Category Archives: Amgen Tour

Old San Jose resurfaced for safety not Amgen, county says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Regarding Old San Jose Road, this road was re-paved a couple of years ago and is now glass-smooth and beautifully banked in the curves. As a result, it seems to be attracting all kinds of vehicles … Continue reading

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Reader bashes lack of road Amgen Tour road closure specifics

Dear Street Smarts, Q: (Last Thursday’s Street Smarts) column on the Amgen event was absurd! It emphasized that there will be a nightmare for motorist but offers not enough specifics for people to work around it. The Amgen web site … Continue reading

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Expect each leg of Amgen Tour through county to last about an hour

The more than 120 cyclists participating in the 2012 Amgen Tour of California will ride 117.1 miles from San Francisco to Aptos Monday, May 14. With the race beginning at 11:05 a.m., the route will take the athletes down Highway … Continue reading

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Amgen Tour no walk on the beach for motorists; drivers urged to avoid unincorporated north- and mid-Santa Cruz County Monday

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Do you know what the street route will be for the Amgen bike race on Monday, May 14? I wish to avoid the Soquel and Aptos area while driving my care-giving client to doctor appointments that … Continue reading

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Bike to Work Week May 4-12

Ecology Action is celebrating 25 years of Bike to Work Day and a week’s worth of activities are planned. The celebration ends just as the Amgen Tour of California hits the road. The riders will land in Santa Cruz County … Continue reading

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Please inform us of the road closures AMGEN is going to cause, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Sunday’s Sentinel carried ads for the AMGEN event in which you will play a vital part!  That role is to keep the public informed about plans to close roads and restrict access! This year several major … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz brains behind the BikeGlow bike light on the move

In January, Street Smarts introduced readers to Chris Cobb, Ken Nowak and Evrett Kramer, the three avid Santa Cruz bicyclists who created the BikeGlow bike light. The BikeGlow is unique from other bike lights on the market in that it’s … Continue reading

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Bicycles allowed on Highway 17?

I was driving southbound Highway 17 one day last week when I saw two bicyclists heading northbound on the highway, just north of Vine Hill Road. “What’s going on here? Bicycles aren’t allowed on Highway 17,” I thought. “That’s illegal.” … Continue reading

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Public transportation during Amgen lacked coordination, reader says

  There was nothing like a day at the Amgen Tour of California, even if it was a cold and rainy.   Street Smarts blog poster “Cycle Fan” and her family headed down from their Scotts Valley home to watch … Continue reading

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Weather, street closures make getting to & watching race interesting

  SANTA CRUZ – Monday’s non-stop downpour added to the excitement of getting to and watching the Amgen Tour of California’s ride into Santa Cruz.   But overall, the event went off without a hitch, according to local law enforcement … Continue reading

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