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Your guide to the Amgen tour

Your guide to the Amgen tour


Racers leave the start line in downtown Davis in 2010.

The Amgen Tour of California begins at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento with a 123-mile ride that will take riders on a loop along the Sacramento River, then up to Auburn and back downtown.

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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento roads to close for Amgen Tour of California race

This weekend will be big for Sacramento cycling fans, but tough on drivers.

A hundred miles of valley and foothill roads will be closed at times on Sunday and Monday to allow passage for the speeding peloton of 128 professional bicycle riders participating in the Amgen Tour of California race.

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The Sacramento Bee
California 9th friendliest state for bicycling

California is now the ninth “friendliest” biking state in the country, jumping up from 19th place last year, according to the latest rankings by the League of American Bicyclists.

For the seventh year in a row, Washington is ranked first nationally in the league’s Bicycle Friendly States analysis.

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The Sacramento Bee
Amgen: Lots of twists, and a wrong turn, in Sacramento’s cycling history

Amgen: Lots of twists, and a wrong turn, in Sacramento’s cycling history


The peloton, with Lance Armstrong center, take a hairpin turn on Salmon Falls Road during the Amgen Tour of California May 15, 2010 in El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Nearly 28 years ago, on an otherwise typical August afternoon, young French cyclist Bruno Cornillet nearly upstaged Greg LeMond on the...

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The Sacramento Bee
Amgen: Lots of twists, and a wrong turn, in Sacramento’s cycling history

Amgen: Lots of twists, and a wrong turn, in Sacramento’s cycling history


Lance Armstrong’s crash in the 2010 Tour of California forced him to withdraw from the race, something he had not done before until the accident near Visalia.

Nearly 28 years ago, on an otherwise typical August afternoon, young French cyclist Bruno Cornillet nearly upstaged Greg LeMond on the streets of...

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento gets bike racks that double as art

Sacramento gets bike racks that double as art


Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer, artist Jason Silva and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission are teaming to install 10 playfully designed bike racks in several key central city locations. The first was installed Thursday in McClatchy Park in the Oak Park neighborhood.

Starting this week, residents of several Sacramento neighborhoods...

The Sacramento Bee
Folsom bridges will close for Amgen Tour bike race

Some main streets in and near downtown Folsom, including the Rainbow Bridge and Folsom Lake Crossing, will be closed for most the day when the Amgen Tour of California comes to that city May 12. City officials say they expect 10,000 spectators to line streets when Folsom hosts the the second day of the...

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Davis Vanguard
Construction Ready to Begin on Cannery, Last Second Details Locked Down

Apr 22, 2014
Construction Ready to Begin on Cannery, Last Second Details Locked Down

The city announced last week that the Cannery project at Covell Boulevard and J Street will begin the first phase of construction in mid-April 2014. The New Home Company took title to the property, following project approval by the City Council at the end of 2013. The Cannery project includes a range of residential...

Davis Vanguard
Bicycling Hall of Fame Announces New Doping Policy

Bicycling Hall of Fame Announces New Doping Policy

U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Announces New Policy to Automatically Exclude Athletes with Doping Violations – The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Board of Directors has announced the creation of a new policy, effective immediately, that will impose a lifetime ban on admission to the Hall of Fame for any athlete or contributor with...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Listening to the Voters, Fifth Street, Budget

Apr 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary II: Listening to the Voters, Fifth Street, Budget

In the latest in a string of articles that examines letters to the editor, we get one today called, “Road diet?  No, city diet.” The writer argues, “The structural tax base of the city of Davis is years in the making. Past plans to limit commercial growth and expanded retail options force Davisites to...

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