Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tour of California 2011 - Seaside

I made it out to the Seaside start of the Tour of California.  I was there bright and early before all the buses came with the teams.  I picked up some free stuff and behold....the teams came.





The Jelly Belly Team

Trek show car


Video of the Start:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mazda's Laguna Seca Twilight Rides 2011




For the third consecutive year, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host bicyclists for monthly Twilight Rides. The raceway’s Twilight Rides is a partnership with community cycling clubs to create a safe, fun place to ride for cyclists of all ages and skills. 


“The thousands of area cyclists who have tackled the challenging 11 turn 2.238 mile course are pleased that we are continuing this program,” said Ann Bixler, vice president event operations of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “The raceway’s beautifully smooth pavement with no traffic concerns is a dream for any cyclist.”

The dates for the 2011 Twilight Rides will be January 19, February 16, March 16, April 12, May 11, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 10, September 14, October 19, November 16 and December 14. The April ride will be on the Tuesday before the Sea Otter Classic providing cyclists valuable track time to preview the course before the weekend’s races.

Ride to Defeat ALS Napa - September 24, 2011

Napa Valley
September 24, 2011
http://webba.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=7561&pg=entry

The registration fee includes everything you need to make your day fun and successful. It includes breakfast and mechanical support at the start, snacks, hydration, medical support, bike mechanics, and restrooms at the rest stops, SAG wagons, lunch,and entertainment at the finish line.  For walkers, the registration fee includes a Walk to Defeat ALS t-shirt, breakfast and lunch.

Tour d'Organics - Aug 14, 2011

Tour d'Organics
http://www.seb.org/event/250477-2011-tour-d-organics
Sebastapol, CA


With four routes to choose from and local, organic bounty at every rest stop, the Tour d’Organics is a west county cycling event not to be missed! Unlike other rides, all the ride food we offer is organic, fresh, locally sourced, and vegan. The Tour d'Organics offers an educational experience, fueling your athletic pursuits in a way that is healthy for you, the animals, and the planet.
 
All routes start and end at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, and wind through the stunning, west Sonoma County countryside, with all rest stops at local, organic farms. A post-ride vegan meal is included for all participants. If you like beautiful cycling, camaraderie, and fresh, local, vegan food, this ride is for you!
 
This year the ride is being organized by the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, at the request of Bradley Saul of OrganicAthlete. It's the same great ride with the same routes, organic farms, terrific vegan theme, and wonderful West Sonoma County spirit. Join us for the 7th Annual Tour d'Organics, continuing the tradition established by Bradley Saul and OrganicAthlete in 2005. 

Marin Century - Aug 6, 2011

Marin County
http://www.marincyclists.com/marincentury.com
August 6, 2011

The Marin Cyclists are looking forward to presenting the best cycling event in NorCal.  We once again are expecting to sell out.  Don't miss this summertime classic.  Register early!

The Marin Century is proud to give back to the community.  The proceeds from this event help support Senior Services, Sports groups, Youth and Community organizations and Health Advocacy organizations in the Marin and surrounding Bay Area.  

To promote the event and our sponsors, we advertise in a variety of media including Bay Area cable TV.  If you would like to receive valuable TV exposure while supporting this popular community event, contact info@marincentury.comfor more information.

Bike4Breath 2011 - July 23, 2011

July 23, 2011
http://events.ggbreathe.org/site/TR/BikeRide/BikeforBreath?fr_id=1240&pg=entry
Foster City, CA


Bike 4 Breath has moved to a different weekend in 2011! To avoid Foster City pedway construction on the day of the ride, Bike 4 Breath will take place on the 4th Saturday of July instead of the 2nd Saturday. This means more time to achieve your fundraising goals and a smoother, safer route on the day of the event.
So, mark your calendars and start recruiting your friends and family to join the ride - help support Breathe California's important work in the community by making our 20th Annual Bike 4 Breath another successful and fun event.

Dream Ride - July 23, 2011

Dream Ride
July 23, 2011
http://www.dream-ride.org/


A journey through the San Francisco Bay Area.
July 23rd, 2011
Three distances:
50KM Fun Ride
100KM Metric Century
100M Full Century
The DREAM Ride is open to everyone; Open to anyone interested in an unforgettable personal challenge; Open to anyone concerned about education for all; Open to anyone who has a dream of a better world.
Passion, enthusiasm, and a bike are all you need to complete the ride. Each participant in the ride is required to reach an individual fundraising goal. This starts with a required registration fee (due by July 9th):
50KM = $39
100KM = $49
100M = $59
We encourage all riders to raise money beyond the registration fee. This should be an amount you are comfortable with. We suggest tailoring your goal to a price point per mile ($1 per mile, $0.25 per mile, etc.) to help your donors share in your accomplishment by “buying” blocks of miles. The net proceeds from this trip will go directly to our beneficiary CARE. Participants who raise $200 by the registration deadline will receive a commemorative Dream Ride Jersey.

Cycle4Life - June 25, 2011

http://www.cff.org/Chapters/nca/index.cfm?id=15878&event=15878
June 25, 2011

Join three-time pro cycling U.S. national champion Fast Freddie Rodriguez at the 2nd Annual CF Cycle for Life! Enjoy this rare opportunity to ride with one of cycling's leading professionals as we ride across San Francisco's spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and through Marin County. Choose between two mileage options: 35 miles or 75 miles. Cycle at your own pace...this is not a race. Don't miss out, register today and help us make CF stand for Cure Found.

This premier cycling event is a fully supported journey with stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, support and gear (SAG) vehicles, on-site medical services, and much more. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.



$25 Reg
$150 Minimum Fundraising

Best of the Bay - June 18, 2011

June 18, 2011
http://bob.cherrycitycyclists.org/index.htm
East Bay Area


Our BEST OF THE BAY (BOB) ride offers the finest cycling roads through the East Bay hills strung together into one epic ride. These include the roads ridden in Stage 2 of the initial Tour of California (2006); a whole series of the most popular "destination" cycling roads around:
  • Bear Creek Rd.
  • Happy Valley
  • Wildcat Canyon
  • South Park
  • Grizzly Peak
  • Skyline
  • Pinehurst
  • Redwood Road
  • Palomares
  • Niles Canyon
  • Calaveras
  • Sierra Road

Auburn Century - June 4, 2011


http://www.wildestride.com/

OUR CYCLING event takes riders through the historic gold country of California and reaches up to the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Our longest route in arguably one of the toughest bike rides in the West with 16,000 feet of climbing over 140 miles.