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Sacramento Grand Prix to Open the Tour of California

sacramento grand prix open tour of california   Sacramento Grand Prix to Open the Tour of California

An agreement was reached between the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Amgen Tour of California to organize a professional criterium style cycling race before the start of Stage 1 of the 2010 Tour. The race is slated to take place on May 16, 2010.

Travelling 1.4 miles, the Sacramento Grand Prix starts at 10am with its course rounding the Capitol Building. It will run a course that duplicates portions that of the Tour. This will be in time before Stage 1 ends in downtown Sacramento.

The Grand Prix will promote the return of women professional racers to the tour and will be joined by the finest female cyclists in the world. In addition, it will demonstrate the best short course in cycling.

The Project Sport showcasing this professional standard for men and women in cycling races is to be presented as an opener to the 2010 Amgen Tour of California as confirmed by…

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Sacramento Ranks 4th in U.S. for Bicycle Commuting

sacramento ranks 4th u s bicycle commuting   Sacramento Ranks 4th in U.S. for Bicycle Commuting

Bike Reviews’ hometown, Sacramento, California, ranks 4th in the United States for bicycle commuting according to a national survey published by American Bicyclist. The trend of people riding to and from work, shopping, and other destinations has grown, even the stores have caught on by making it easier to lock your bike up. Some may credit this to the economy which can be true, but for many this is a lifestyle.

Sacramento ranks first in California for bicycle commuting (ties with San Francisco) compared to the 70 largest cities, while ranking 4th in the nation. Locals riding bicycles from the year 2000 to 2008 has jumped 101%. On a national level, the three other locations ranking above Sacramento are Portland Oregon (1st), Minneapolis (2nd), and Seattle (3rd). …

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