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 »
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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.… Read More »
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.… Read More »
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 »
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.… Read More »
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.… Read More »
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.
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.
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.
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. … Read More »