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As the heart of Sonoma County, and home to an avid cycling community represented by the likes of professional cyclist Levi Leipheimer, Santa Rosa is an ideal host to the Tour of California. Located 55 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in picturesque Sonoma County Wine Country, Santa Rosa is the County Seat and the North Bay's premier location for technology and entrepreneurial businesses.
Santa Rosa's quality of life is extraordinary, the climate is temperate, the residents are friendly, and the city, with nearly every attraction of a major metropolis, still maintains the character, warmth and small-town feel of decades past.