Bicycle events

In May of last year we visited Graeagle, California, in the northern Sierra Mountains courtesy of the Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerce. This year, because we were going to the Sierra for the Death Ride, we thought we'd make a detour and come back for more adventures. This area,... Read more →


We hunched over the bar at Portal Brewing Co. as Mike looked around for a pen. “I can show you a more scenic route -- it’s really beautiful!” he said, fumbling around underneath the bar for a pen and a paper napkin. I nodded tentatively -- strange routes make me... Read more →


In the mid-1990s, way before the lure of bike magazine publishing called us, we promoted a series of track races on Friday nights at the Hellyer Park Velodrome in San José, California. The weekly series drew racers from all corners of Northern California for those really competitive races. They also... Read more →


A trip to Chico, California, always requires a drive around the Sutter Buttes. Every April like clockwork, our business takes us to the Chico Wildflower Century rides, put on by Chico Velo Cycling Club, and every year we drive around the Sutter Buttes, rising in all their tiny glory from... Read more →


While in Monterey for the Sea Otter Classic, we took some time to walk the grounds of the Asilomar Conference Center outside Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. Asilomar houses a cluster of historic buildings designed by the prolific California architect Julia Morgan. It’s a perfect spot to go and... Read more →


We usually attend the Solvang Century as sponsors with Cycle California! Magazine and our booth filled with bike event fliers. This year we decided to stay in Buellton because, as I learned during a CVB-sponsored trip to the area last summer, it is more than Andersen's Pea Soup restaurant. Vickie... Read more →


Packing for that first big bike event of the year. We’re heading to Solvang, California, for the Solvang Century bike ride, one of the larger organized rides in the state and certainly on the Central Coast. I survey the items laid out on the bed. Bike shorts and knickers. Check.... Read more →


Annie and Troy Yung met at the 2009 California Coast Classic - Arthritis Foundation Bike Tour. In 2015 they came back as a married couple. Their journey, while not exactly arrow straight, took a few twists and turns, not unlike the California Coast Classic route itself. The California Coast Classic... Read more →