Amgen Tour of California

Mobility made easier for Amgen race day

Getting from your car to a great viewing place for the Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 start Tuesday just got a little easier. Mayor Bill Kirby is paying for a shuttle to run bef ...

PlacerGROWN: Participating in delicious thrill of Amgen tour

It’s all about those two-wheeled racers these days. A dedicated team has been planning for the Amgen Tour of California’s May 17 Stage 3 start in Auburn for a year, and there a ...

Bikefest to promote safety for youth

Auburn’s youth now have a chance to feel the spirit of the Amgen Tour of California bike race. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday kids and their parents can join other cycling ent ...

New Auburn Art Walk season starting up

Blooming bulbs and a rushing river aren’t the only signs of seasonal change in Auburn. The Auburn Art Walk kicks off its 18th season tonight, allowing the community to get face- ...

Volunteers provide strong support for Amgen

Local volunteers are gearing up for the Amgen Tour of California to come racing through Auburn May 17. Doug Cahill, Bike Auburn’s community volunteer director, said there are ab ...

Our View: Auburn must pedal its best foot forward for Amgen race day

With the economic recovery starting to find its footing in Auburn, it’s not the right time to fine Auburn businesses for temporary banners and sandwich boards that might be the o ...

Sampling that thrill of the hills

Editor’s Note: Journal sports writer Sara Seyydin took a 25-mile bike ride along the Amgen Tour of California course Tuesday. Following is her first-person report. By Sara S ...

Sign rules cause concern

The enforcement of a city law concerning signage has some merchants confused and frustrated. Last week the city of Auburn sent a letter to 25 Downtown and Old Town businesses requ ...

Locals gear up for Amgen

Leslie Maita-Galyardt rode 22 miles the first weekend she took her new road bike for a spin. Maita-Galyardt, of Auburn, is new to cycling, but that didn’t stop her from hitting s ...

Committee raises 85K for Amgen

The 2011 Amgen Tour of California is coming up fast, and Auburn is gearing up for the May 17 Stage 3 start. According to Auburn Police Capt. John Ruffcorn, the city should expect a ...

Another View: Amgen Tour events filling the calendar

I can hear John Ruffcorn now. “People, we have 72 days to go,” the Auburn Police captain would say. “The clock is ticking, let’s get to work.” Step inside the war room of ...

Our View: Meet in Auburn, not Washington, D.C.

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes criticized Congressman Tom McClintock recently for not backing progressive local programs with federal dollars. McClintock fired back that Holm ...

Amgen not a magic bullet

Auburn Mayor Dr. Bill Kirby has twice been quoted in this newspaper saying Amgen “will generate between $1 million and $3 million in revenue for the city of Auburn.” I’m ju ...

Our View: Eyes of cycling world will turn to Auburn

Auburn has a chance to showcase itself to the world, raise needed cash for the city, county and local businesses and have some fun at the same time. The Amgen Tour of California b ...

Amgen route includes laps of Old Town, Downtown Auburn

Amgen Tour of California riders will take a lap or two through Old Town and Downtown Auburn before setting off for Folsom and, ultimately, Modesto, for Stage 3 of the 2011 race May ...