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Legendary Tour - Friday, November 14!

We are proud to announce that a remarkably talented  professional cycling legend is leading the 2014 Legendary Tour.  

Andrew Talansky, winner of the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine, is returning to his home in Napa Valley at the end of the pro-cycling season to ride with 49 lucky people on a unique cycling experience in Napa Valley.

Andrew earned his legendary status by showing the world he is all about grit, not just by winning the Dauphine, but also through the character he showed at this years Tour de France.  According to an article in the New York Times, Andrew "became another kind of cycling hero: the rider who would not quit when he probably should have." Don't miss your chance to ride with, and get to know, a very special Napa Valley neighbor, Andrew Talansky.

Full details about this special event are here.

This one is affordable at $150; all proceeds benefit Napa Bike. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. Don't wait too long, only 49 tickets, for sure.

 

Director's Ride - Napa Valley Film Festival - Sunday, November 16!

Here's an opportunity to meet and ride with Kathryn Bertine, the director of HALF THE ROAD. She is an advocate for equality in women's sports, Bertine started the movement of Le Tour Entier with fellow athletes Emma Pooley, Marianne Vos & Chrissie Wellington in an effort to bring parity to women's professional road cycling, starting with the Tour de France. Her film, HALF THE ROAD: The passion, pitfalls and power of women's professional cycling is her first documentary.  It's a must see.

The package includes:

1) a 30 mile ride with Kathryn, 2) access to the Liv Cyclesdemo van (call The Hub to reserve a Liv bike), 3) a wine reception courtesy of Clif Family Winery and Model Bakery, 4) a comfy seat at the screening, and 5) a chance to win a new Liv bike! The cost of the package is $45 and all proceeds benefit Napa Bike.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

 

Summer Membership Drive a Success!

Thanks to a generous donation from The Hub Bicycles in Napa and Giant Bicycles, Jim Boswell won the Giant Via 3 town bike. How? Jim is one of the 131 people who joined, renewed, or extended membership in Napa Bike during our Summer Membership Drive.


The $200 gift certificate to Michael Chiarello's Bottega Ristorante in Yountville was won by AJ and China Rose Zamora. The other winners are: Espen Jenson, a huge bottle of Bouchaine Chardonnay; Caren Clark, a nice bottle of Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon; Terry Smith, a cool Blackburn pump; Lorraine Fazzolare, Cateye computer; Alan Atkinson, Adrianne Jaski, Walt Brooks and Ron Lemos all won Napa Bike tees.

It's still a good idea to join. If you love biking and favor having greater safety when you do it, join now. How? Click on JOIN on this page and you will be able to pay by credit card using our secure PayPal donation page. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use your card. If you prefer to pay with a check, just download a membership form and send it in with your check.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, especially Keith Kimbrough and Michael Chiarello!


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This year's story in the Napa Valley Register

2014 Napa Bike Fest pictures

 


 

10th Annual April Fools Challenge

Coronation of 3 of 5 Grand April Fools at Napa Bike Fest on April 27. L-R Kevin Eisenberg of Calistoga (416 miles), Mark Lucas of Napa (1006 miles), and James Eales of Yountville (856 miles). Not pictured are Mark Neal of St. Helena (661 miles) and Sandy Kain of American Canyon (132 miles). The City of Napa just edged out St. Helena this year with its riders posting 3,938 miles to St. Helena's 3,666 miles. Many of the riders are continuing their quest for mileage and fitness by participating in the National Bike Challenge, which was the website used this year for tallying miles during the April Fools Challenge.

 


 

Advocacy Actions & Accomplishments


From new bike lanes to new bike committees . . . from a Bike Fest celebrating bicycling to more recognition for Napa County's Bicycle Friendly Communities. Napa Bike was busy in 2013 making riding safer in Napa County. JOIN NAPA BIKE.

 

Napa Bike works every day to make riding safer in Napa County. There were some significant steps forward in 2013. Some were easy to see, like the completion of Class II bike lanes in Napa the bright clothing and increased use of lights by cyclists thanks to the BE Bright! training and awareness program. Others are not entirely visible yet, like the feasibility study for the Highway 29 under-crossing in Napa and the grants for engineering the Vine Trail between Napa Bothe State Park and Calistoga. Others are foundation elements, like the agreement by all elected officials serving Napa County to visit Davis this year to see how that community has benefited from being a Platinum-Level Bicycle-Friendly Community.

Here are highlights of the projects we've been involved with in 2013.

  


 

Napa County's Bike Commuter of the Year

Congratulations to Paul Schapiro, the Napa County Bicycle Commuter of the Year. Paul lives in American Canyon and has ALWAYS biked to work to the City of Napa, a 15 mile round trip on a not very bike-friendly Highway 29.

Not only does Paul bike to and from work, he does ALL his errands on his bike…meetings and social events after work, grocery and other shopping on the weekends (and he even bikes into Napa to the Trader Joe's because he loves to shop there!). And he is well known for trying to get his co-workers to ride to work! He has been successful in getting many on bikes and several are now participating in Cycle for Sight annually.

All of this is truly admirable but what is amazing is that last fall Paul was in a terrible accident while riding his bike. A car door was opened just as he approached it, and the collision sent him to the hospital. He had surgery on a knee and an nkle and was in a full leg cast for months. But as soon as that cast was off he was in physical therapy with a goal to get on his bike as soon as possible. Paul proclaimed that he wouldn't be himself if he couldn’t get back on his bike.

Well, he is back on the bike and has been making the commute every day with the weekend trips as well…AND he did the Cycle for Sight in Napa on April 26 and then rode to Napa to attend Napa Bike Fest on April 27. Paul is not yet totally recovered from the bike crash, can't walk real well and he may never run again, but he can and does ride his bike every day!

Paul is truly a special bike commuter and an inspiration to all of those who know him. 



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Save the Date: Join Napa Bike at the National Bike Summit

The National Bike Summit, organized by the League of American Bicyclists, is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. For more than a decade, the attendance of bicyclists like you at the Summit has helped increase investments in bicycling at the state and local level.

Napa Bike members have attended the summit each of the past 3 years and we invite you to come along and help represent Napa County.

This dynamic event includes keynote addresses from top government officials, members of Congress, and leaders from advocacy and industry; workshops that highlight innovative advocacy ideas and trends from around the country; and, of course, an organized Lobby Day to bring our message about the benefits of bicycling to our elected officials on Capitol Hill. The 2015 Summit will be held March 10-12 in downtown Washington, D.C.

You can save $150 by joining the League of American Bicyclists and be among the first 50 to register! Click here to register.

Stay tuned for additional details on the 2015 event!