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

Amgen Tour Santa Rosa T-shirts on sale

The start of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California is three months away, and as any area cycling fan knows, the race starts right here in Santa Rosa on May 13. As part of the ongoing fundraising efforts to support the cost of hosting the event, "official" T-shirts [...]

By | February 6th, 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