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 [...]
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 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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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THE AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA IS the largest cycling event in America. From May 15-22, the more than 800-mile race winds through some of California’s most scenic landmarks, including Lake Tahoe and historic gold-rush towns.
The peloton, which includes 19 elite cycling teams, begins at its highest start elevation in six years—6,300 feet above sea [...]
WITH A LONG, WET WINTER BEHIND them, farmers are planting their summer crops and harvesting spring’s bounty.
Spring lettuces, such as Red Leaf, Romaine and Oakleaf, are headed for the Foothill Farmers Market in Auburn and Roseville, just in time for seasonal salads.
April is a time for the “A” crops, such as asparagus and [...]