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April 2012 Changing Gears

Contributors: Editor - Adam Bridge, Race Team Editor - Marianne Hernandez

The April 2012 DBC Newsletter

In this issue:

Membership - changes

Over the past couple years, things have changed a little bit and Adam Bridge, your friendly DBC Newsletter Editor suggested I write up something about Membership.

New Members - April 2012

DBC welcomes its new members!

Double Century Volunteers needed

Now is the time to let us know where you would like to volunteer for the 2012 DC, Saturday May 19!!

US Bicycling Hall of Fame Grand Fondo

Exciting News! There are several additional Hall of Fame legends now riding in the inaugural Legends Gran Fondo Ride on May 6th in Davis, CA.... Home of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame!

DBC Junior Race Team Dominates Land Park

With several riders in contention for the Junior Points Series, the DBC Juniors come out in force for the 3rd contest of the series at the Land Park Criterium in Sacramento.

USBHoF Grand Fondo needs your volunteer help!

The upcoming May 6th US Bicycling Hall of Fame Legends Grand Fondo has need of your help. And there's a pretty good reward for helping, too!

Obelleiro Makes Comeback Statement at Madera

The weather was perfect for the opening time trial.

Snelling Road Race

The Snelling Road Race is one of the early season classics of Northern California with a. 11.7 mile circuit with rolling hills just east of Turlock. The weather is typically unpredictable for a late February race, ranging from warm and dry to cold and damp. This year it was dry but the strong winds played havoc on all fields.

White Brothers Heat Up Arizona Again

Just a few weeks after competing in the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Phoenix, the White brothers, Greg and Russ, returned to the Grand Canyon State to contest the Tuscon Bicycle Classic Stage Race over the March 2-4 weekend.

Yolo County Visitors Bureau Website Introduces Bike Rides Listings

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau has a new page on its popular website, all about bike rides. Specifically, the new page offers some 20 bike rides, offering all kinds of routes including Davis, Winters, Woodland, Clarksburg, the Capay Valley, and beyond.

B & L Ladies' Night

Guys & Gals you are invited to attend this year's 2012 B & L Ladies Night on April 12, 2012 from 7pm-9pm

April Bike Rodeos

Here's a chance to help elementary school students become better bike riders. The rodeos include helmet adjustments, bike mechanical checks and adjustments, informational handouts and riding instruction.

ALS Ride

The ALS Association, California Chapters are currently planning their 8th Annual Ride to Defeat ALS for Saturday, June 30, 2012. This fully supported Centurion cycling event includes something for everyone, including a 10 mile family ride, 25, 60 and a 100 mile ride through the picturesque town of Napa, CA.

3-foot passing bill returns

As most of you know, we've reintroduced our 3-foot-passing legislation. Senate Bill 1464, once again authored by Long Beach Sen. Alan Lowenthal, was introduced in February. On Tues., April 17, SB 1464 will be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee, its first hearing.

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