Cycling fans in Santa Rosa have many options to view or participate this weekend.
Velove Winter Bike Festival this Saturday, February 14 is Santa Rosa’s new winter bike festival with a Cyclocross race (11 AM to 5 PM). A marching band (!) provides live music.
Velove continues on Sunday, February 15 with the West Coast Gold Sprints from 12 PM to 7 PM as local teams face off in stationary bike races at the Historic Railroad Square.
Don't forget about the Amgen Tour of California Women's Criterium beginning at 1 PM on Sunday. The cyclists will race around 3rd and 4th Streets between B and E Streets. Set as a category Pro 1/2 race, the Amgen Tour of California Women's Criterium will have a limit of eight riders per team. Once again using portions of the Stage 1 men's finishing circuit in Santa Rosa, the Women's Criterium will bring the thrill of professional women's cycling to fans in the hours just before the men's finish in downtown Santa Rosa.
Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California finishes in Santa Rosa on Sunday, with the riders expected to arrive at the finish line in downtown Santa Rosa at about 4 PM.
Velove is a production of Bike Monkey, the City of Santa Rosa, Mainstreet and West Coast Gold Sprints. For more information and more cycling activities in Santa Rosa this weekend, visit the Velove Bike Festival website.