Friday, February 5, 2010

Tour de Cure 2010 - Yountville, CA

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 43 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.

The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether participants ride 10 miles or 100 miles*, they will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer them on!

Ride for the Bands 2010- Folsom, Ca

Saturday, June 19, 2010 @ 7:00 AM

Ride for the Bands is a non-profit fundraiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. There will be a 65 mile ride through the Folsom foothills area, a shorter 15 mile family ride around Lake Natoma and a battle of the bands contest.

Sierra Century-2010 -35th Anniversary - Rockin, Ca

Saturday, June 05, 2010 

"The Sacramento Wheelmen invite you to join us on our ride through Placer county,celebrating our 35th year of the Sierra Century. Every rider will be receiving our 35th Anniversary draw string bag. Register early - ride limited to the first 2000 participants! Pre-registration until April 24,2010 at $50. late registration up to May 22,2010 at $60.  There will be NO DAY OF REGISTRATION"

Specialized Demo Day and Customer Appreciation Day - Sharp Bicycles - Roseville, CA

Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 10AM-3PM
Sharp Bicycles in Roseville will be hosting the Specialized Test the Best Men's and Women's demo trailers for 2 days of cycling fun! Grab your friends and head down to the shop where you will be able to ride all the new 2010 Specialized road and mountain bikes! Mark your calendars and get ready to see how fast you can be on a Specialized. See you there!
Bikes available for demo - all 2010 bikes!
Tarmac - Roubaix - Amira - Ruby - Dolce
Epic - Stumpjumper - Enduro - Demo - Big Hit - SX Trail - Era - Safire - Myka FSR
 What to Bring
Helmet,  Shoes & Pedals, Waterbottle, ID; and
All your Friends

Any questions, please call 916-797-8894

Primavera Bicycle Tour 2010 - Union City, Ca

Sunday, April 11, 2010 @ 6:30 AM

"Back by popular demand, Primavera Bicycling Tour 2010 custom jerseys from Suarez Cycling Apparel. Guarantee your size selection by pre-ordering. Must be received by February 22, 2010. Please note: Design is back by popular demand!"

"REGISTER EARLY: After the April 2nd deadline, if space is available, register in person same day (April 11th) at James Logan High School. Registration limited to 750 cyclists. On Site Registration/Check-in times for the 100-Mile, 100K & 70K is $55.00 from 6:30-8:00AM. The 25-Mile is $30 from 8:00-11:00. NO Credit cards accepted. CASH ONLY."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever XXI - Watsonville, Ca

Sunday, May 16, 2010 @ 7:00 AM
" Fully supported ride, rest stops with international themes, lunch, hot meal at the end of the ride, fresh whipped cream and strawberries dipped in chocolate ganache conclude the menu.
Registration fee is $50. Registration deadline is Midnight, May 9, or 1200 riders, whichever is sooner.
Benefits Cyclists For Cultural Exchange, a 501(c)3 organization, promoting international bicycling exchange programs."

Worldly Wanda Tour de Fremont 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010 @ 8:00 AM local time 
"Pedal for Equity! Worldly Wanda Tour de Fremont is a friendly cycling fundraiser benefiting AAUW Fremont's Legal Advocacy Fund and Local Scholarships. A comfortable 10 mile, 25 mile, 60 mile or 60+ mile CHALLENGE ride touring the five districts of Fremont including: Niles, Mission, Warm Springs, Irvington, Centerville, and BEYOND. Ride will close at 3:00 pm. "

Foothill Century 2010 - Sunnyvale, Ca

Sunday, May 16, 2010 @ 6:00 AM
"It's time for the Annual Foothill Century: The Only Kosher Ride in the West! Registration is now open. The ride will take place Sunday, May 17, 2009. The Foothill Century offers beautiful scenery and a memorable, healthy day for everyone! This year’s ride features our renowned, kosher food at all rest stops and improved road markings. Choose from our 100K, 50K, tandem and 10K Family Fun routes.  Children who 2 years and older can enjoy wonderful activities on the playground and park at the school."

