop, out-and-back, run course takes the athletes from the finish area through the back roads of Sonoma County. This will allow athletes to see their fellow competitors, family, and friends more often and keep everyone closer to “home”.

Second, Birding With A Ranger begins at Lake Sonoma. A Ranger will lead a walk every Sunday at 9:00AM – bring your binoculars, or there are some available for you to borrow. Meet at the Visitor Center on 3288 Skaggs Springs Rd in Geyserville. For more information please call Park Ranger Michael Carroll at 707-431-4535.

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