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Posted on Jul 13, 2009 in Getting Around, Sports & Games | 0 comments

Tour De Sacramento

My dad and I used to joke about the cyclists who fly around Sacramento area & the American River bike trail, not stopping at stop signs, nearly running people over, etc… Obviously, those people aren’t the majority, but they earned the nickname Tour De Sacramento. Apparently, there really is one… I just received the following email:

This July Dawn Dais, author of The Noncyclist’s Guide to the Century and Other
Road Races, is introducing Sacramentans to the Tour de Sacramento.  The Tour de
Sacramento is a fun way for newbies and cyclists to get in on all that cycling,
and their city, has to offer. The event will coincide with the world’s
greatest cycling event: Tour de France, which runs from July 4th through July
26th. 

Benefiting the local charities Cycles 4 Hope and Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Greater Sacramento the Tour de Sacramento will allow both seasoned cyclists and
noncyclist’s the opportunity to participate in a fun cycling event geared
towards those looking to have some laughs while getting their heart rate up.
Those who sign up for the event will be invited to attend the various fun
cycling activities planned throughout the three week event.

Each week the Tour de Sacramento participants will meet up with Dais and
professional cycle coach, Myron Dong, for one or two rides throughout
Sacramento. These rides will be both challenging and fun, taking cyclists on
standard bike trails and around city streets as well. We’ll scope out all
that our city has to offer, visiting landmarks, local businesses and fun food
establishments (you can’t have an athletic event without a pitstop...or
eight).  

For a small fee every Tour de Sacramento cyclist will receive personalized
training advice, a commemorative t-shirt, an autographed copy of The
Noncyclist’s Guide to the Century and Other Road Races and an adventure they
won’t soon forget. There will be special prizes awarded to those who complete
all the scheduled rides, as well as fun rewards for improving over our three
week event. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to ride in the Tour de
Sacramento you just have to have a bike, a good attitude and a desire to have
some fun on wheels this July.

Please contact me about interviewing Dais, or giving other local coverage to
this fun and fabulous event. This is an easy and inexpensive way for families
and friends to get together and take a tour of their local city. You don’t
need to be an athlete, you just need a bike and a willingness to ride! Check
out the website at www.tourdesacramento.com.