Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination:
Cool Small Towns
Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, lakes and [...]

Amgen race starts in Sacramento, passes through Auburn and Lincoln — map

Stage 1, Presented by Visit California: Sunday, May 11 – Sacramento 
Start/Finish Location: State Capitol Building, L Street Start 
Time: 10:50 a.m. 
Stage Length: 123 miles
The 2014 Amgen Tour of California will begin and finish at the steps of the State Capital on L Street. As the route heads north out of the city, it [...]

Amgen bike race returns to Sacramento — but skips Sierra Foothills

The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento for the start of the ninth edition of the race, organizer AEG announced.
Stage 1 will begin and finish in the state’s capital, which previously hosted the prologue in 2009 as well as stage finishes in 2007-2011.
An individual time trial is planned for stage 2 in [...]

New Nevada City Eats will celebrate city’s bicycle heritage

A new dining establishment called Nevada City Eats (originally “Nevada City Bistro”), which includes “to go” food, is opening in downtown Nevada City that will celebrate the city’s long heritage with bicycles.
The Nevada City Eats at 104 Union Street will feature an espresso bar, sandwiches, burritos and such. It has applied for a license to [...]

Auburn booms as a food, wine & art mecca

AUBURN HAS BEEN REVITALIZED and is no longer a “pit stop” on I-80 but a destination for dining and entertainment, as we’ve observed.
It has some top-notch restaurants and restaurateurs, such as Jim Bril’s Monkey Cat and Gary Moffat’s Carpe Vino; good ethnic food, like
Bobo Cafe for Vietnamese or Royal Thai; and Tre Pazzi Italian trattoria, [...]

Stage 2 of Amgen race coming to Nevada City

Editor’s note: Still no word from the local press, but this press release confirms what I’d been hearing and the buzz that was going around on Facebook last night.
“Due to uncertain weather and road conditions, race organizers have determined that the best way to ensure a complete course for Stage 2 of the 2011 Amgen [...]

Vino Velo food & wine gala in Auburn

A wine, food and festive gala event benefiting Bike Auburn is Sunday, May 15, at the Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista. It’s from noon to 5 p.m. and features local restaurants and wineries, Tour of California cuisine, a live jazz band and a vintage and ultra-modern bicycle exhibit. A video broadcast of the Stage [...]

FoodWineArt guide to Amgen Tour of California

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Placer County Vintners to host AMGEN gala event

Local Wineries, Restaurants, Live Entertainment & World-Class Celebrity Cyclists Featured at Vino Velo 2011
The Vino Velo Gala will be a wine, food and festive event celebrating the evolution of the bicycle and the Stage 3 Start of the Amgen Tour of California in Auburn.
Bike Auburn in partnership with event host, the Placer County Vintners [...]

Food, Wine & Art on the Amgen bike route

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