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Scootering in the Napa Valley

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Twisted Vine Scooter Stomp

Vintage Vespa’s have been an obsession of mine since 1984 when I bought my first 50cc scooter.  At a breakneck top speed of 35 mph, I found all of the back roads here in the Napa Valley that would accommodate that speed and range of a gallon of gas.  Over the years I have acquired many scooters and found the 150cc to 200cc models offer the perfect displacement for some of the roads less traveled. In fact, with a scooter’s small wheels and nimble turning radius, the Napa Valley Hills provide some of the best twisties for any scooter enthusiast.

As a founding member of the Napa Valley Scooter Club in 2003, I work with the Club to put on a yearly rally where we invite other scooterist from around California to enjoy what we at Chateau Montelena enjoy on a daily basis.

The latest incarnation of this rally is called the Twisted Vine Scooter Stomp.

Twisted Vine Scooter Stomp Patch

Here is a road map of our 2013 Twisted Vine Scooter Stomp

Here is a video of 2013 ride.

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Have your own favorite scooter or motorcycle ride in the valley?

Leave your comments below and I will give it a twist.

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About Our Authors

George Blanckensee

An expert event planner and an avid basketball and sports fan, George can tell you about all the best off-the-beaten path eateries.

Kali Clark

A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors