Midway through this year’s “May is Bike Month” campaign, more than 9.400 residents of the Sacramento region are pedaling toward the regionwide goal of 2 million miles logged on bicycles during the month.
Replay The Bee's coverage team along with other reporters and observers from Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour of California, a 125-mile time trial in Folsom. Our live blog began at 11 a.m. for the race starting at 1:05 a.m.
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty on Friday toured downtown Sacramento via bicycle. The agency head said he and local officials want to make urban biking easier and safer in California.
Following his inaugural Tour of California title, Landis won the Tour de France five months later. He was dethroned about two weeks after winning in France for doping. After his two-year ban ended in early 2009, he rode in various levels of competition for about two years with three different teams and as an independent. After he couldn’t find a team in 2011, he retired. Landis, now 38 and living in Southern California, is part of the pending whistleblower lawsuit against Lance Armstrong and other defendants.
For the past six years, the Amgen Tour of California has included one day of women’s racing – three time trials and three criteriums.
After the favorites – Peter Sagan, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish – here are five other riders who could challenge for the overall title during this week’s Amgen Tour of California:
In 1961 the Nevada City Classic debuts, with about 50 riders and 1,500 spectators. Prizes include an outboard motor, transistor radios and gold nuggets. It’s now the country’s second-oldest annual 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.
Elk Grove has worked hard to carve out walking paths and bike trails, part of its long-held plan of a more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly city, but one barrier has always stood in its way: Highway 99. That changes Saturday when the city opens its first walk-and-bike bridge spanning the busy freeway and connecting East and West Stockton boulevards.
Professional cyclist Chris Horner, who made history last month when he became the oldest winner of a three-week grand tour race, will ride for charity Saturday in Ione along with scores of recreational cyclists.
After nearly five grueling hours of riding, as he strained and sweated to victory in an eye-popping Tour de France stage with crowds that turned cycling's most famous climb into a huge and raucous high-mountain party, Christophe Riblon didn't want it to stop.
At this Tour de France, it is Marcel Kittel and no longer Mark Cavendish who looks like the fastest man on two wheels.
When they sit down late this afternoon for the ritual they call the "apero" meaning nibbles and alcoholic drinks the French still won't know who is going to win their beloved Tour de France this year.
Behind Jan Bakelants, the Belgian who rode with guts and guile to win Stage 2 at the Tour de France, there were other smaller but no less impressive victories Sunday that don't get so widely noticed. They came from the race's riding wounded.
Lance Armstrong made himself the uninvited guest at the Tour de France on Friday, coming back to haunt the 100th edition of the race and infuriating riders past and present by talking in a newspaper interview about doping in the sport.
Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands easily outsprinted Spanaird Francisco Mancebo to claim the sweltering and hilly Stage 1, and assumed the overall race lead on Sunday in the Amgen Tour of California.
Citrus Heights is moving forward with an ambitious plan to connect the city with a 26-mile bike trail that would also accommodate walkers, joggers and skaters.
The Capitals protected their rights to Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey in Tuesday's World TeamTennis draft of marquee players.
Lance Armstrong said Wednesday that viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Lance Armstrong must make a full confession under oath not just an admission in a television interview with Oprah Winfrey if he wants authorities to consider lifting his lifetime ban from sports, the director of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday.
The annual Nite Brite Bike Parade in east Sacramento has been canceled.
For the second year in a row, the Sacramento region has been shut out of the Amgen Tour of California, organizers announced Tuesday.
Freeport Boulevard near C.K. McClatchy High School is the latest city street headed for a "road diet."
The city of South Lake Tahoe has been awarded a grant to replace a section of a bike path that serves as a key link between various neighborhoods and the city's business district.
California bicyclists will not be banned from using their cellphones after all.
Penn State trustees took no formal vote, but the vast majority of members voiced support Sunday for the university president's acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
For Bradley Wiggins, it's time to bestow gifts at the Tour de France.
Cadel Evans' vision of repeating as Tour de France champion vanished under the sun-baked punishment of the Pyrenees mountains Wednesday, as Bradley Wiggins took another step toward taking the yellow jersey home.
Crashes, falls, fractures: Bradley Wiggins has seen it all. Now add tacks and nails to the list. Still, nothing can break his stranglehold on the Tour de France.
David Millar, a reformed "ex-doper," won a stage at the Tour de France on Friday, saying his victory is proof riders can win cleanly.
Bradley Wiggins kept the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. Keeping his cool was another matter.
Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium.
The city of Sacramento will be testing a new concept in bicycle parking beginning today and continuing for three weeks as part of the annual "May Is Bike Month" campaign.