Town Square

Post a New Topic

Sprinting to the starting line

Original post made on Feb 12, 2008

Amgen Tour of California comes to Palo Alto Sunday

The Amgen Tour of California will bring 17 cycling teams -- with much fanfare and up to 50,000 people -- to town Sunday as Palo Alto hosts for the first time the launch of the major cycling competition. Photos by Norbert von der Groeben/Palo Alto Online.

Related material:
  • Volunteers ensure safety for cyclists, spectators

  • Road closures

  • Countdown to the Prologue

    Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 12:17 PM
  • Comments (6)

    Posted by Jordan Parent, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
    on Feb 12, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    My 6th grader came home from school with a pamphlet from the race and said they had an assembly that explained the race and discussed bike safety. He told me all the things he learned about safe biking, and I was very impressed! Now he has our whole family excited about going to watch the race on Sunday.


    Posted by Marvin, a resident of Charleston Gardens
    on Feb 12, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I hope that they funnel all the car traffic for this race down Embarcadero Road.


    Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
    on Feb 12, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Are the racers going into all the schools?


    Posted by Richard, a resident of Midtown
    on Feb 12, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    As a member of the School and Neighborhood Outreach committee, I tried to get professional racers to come to the schools for the 6th grade presentations. The request went in, but the race organization did not deliver any racers. Instead we had amateurs from the Stanford racing team and the local Metromint racing team.


    Posted by Amateur biker, a resident of Downtown North
    on Feb 12, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    maybe the racers are too busy hobnobbing with the "in crowd"in palo alto, like the former mayor who is milking this event for personal publicity.


    Posted by captain kid, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
    on Feb 13, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    needless to say, this is another great oppurtunity to throw on some spandex and
    get outside to do some serious posing!


    If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

    Post a comment

    Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

    We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

    Name: *

    Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

    Comment: *

    Verification code: *
    Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

    *Required Fields

    Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
    By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 2,261 views

    Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
    By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,005 views

    It's the End of the World as We Know It: "Snowpiercer"
    By Anita Felicelli | 1 comment | 1,506 views

    Why is doing nothing so difficult?
    By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 979 views

    Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
    By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 171 views