Breakaway Ride presented by Specialized - Stage 2 Route: Davis to Santa Rosa

Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 7:00 AM
"A timed gran fondo cycling event through the streets of Davis and Santa Rosa. The three routes will allow amateur cyclists the opportunity to participate in an organized mass participation cycling event on the course used for Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California."

"Bronze Package ($125.00) includes: heavyweight cotton t-shirt, on course aid, post race meal, official poster, finisher medal, Specialized water bottle and chip timing with splits on major climbs and sprints.
Silver Package ($150.00) includes:Custom Breakaway ride jersey designed and manufactured by Hincapie, on course aid, post race meal, official poster, finisher medal, Specialized water bottle and chip timing with splits on major climbs and sprints.
Gold Package ($500.00) includes: Custom Amgen Tour of California kits (jersey, bib, socks) designed and manufactured by Hincapie, on course aid, post race meal, official poster, finisher medal, Specialized water bottle and chip timing with splits on major climbs and sprints. Three distances will be available: about of 30 miles (short course), 55 miles (medium), and 80 miles (long course). The famous Rock Store climb will be included in all distances."

Ride Ataxia Nor Cal - Folsom, Ca

Saturday, May 15, 2010 @ 8:30 AM - Sunday, May 16, 2010 @ 6:00 PM local time 

"Ride Ataxia NorCal will travel 100 miles through the scenic foothills of Northern California from Folsom, CA to Grass Valley, CA and back on May 15 and 16, 2009. The overnight event will be at the Nevada County Camp Grounds. The ride will also include 10 and 25 mile route options on Day 1, inviting all levels of riders. "

Diablo Century - Walnut Creek 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010
"It's time for the Diablo Century, Sunday, April 25th. Join 750 cycling friends for an unforgettable century which offers beautiful scenery of the Morgan Territory and a memorable, healthy day for everyone. Chose from our 100-mile, 100K and 25-mile routes. Register now and see you in April!"

19th Annual I Care Classic Bicycle Tour & Fun Ride 2010 - Morgan Hill, CA

Saturday, May 15, 2010 @ 6:00 AM local time
"Join us again this year as we ride to raise money to support the blind and visually impaired. Starting and finishing in Morgan Hill, this will be the best I Care Classic ever. We’ve expanded the great scenery, and kept the wonderful food and rest stops. The routes avoid streets with heavy vehicle traffic. This year’s I Care Classic Bicycle Tour - South County Century and Fun Ride will be an event you won’t want to miss."

Per Rider
On or Before Feb. 1 - $40
Before May 1 - $45
After May 1 - $50

On or Before Feb. 1 - $75
Before May 1 - $80
After May 1 - $85

Family Rate*
On or Before Feb. 1 - $80
Before May 1 - $85
After May 1 - $90
*A family is one or two adults and their minor children.

2010 Best of the Bay - Orinda, CA

Saturday, JUNE 19, 2010

Our BEST OF THE BAY ride follows the same roads as Stage 2 of the 2006 TOUR OF CALIFORNIA – 83, 100, 108, or 125 very challenging and very beautiful miles. We will provide plenty of SAG support and beautiful reststops, and finish with a restaurant buffet. Great training for Death Ride and the Alta Alpina Ride.


Team Radioshack


I came across their link this morning. Their gear looks nice. I can't wait to pick up one of their hats. Go check them out!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monterey Sea Otter Classic - April 15-18, 2010

There's a local bike tour in Central California! They have set it up for certain lengths. Go check it out and sign up!


Picked up a new trainer!

So I sold my Bell Trainer because I thought it was just too loud. Plus it has some vibrations when I rode on it. I went around SF's mission district and roamed around. I checked out a couple thrift stores for some books and trinkets.   But I ended up finding a GREAT DEAL! It was too cheap to mention.  But here it is:

The Minoura Mag 500

This trainer is pretty sweet and lightweight. I have rode on it for an hour and felt it did the job.  The resistance knob is located in the tire drive.  So I have to manually get off the trainer to switch resistance.  But of course, I could just switch gears. 

So for you cyclists out there, go to thrift stores and find some good stuff!