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Long Meadow Ranch
St. Helena, CA
 
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Dwight Murray Plaza - Phantom Clock Tower
Napa, CA 94559
 
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Justin Sienna High School
Napa, CA 94558
 
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Downtown Napa
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NCTPA Board Room
Napa, CA 94559
 
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500 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
 
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Last year's story in the Napa Valley Register

2014 Napa Bike Fest pictures

 

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!

 



 

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 a new Active Transportation Coordinator for the county . . . from a Bike Fest celebrating bicycling to more training for kids and families. Napa Bike was busy in 2014 making riding safer in Napa County. JOIN NAPA BIKE.

 

Napa Bike’s reason for being is to improve riding conditions so that people who want to ride for transportation and recreation may do so in safety. We are the voice of cycling in Napa County, attending meetings, writing letters, and speaking out whenever and wherever that voice needs to be heard.
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Here are highlights of the projects we've been involved with in 2014.

  


 

Nominate the Bike Commuter of the Year

Pictured here is Paul Schapiro, the 2014 Napa County Bicycle Commuter of the Year. Paul ALWAYS bikes to work to the City of Napa from American Canyon, a 15 mile round trip on a not very bike-friendly Highway 29.

Paul bikes to and from work and does ALL his errands on his bike…meetings and social events after work, grocery and other shopping on the weekends. And he is well known for trying to get his co-workers to ride to work!

Do you know someone like Paul?  Someone who epitomizes bike commuting and inspires others to do the same? Nominate your friend or colleague by clicking here.



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Napa Bike is 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.

Pictured here with Congressman Mike Thompson are Napa Bike members Aileen Carroll, Lou Penning, and Joel King, who attended the 2014 summit. This year Napa Bike board member Andre Garcia is attending with Patrick Band, Napa Bike's new Executive Director. Together, they will join the massive California contingent (biggest in the US) representing Napa County.

Andre and Patrick will attend sessions with keynote addresses from top government officials, members of Congress, and leaders from advocacy and industry. They will also participate in workshops that highlight innovative advocacy ideas and trends from around the country; and, of course, walk the hall so Congress during the Lobby Day which brings our message about the benefits of bicycling to our elected officials on Capitol Hill.

Watch for postings on our Facebook and Instagram pages for insights into the 2015 event!