• “Dynamic and Exciting” Characterizes Copperopolis Men’s Race

    by  • April 8, 2015


    Article covering the P/1/2 men’s field at the Copperopolis Road Race on April 4th by Chris Harland-Dunaway. Photos by Michael Hernandez. Sixty-five of NorCal’s most eager road racers toed the line in Milton for Copperopolis, beneath the shadow of the defunct Freemasons Lodge which now commemorates the area’s fleeting copper mining bonanza. The peloton...

    Read more →

    Battles At Copperopolis: The Women’s Race

    by  • April 6, 2015

    Third place boiled down to an exciting sprint finish.

    This article covers the Pro/1/2 Women’s Copperopolis Road Race. Check back soon for coverage of the Pro/1/2 Men’s saga. Photos courtesy of Michael Hernandez. A small but strong field of P/1/2 women’s local dominators lined up for 63 miles of cobbled fun last Saturday. The Metromint duo of Leah Thomas and Joanna Dahl pushed...

    Read more →

    Menso de Jong: Niner RLT

    by  • March 25, 2015

    Niner RLT 
Photo: Blake Anton

    Menso de Jong (Team Clif Bar Cycling) aka: the Dutch Destroyer, had an ongoing battle with Chris Jackson (Castex Racing) throughout the Gravel Gauntlet Series.  MdJ placed 2nd overall this past weekend after the Rumble in the Ranchlands. Menso is the acting pro consultant for Murphy Mack’s series and is a common sight at the sharp pointy...

    Read more →

    New Partners for Mike’s Bikes in 2015

    by  • March 20, 2015

    TOYOTA PARTNERS WITH TEAM MIKE’S BIKES TO SPONSOR 2015 CYCLING SEASON Partnership Includes New Fleet Vehicles for Team and Company NOVATO, CA – Mike’s Bikes is pleased to announce the Northern California Toyota Dealer Association as the newest sponsor of Team Mike’s Bikes for the 2015 season.  The sponsorship allows the team of over...

    Read more →

    Castex Racing – Specialized Crux

    by  • March 18, 2015

    Specialized Crux Photo: Blake Anton

    We caught up with Chris Jackson at the conclusion of Murphy Mack’s Gravel Gauntlet series, where he had just secured the overall with three phenomenal rides. Chris borrows his Specialized Crux from its normal cyclocross duties for these gravel grinders. Chris is the sole rider for Castex Racing and his support is top notch....

    Read more →

    Squid Bikes: Anthony Clark – Sideways in California

    by  • March 10, 2015

    Is it weird that this makes me want a Squid?  I’m a sucker for bike videos… I hope they do a longer video of the Squid team adventures. The Kachorek group sound like they are up to cool stuff this year.  The title credit kicks ass. Anthony Clark Sideways in California from Squid Bikes...

    Read more →

    Does Stretching Make You Faster On The Bike?

    by  • March 9, 2015


    I hate stretching.  I’ve never been close to “flexible”.  Sit-and-reach in grade school?  Off the charts terrible.  Stretching before high school basketball games?  Not gonna happen.  With each inflexibility benchmark, guilt mounted.  Stretching was suppose to be good for me right?  Improve my performance, reduce my risk of injury…something like that. Science and stretching In the...

    Read more →