Tour Guide

David McGaughey

Languages Spoken: English

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Guide Since: 2019

Bike

King Ridge Road above the Sonoma Coast when it's warm and partly cloudy in spring

Eat

Whatever they're making at Valette (a Healdsburg restaurant)

Drink

Ice-cold kombucha after a good ride

Sleep

Right by the water at Bodega Bay

Growing up, David’s definition of biking meant navigating the streets of New York City on two wheels. Though he grew up a biker, David became a cyclist in his late teens on a family tour through the Irish countryside. This love affair led him to tour the Southwestern United States by bike and ultimately move to Sonoma County in 2015 to focus on guiding in the area.

To this day, there is no place David loves riding more than Sonoma. He finds it immensely gratifying to share it with other people—the rich cultural history, the diverse and unforgettable landscapes, and the remarkable food and wine that comes from it. “I’m not saying you shouldn’t go to Europe,” says David. “Just don’t forget to come to Northern California too!”