Race alerts for Tahoe-area travelers
The California Department of Transportation is alerting visitors and residents of Lake Tahoe that they will experience delays when area roadways are used to host women’s and men’s cycling races. Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California women’s race begins with a 74-mile loop around Lake Tahoe, starting at 11 a.m. and ending about 2 p.m. at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe. The riders will travel along Highways 50, 89 and 28 to circle the lake. The California Highway Patrol will close intersections about 10 to 15 minutes in advance of the peloton arriving, releasing traffic after all riders and their support vehicles have traveled through. Traffic following the peloton will be required to stay behind, with the CHP also controlling the rear. Stage 5 of the men’s competition starts in the morning in Lodi. From Lodi, cyclists will follow a 132-mile route along highways 88 and 89 through Christmas Valley before using surface streets to finish before 4 p.m. at Heavenly Valley Resort. The CHP will again close intersections in advance of the peloton’s arrival, then release traffic after all riders and their support vehicles have traveled through. For more information about the races, go to www.amgentourofcalifornia.com
Farmers market in West Sacramento
The West Sacramento farmers market’s 2016 debut takes place at 4:30 p.m. in front of City Hall, 1110 W. Capitol Ave. The market, which will be held every Thursday through Aug. 26, features a variety of vendor tents, prepared food, music and more. Call the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce at 916-371-7042 for more information.
Pow Wow Days return to Orangevale
The 53rd annual Pow Wow Days Town and Country Fair begins a four-day run Thursday at the 36-acre Orangevale Community Park. The festival entrance is at 7301 Filbert Ave. Highlights include a parade, country fair displays, hands-on activities, carnival, specialty foods, festival-style entertainment and more. The Orangevale Chamber of Commerce hosts the event, which benefits area schools, athletic, and service programs. Event times are 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is $6 general and $10 for oversized vehicles. Go to www.orangevalepowwowdays.com for more information.