Amgen tour of California spotlights Sacramento

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will celebrate its finale in Sacramento, California’s state capital, on Sunday, May 22.
Sacramento is centrally located in Northern California, nestled in a fertile valley between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Named “The City of Trees” and “America’s Farm to Fork Capital” Sacramento is a beautiful and unique city just [...]

Spring events: Amgen bike race in Tahoe, art & wine walks, Nevada City soapbox derby, tulips

Springtime Events
Nevada City
April 9-10, 16-17
Springtime at Ananda
The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 16,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village near Nevada City.
June 5
Nevada City Soapbox Derby
Cars compete on creativity and team spirit, not just speed. Teams race nearly [...]

Lake Tahoe is on the 2016 Amgen Tour of California route

The Amgen Tour of California travels nearly 800 miles through San Diego, South Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara County (Gibraltar Road), Morro Bay, Monterey County at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, Lodi, South Lake Tahoe, Santa Rosa, and Sacramento. The Lake Tahoe routes include:
Stage 5 Men’s — Lodi to South Lake Tahoe
Stage 5 will [...]

Racers depart Nevada City on the Amgen Tour of California (video)

Cavendish wins Stage 2 from Nevada City to Lodi
Our lifestyle magazine has a keen interest in the Amgen Tour of California, because it is like a virtual postcard for California, including our region. Now in its 10th year, the race has come to the Sierra Foothills, Auburn, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Truckee and Lake Tahoe. [...]

Nevada City: Ride Fast, Live Slow

Nevada City, California: Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 (May 11, 2015). The following 30 second commercial is running on NBC during the Amgen Tour of California broadcast. Original song “I Won’t Give Up” by Ishaan Reyna. Downtown Nevada City video footage by Joel Sauter. Edited by Greg Whatley of Mountain Event Productions.

California’s best preserved [...]

Our region is celebrating National Bike Month in May in style

May is National Bike Month. Started in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling, and our region is celebrating in style—from Lake Tahoe, to Nevada City and Grass Valley, to Lincoln. Examples include:
The first ever Amgen Tour of California women’s [...]

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 [...]

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