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Damon flying the stars and stripes

Billy Damon doesn’t plan on utilizing the bragging rights that come along with a national title. He’ll let the slick stars and stripes jersey he rides while cruising down the m ...

New league cranks up local competition

With the rapid growth of high school cycling teams in the Sierra foothills, county officials have decided to give the green light for a local racing series. A Saturday race will k ...

Friendship forged in football

Dan Luper plans on enjoying some Sacramento Mountain Lions football this fall along with thousands of other fans curious about the new United Football League team. His only wish is ...

Riders rallying for Wright

Christian Wright went from living his dream to barely living Friday.The mountain biker from Auburn launched off of a jump and had a frightening crash during a practice run at a Jun ...

Nash goes big at Northstar

The stage was set perfectly and Mike Nash delivered on the rocks, dirt, jumps and bumps scattered across the mountain at Northstar Resort last weekend. The 18-year-old from Auburn ...

Riding through the break of Dawn

COOL — Given what she endured at year ago at the Coolest Mountain Bike Race, a mud-covered Dawn Infurna-Bean wasn’t about to complain as she basked in the sun Sunday afternoon. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Media buzzing over mandarin health benefits

With sniffles and coughs heralding the start of cold season, word of Placer County’s super fruit is going viral on a national scale. Placer County’s mandarin orange crop is fro ...

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 ...