USA Pro Challenge: Stage 3 recap

Art and Gabriel Neibrief are Sonoma County residents who are following the USA Pro Challenge. Their report on the cycling scene from Colorado is appearing on the PD's Bicycling Sonoma blog this week. Breckenridge, CO, Wednesday, August 22nd -- We watched the start of today's Stage 3 in Gunnison and then drove into [...]

By | August 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Dispatch from the U.S. Pro Challenge: Gunnison, Colo.

Art and Gabriel Neibrief reporting for the Press Democrat from the USA Pro Challenge:   Ezra Becker of Santa Rosa with Gabriel Neibrief  in Gunnison, Colo. during the U.S.  Pro Cycling Challenge.  Ezra works for Medalist Sports doing signage. Becker says "this race is amazing, gorgeous scenery and [...]

By | August 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

USA Pro Challenge: Stage 1, Durango, Colo. to Telluride, Colo.

Art and Gabriel Neibrief reporting for the Press Democrat from the USA Pro Challenge: Stage 1, Durango to Telluride Monday morning saw thousands turn out to see the start of the ride through the streets of Durango, before the riders left town for the day's battle which would [...]

By | August 21st, 2012|0 Comments

USA Pro Challenge: Levi, Tejay, others ready to go

Reporting from Durango, Colorado, Sunday Aug. 19th From Art and Gabriel Neibrief, Sonoma County residents who are following the USA Pro Challenge Bicycle Race:   We have had an exciting time getting to Durango, including stops to visit Lake Havasu, the Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde National Park, arriving here in Durango on [...]

By | August 20th, 2012|0 Comments

Is Mount Tam Century the best bike ride in CA?

Bicycling Magazine has a new feature out listing what it describes as the best bicycle rides in each state. The California entry is a local one. See below: "The Golden State is the kind of megaplayground that gives us kid-in-a-candy-store fits. But Marin County is the one place to which [...]

By | August 14th, 2012|0 Comments

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