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Long Meadow Ranch
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Justin Sienna High School
Napa, CA 94558
 
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Dwight Murray Plaza - Phantom Clock Tower
Napa, CA 94559
 
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NCTPA Board Room
Napa, CA 94559
 
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Legendary Tour!

31 lucky riders shared a great experience with Napa Valley's Andrew Talansky, the talented  professional cycling legend who led the 2014 Legendary Tour.  

The event began with breakfast at the Clif Family Winery in St. Helena before setting off to Pope Valley via Howell Mountain Road. There was no shortage of hospitality as Napa Bike volunteers staffed two rest stops on the first leg of the ride, one at the top of Ink Grade and another at Lake Hennessey. Comfort of all riders was assured thanks to the SAG support provided by Calistoga Bikeshop (several  flats were repaired and even a recalcitrant front derailleur was made to behave).

A gourmet luncheon was served on the patio at Pine Ridge Vineyards on a perfect Fall day, before the group enjoyed a personalized tour of the wine making operation and wine tasting led by assistant winemaker Mike Conversano. The group was stunned and amazed by the fine food and remarkable wines served, all of which were prepared on site.

The riders returned to Velo Vino, the Clif Family Winery tasting room, on the final leg of the ride. Riders were greeted with chocolate and nutty treats, and their choice of tasty Clif Family wines. The group relaxed with Andrew Talansky on the warm patio and recounted their fantastic day's experience. Thank you, Andrew, for making this a memorable day that no one present will forget. We all wish you the best of success next year in Europe.

 

Director's Ride!

Dozens of women rides and a few men enjoyed the opportunity to to meet and ride with Kathryn Bertine, the director of HALF THE ROAD during a special Napa Bike event on the final day of the Napa Valley Film Festival.The women were also treated to a special expo of Lyv Bikes brought to the event by Giant Bicycles, thanks to the effort of The Hub Bicycles in Napa.

After a delightful 30 mile ride with SAG support generously provided by Napa River Velo, and a fantastic wine reception sponsored by Clif Family Winery and Kara's Cupcakes, the group enjoyed a special screening of Ms. Bertine's film, HALF THE ROAD: The passion, pitfalls and power of women's professional cycling is her first documentary. Kathryn chatted with the group after the film in a dynamic Q&A session.

Thank you Kathryn and all of our sponsors and volunteers, for creating a milestone event for women riders in Napa Valley!

 

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!


Total Fun!


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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!