Washoe House Ride

Event date: 
Wed, 05/24/2023 - 9:00am

Ride with Al L. on this mid-week event through the Marin and Sonoma County hills and lunch at the Washoe House located at 2840 Roblar Rd in Petaluma. The building has a very interesting history and the food is some of the best around. 

In 1865, following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Major James Armstrong's Emmett Rifles (or Hueston Guard) rode up Stony Point Road, intent on taking vengeance against Democrats in Santa Rosa, only to turn back after stopping at this tavern. This incident became known as The Battle of Washoe House.

According to local tradition, Ulysses S. Grant once made a speech from the balcony of Washoe House; historical evidence for this is lacking, however.

Meet Time: 09:00 AM and KSU at 09:30

Meet Location: Junipero Serra Crystal Springs Rest Area off Northbound I-280 (Flinstone House}  


Event location:

Crystal Springs Rest area 280N

Closed Event: Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. Chapter members. Closed Events are those events open to Chapter members and one guest per member.  All guests must sign an event release.

Event Coordinator: 
Allyn L.