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Healdsburg Highlights - April 2016


Healdsburg Highlights - April 2016

Andrew Taylor’s Showdown

Come out and watch the world’s best free ride mountain bikers compete Saturday, April 9th in the Chris Beck Arena at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in a head to head competition, launching themselves upwards of 30’ in the air. Two riders at a time will drop into the courses performing mind blowing flips, whips and stunts. Qualifying will be a jam-style session with the judges choosing the top 32 riders to advance to the finals for a battle you won’t want to miss. 

Make sure to show up at 2pm to ride the pumptrack, built by The Redwood Mountain Bike Alliance and when you’ve had enough, drop your bike at our free valet parking and enjoy the live music, food and vendors while watching the pro’s ride. Tickets ar - $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets are non-refundable.

30th Annual Healdsburg Bicycle Tour

Check-in Saturday, April 30th starts at 6:30am and ends at 9am at Healdsburg Community Center (1557 Healdsburg Ave.). Once checked in you can begin your ride. Course support and lunch ends at 2pm.

Registration ends Monday, April 25th. Non-refundable. Rain or shine event.

Pedal through the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country. Road and mountain bikes, skinny tires and fat tires welcome. Moderately challenging ride through the Alexander, Dry Creek & Russian River valleys. Distance options include 20, 35 or 60 miles; gradually increasing in difficulty. The 20-mile route is rather flat, while the 35- & 60-mile routes have more rolling hills and moderate climbs.

Bicycling Magazine listed Sonoma County as one of “The 7 Greatest Rides on Earth” – alongside the likes of Tuscany, Crested Butte, and Moab.

Healdsburg Housing: Open House & Presentation

First ever Housing Action Plan will occur on Thursday, April 28, from 6 to 8pm at The Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. The community needs your feedback. For more info, go to or call Karen Massey at (707) 431-3317.

Healdsburg Museum The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society has been collaborating with the California Digital Newspaper Collection to digitize Healdsburg’s historic newspapers, and make them freely searchable and accessible to the public online.

Many of Healdsburg’s historic newspapers, dating back to the 1860s, are finally available for searching and reading, including The Russian River Flag, The Healdsburg Enterprise, the Sotoyome Scimitar and The Healdsburg Tribune. These newspapers are the first Sonoma County newspapers to be included in the California Digital Newspaper Collection.

Search here: Click on the “Counties” tab, then click on Sonoma. It will list the Healdsburg papers that are now available for searching. 

On Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 pm Healdsburg Museum will sponsor an evening celebrating Fitch Mountain

In conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibit, “Fitch Mountain Everlasting,” local historian and author Ted Calvert will discuss “The Crown Jewel of Healdsburg.” Ted has a wealth of knowledge to share about this beloved local landmark.  This event is free to Museum members; Non-members pay $10 per person. The fee, however, will be refunded with the purchase of a Museum membership that evening. 

The Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society is located at 221 Matheson St., Healdsburg. For more info, call (707) 431-3325 or go to