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No car, no problem for ‘Bike Commuter of the Year’

By BOB NORBERG / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Pauli Frey is no fair-weather cyclist. The Santa Rosa resident commutes to work 40 to 50 miles a day, rain or shine or darkness. He hasn’t owned a car in 20 years and doesn’t even ride in one more than twice [...]

By | May 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Amgen Tour of California fans’ hot spots

The best spots to watch all the Sonoma County Tour of California action include: - FINISH LINE:  Thousands of people, big-screen televisions, bands, food and the riders. - INTERSECTION OF COLEMAN VALLEY ROAD AND BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY IN OCCIDENTAL: Riders streaming at break-neck pace on a descent that leads to a [...]

By | May 9th, 2012|0 Comments

Amgen Tour of California on TV

The Amgen Tour of California will be broadcast this year on NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBC-SN) You can also watch online at amgentourofcalifornia.com using the RadioShack Tour Tracker. The Tour Tracker app can also be downloaded free for iOS and Android devices. SUNDAY, MAY 13 Santa Rosa TV: 2 [...]

By | May 8th, 2012|0 Comments

Tour of California spectator safety tips

Be a fan, not a pylon Ben Jacques-Mayne, a three-time finisher of the Tour of California who rides for BISSELL Pro Cycling, has some suggestions for staying safe and upright while watching a road race. Here are his three top tips: Yield the road “We’re going fast, stand back. We [...]

By | May 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Local bike shops loving Amgen tour’s Santa Rosa start

Bike shops are rallying around the Amgen Tour of California to give cyclists the opportunity to rub elbows with the pros, participate in group rides and try out the latest in bikes and equipment.

By | May 5th, 2012|0 Comments

Tour of California to honor Novato cancer survivor

By BOB NORBERG THE PRESS DEMOCRAT When the professional cyclists line up at the starting line for the Amgen Tour of California, cancer survivor Bill Ellis will be holding the starting gun. It is a new role for Ellis, who as a Santa Rosa traffic engineer has been [...]

By | April 11th, 2012|0 Comments

Zane to lead cycling rides for women

Shirlee Zane, chairwoman of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, will be leading some easy to moderate rides to encourage more women to take up the sport.

By | March 28th, 2012|0 Comments

Week of bike-related fun will precede Amgen Tour

Sonoma County might as well go ahead and name the week preceding the Amgen Tour of California as its own Bike Week, with a growing list of events tied to cycling and the race itself.

By | March 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Amgen Tour kickoff gala set

The kick-off party for the Amgen Tour of California will be held at Sonoma-Cutrer Winery in Windsor, a venue that is meant to show off Sonoma County as wine country.

By | March 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Did you spot the Bissell team?

Those riders in the red, white and black riding uniforms last week were the Bissell Pro Cycling Team, in Sonoma County for a four-day, pre-season camp.

By | March 2nd, 2012|0 Comments