Saying farewell to Michael Torckler

Michael and Rowan Torckler Remember Michael Torckler? If his name does not jog your memory, he was the victim of a violent crash on Pine Flat Road on June 29, 2012. If you still need help, read about it here. The relevance of this story is that the [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|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

Where will local Amgen tour route go?

The Amgen Tour of California’s first stage in Santa Rosa is shaping up as a showcase for the best scenery Sonoma County has to offer, from Russian River Valley vineyards to rugged beauty of the Pacific Coast.

By | December 22nd, 2011|0 Comments

Bike coalition’s funding drive under way

By BOB NORBERG THE PRESS DEMOCRAT The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition has a drive under way to raise $30,000 in the next two weeks to fund its advocacy efforts and allow it to put on family-style bike rides. Those are the two things the coalition can’t do now within its [...]

By | December 15th, 2011|0 Comments

A sneak peek at Levi Leipheimer’s 2012 King Ridge GranFondo

It seems like the dust has hardly settled on this year’s King Ridge Granfondo and the organizers are already preparing for next year. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Jan. 17 for the ride, which will be held on Sept. 29.

By | December 7th, 2011|0 Comments

Santa Rosa ‘bike elves’ are back

The “Bike Elves” have started their Christmas drive, collecting used children’s bicycles to repair and give away through the annual Santa Rosa Firefighters’ Toys for Tots program.

By | November 26th, 2011|1 Comment

Riding with Levi and the Caravaners

I had the good fortune Wednesday to ride with the Caravaners, a Maria Carrillo High School student club which rides to school twice a week from Skyhawk Park.

By | November 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Santa Rosa man earns silver medal at triathlon world championships

If it wasn’t for a flat tire, 71-year-old Bill Marshall may have repeated as triathlon world champion in Beijing, China, for his age group.

By | October 18th, 2011|2 Comments

Santa Rosa doctor tops among cyclists at Huntsman World Senior Games

A Santa Rosa physician won three first places and a second to take the overall cycling title at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.

By | October 10th, 2011|1 Comment

Sonoma County participants cycle the state in Climate Ride California

A group of 125 cyclists left Fortuna bound for San Francisco on Sunday as part of Climate Ride California, a 320-mile ride that is a benefit for environmental organizations.

By | October 5th, 2011|2 Comments