Published: Sunday, 24 April 2016 08:01
Written by Tom Baker
A Gathering of Vintage Bike Racing Fans
Written and Photographed by Tom Baker
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and the surrounding countryside of California’s Central Coast served as the venues for the 2016 Eroica, held April 8-10th. This year is the 20th anniversary of the original L’Eroica in Italy and the second edition of the Eroica in California.
Bike racing has a long history complete with many riders we call heroes. The continuing interest in these heroes is seen in more recent books like Cycling’s Golden Age and Shoulder to Shoulder. We connect to our heroes through our own riding and also through collecting of classic racing bikes, jerseys, magazines, books and equipment. Tapping into that passion for vintage racing brings people from around the world to these events. Cyclists come together to celebrate the history and ride their own vintage bikes every year at L’Eroica and now Eroica California.
Read more: Eroica California 2016
Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2016 22:39
Written by Staff
Stage One of The 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic
On a steamy hot day in Highland, California, the Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians got rolling on a tight circuit with a nasty sting. The 2.8 mile course began with a neutral start but quickly hit the first of many climbs up a 10 percent grade. The women had 14, and the men 20 laps to complete on the technical course.
Read more: 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians