A beautiful day in Nevada City today provided 150 riders the opportunity to gather and show their support for Jim Rogers, a well known local cyclist and one of the founders of the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop who died in 2010 while riding his bicycle. The 4th annual commemorative ride hopes to bring attention to the dangers of using cell phones while driving. The ride started from the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and rode the LeMond Loop, out Newton Road. ”A lot of people came to together for the ride, definitely showcasing our town local community spirit,” said Kurt Stephens. The lunch afterwards benefited YBONC and all left over food was donated to the Hospitality House.
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Because the weather has been great, and the fall colors make bike riding so satisfying, Holdrege and Kull, that fine engineering firm in town, once again sponsored a community mountain bike, road cycling, and hike followed by a band and a bbq. This free event, held earlier this month, was open to whoever in the community wanted to participate in the sport that worked best for them. Holdrege and Kull were wonderful hosts, shuttling the hikers, marking the way for the cyclists, guiding the mountain bikers, and then grilling us fabulous chicken or beef sandwiches, while we sat on hay bales and listened to the music. ”It just made me feel lucky that we live in such a wonderful town enjoying the outdoors with other great folks,” said local Evans Phelps. Have you been out riding lately, what’s your favorite ride?
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Congratulations to all the participants of the 18th annual Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Triathlon. Over 400 women swam, biked and ran around Cascade Shores in Nevada City. The event raised over $50,000 this year, with money going to support mammograms at the local hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial and a scholarship to a graduating high school student who plans to study health care. Evans Phelps, my mother, said with a smile, “I survived another triathlon”, this year being her 13th time. Maria Hodges took home the number one spot with a total time of 1 hour 13 minutes. The event brings together an amazing group of people, from the athletes, to the families supporting them to the volunteers who help run the show and the sponsors who support the event. For those of you who missed … Read More »
The 52nd Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race took place today in and around downtown Nevada City. The well established race is the second oldest cycling in the US and the oldest in the West. Crowds came out, despite the heat, to cheer on the cyclists. Congrats to Leece-Cal, English and Hutcheson, the top three finalists from the Men’s Pro race and Nash, Oliviera and Thornquist for their top three in the Women’s Pro. Cody Kaiser took home the top spot for the Men’s 3/4th and the junior top three were Taylor, Ortenblad and Schaupp. Congrats! The Outside Inn was bestowed the honor of the 2012 Aleacha Tobiassen Outstanding Volunteer for our continued support of the event. We thought it was the free lemonade & cookies that won over the judges, but I think years of donating prems for the cyclists and keeping … Read More »
The 2012 Bike & Hike Event took place today at Seven Hills School. The fundraiser for the Nevada City Schools had something for everyone; road rides, hikes, obstacle courses, tricycle races, silent auction, taco lunch, plus more. Lots of fun was had by bike enthusiasts of all ages. Many thanks to the number of local businesses and volunteers who helped together the event, the local schools appreciate the support.
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The wildflowers are in season at Bridgeport on the South Yuba River. Pack a picnic and head to Buttermilk Bend Trail, the level trail follows the river for 1.2 miles and is perfect for all ages and abilities. Guided walks every Saturday and Sunday at 11am through mid May. If you’re feeling ambitious ride your bike to Bridgeport.
© 2012 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Evans Phelps
A cold misty Saturday did not deter the 150 riders who came out to remember fellow cyclist Jim Rogers, who was killed two years ago on Hwy 174 by a passing motorist while riding his bicycle. The group rode en mass to remember one of the founders of the Nevada City Classic race and ride for road safety for cyclists. Riders ranged from elite race riders to kids riding with their parents. It was a great gathering of community spirit. Many thanks to the Tour of Nevada City Bike Shop for organizing this special event.
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What do you do when there’s no snow? Get on your bike! Put on your Outside Inn jersey and hit the fabulous Nevada County roads. Dieter and the ladies rode did the Bridgeport Loop. Stop by the Outside Inn for a map, because one of these days winter will actually start.
Happy New Year’s Eve from all of us at the Outside Inn. The Innside Nevada City blog has grown and evolved over the last 12 months and I’m excited to continue to share our love for the community in the year to come. I’ve done a recap on the best hiking, best restaurants, best coffee and best wineries, but today’s list is on the best of Nevada City.
South Yuba River
Outside Inn Veggie Cart
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Nevada City Farmers Market
Nevada City Summer Nights and Victorian Christmas
Celebration of Life Triathlon
Community Supported Agriculture
Outdoor Activities (mountain biking, road riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking
Looking for a gift idea for the outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list? Join the Plaid Friday movement this week and shop local. (For other great local gift ideas click on my previous gift giving guides, Wine Lovers, Children Gift ideas and Food Lovers). If the sporty person on your list is a cyclist, stop by the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle shop. Your options range from small stocker stuffers (like bike bells, socks or books) to larger items like a new Icebreaker cycling top, pedals or even a bike. If yoga is more their style you can buy them a gift certificate to one of the many local yoga studios, a fun yoga mat at Yuba Blue or a recycled yoga themed bag at The Gray Goose. If your outdoor enthusiast is a gear guy/gal, check out the selection … Read More »