Lake Tahoe route for Amgen Tour of California women’s race

Fourteen of the top women’s cycling teams from around the world are confirmed to lead off the 10th edition of the Amgen Tour of California with three days and 158 miles of stage racing May 8-10 and an invitational Time Trial on May 15. The four days of women’s competition will be staged in conjunction [...]

Route for 700-mile Amgen Tour of California race, including Sierra Foothills

The tenth anniversary edition route is set for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. The milestone course will feature several rider and fan-favorite locales from past races, as well as five stages that highlight different regions of California for the very first time.
An all-star field featuring 144 [...]

Nevada City featured on Amgen Tour of California website

Nevada City is featured on the Amgen Tour of California website. It will be the “Stage 2″ start of the race on May 10-17, as we reported in October. The eight-day stage race will travel a north-to-south route and span nearly 700 miles through many of California’s most breathtaking roads and sceneries. The article on [...]

Amgen bike race in Sierra foothills was closest one-day finish in event’s history

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California began and ended a historic first day of racing at the foot of the State Capitol building in Sacramento, with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team’s Mark Cavendish (GBR), the victor in what was the closest finish in the event’s nine years.
In the longest race day (120 miles) this [...]

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 [...]

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