bike

Grateful for one more ride

Even as he pedals up the grueling hills on the Olmstead Loop Saturday, you can expect to see at least a faint smile on Doug Martin’s face. The 38-year-old Auburn resident has ...

High school club finally cranking

It’s not hard to tell Marianne Levine is a kid at heart. So it only makes sense that local high school students would catch on to her favorite hobby. The Placer Foothill Mountai ...

Endurance sports season gets rolling this weekend

The foothills’ endurance sports season kicks into high gear this weekend with a couple of marquee events in Cool. Sunny weather is forecast for Saturday, when more than 500 runn ...

Prime time for cycling club

Timing is everything. The prestigious Amgen Tour of California will wind its way through Auburn this spring. The Auburn Chamber of Commerce has pronounced 2010 the “Year of the ...

Amgen tour asking for volunteers

Amgen Tour of California bike race officials are still keeping mum about the actual route between Nevada City and Auburn. But they have put out a call for volunteers. Auburn is i ...

Some trails lead to trouble

Mountain bikers with a need for speed and thrills have made Lake Tahoe the latest front in an ongoing battle over the illegal construction of bike trails in national forests and ot ...

Wheels turning at Tahoe-Sierra 100

Many of the world?s top mountain bikers will flock to French Meadows Saturday for the inaugural Tahoe Sierra 100 Mountain Bike Race. The finale of the National Ultra Endurance Rac ...

Conquering downhill dread

LAKE TAHOE — It’s not so much the vertical terrain itself that makes me grit my teeth and reach for the brakes. The big rocks are my main concern whenever I’m traveling at a ...

Northstar switches gears

Northstar Resort is making a quick transition from skiing destination to mountain bike Mecca. Northstar’s bike park will open fully for the season on Saturday as the upper moun ...

Auburn icon aided in crash recovery

A familiar face in Auburn is getting his favorite bike repaired for free. Dan Tebbs at Victory Velo said he and Auburn Bike Works owner Lisa Kodl took on the task of fixing Gil ...