Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Race & Party in Santa Rosa for Tour of California

So you've probably heard by now that there is some kind of bike race coming to NorCal. We'll even though it is of the roadie persuasion, it looks like there might be some things worth seeing:
Mack sends word of what to do in Santa Rosa during their Tour of California stage:
Two days of bikes and partying in Santa Rosa with the Tour of California at Velove!

Saturday the 14th: my man Carlos and BikeMonkey put on Cyclocross Santa Rosa, the season finale! Marin Bikes will be there with several of their flossy new Cortina CX bikes that you can actually run the race on. Scandium and carbon with SRAM kit. I'll be helping to call the race so if i know who you are, prepare to be heckled!

Sunday the 15th: Area teams face off four-wide on the new GoldSprints system from 12 noon - 4pm on the main stage in the Lagunitas beer garden. $5 pints of Lagunitas beers. I've got over $5,000 in CASH & PRIZES to give away so far...

Then from 4pm - 5pm we watch the Tour leaders come in for the stage win on the JumboTron in the beer garden.

From 5pm - 6pm the Broakland Krew from MontanoVelo will throw down a trick and skid exhibition and freestyle show. We'll play round of footdown for some swag and then we open the gates for a Trick & Skid Competition. We've got a whole city block closed off for this, washed and swept. Skid for accuracy and distance. Lots of prizes to give away, so bring your best moves.

Then it's heads-up GoldSprints racing on the main stage until we run out of beer. Since I went all out and got FORTY kegs of Lagunitas coming it could be while!

Sponsors kicking down are Marin Bikes, Montano Velo, Chuey, Sheila Moon, Hutchinson Tires and a few more I can't remember right now.
It looks like the North Bay folks are setting a high bar for Tour of California festivities ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you demo the Cortina during the race? If so, can you give more details on how to do that?