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Saying farewell to Michael 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 Kiwi-born cyclist has been released from his professional team and on Oct. 28, he will be saying “Cheers” to Sonoma County as he departs permanently to his native New Zealand with his wife, Rowan, who is… Read More »

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 current budget, which is made up largely of donations and state and federal funds that are designated for specific programs. The coalition, which has 1,100 members, has a budget for… Read More »