Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A break from our regularly scheduled program.

The calendar tells us that this Saturday, February 14th, should be our regularly scheduled HillJillys mountain bike ride. The forecast says otherwise. Winter seems to have kicked in (better late than never), and we're looking at days of rain through Saturday. The HillJillys call: let's treat Annadel right and stay off the muddy trails.

Happily, there are plenty of other bike-lovin' events on deck this weekend. In case you've been under a rock, a lil' race called the Tour of California is rolling through Santa Rosa on Sunday, and it has served as the impetus and kick-off for anything and everything bike. Soak it all up at the various Velove Festival events, starting with the Bike Monkey CXSR race on Saturday. Lots of choices for watching the prologue on Saturday night, including a shindig at the Sonoma County Bike Coalition and a party at the Sweet Spot.

Downtown Santa Rosa is the place to be on Sunday, with festivals in both Railroad Square and Courthouse Square. The Railroad Square shenanigans are many (Goldsprints, beer garden, booths from our local faves--Bike Monkey, Sycip, Luce Goods, and more), and that's where this HillJilly will be. Come on out.

Lots of bike valet options in downtown SR this weekend (and lots of road closures, too), so pile on the rain gear and ride to the festivities!

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