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Bike Clubs

Sacramento Bike Hikers
One of two excellent touring clubs with extensive ride schedules in Sacramento, CA.; main event: Party Pardee (April).
Sacramento Wheelmen
The other of two excellent touring clubs with extensive ride schedules in Sacramento, CA.; main event: Sierra Century (June).
Stockton Bike Club
The combo touring-racing club in Stockton, CA.
Davis Bike Club
The bike club in the bike town, Davis, CA, famous for the Davis Double Century as well as staging PBP qualifiers.
Chico Velo
The bike club in Chico, CA, with all the great rides, including the Wildflower Century.
An omnibus site, covering everything about cycling in the greater Sacramento area.
Santa Rose Bike Club
Good rides, beautiful country; the club that puts on the Terrible Two (July) and Wine Country Century (May).
Marin Cyclists
Includes a list of weekly standard rides as well as special weekend rides.
Northern California Racing Calendar
List of bike races in northern California area.
Sacramento Golden Wheelmen
One of Sacramento's racing clubs.

Bike Rides

Whitney Classic
Ride from the lowest point in the U.S. to the side of Mt. Whitney, the tallest point in the continental 48.
Tour de Garlique
A century held in conjunction with the famous Garlic Festival, includes routes from 20 mi to 200 km.
The Death Ride
You know what the Death Ride is. The web site gives background, ride info, and a downloadable entry form.
California Triple Crown
The Triple Crown is a series of double centuries each year in California. Recognition is given for riding them fast, riding more of them, etc.
Tour of the Unknown Coast
From all accounts a spectacular (but not easy) tour of the north coast out of Ferndale.
Mt. Shasta Summit Century
August should be a great time to do one of the four routes in the Mt. Shasta area, including one with 12,000 ft. of climbing in 110 mi.
Tour de Fort Ord
A 25 and 50 mile ride through the former Fort Ord Army base and Bureau of Land Management back country on California's Monterey Peninsula.
Nevada bike rides
A list of centuries and tours around Nevada.

Bike Shops

Bicycle Products.Com (Precision Bicycles)
Locations in Folsom and Carmichael as well as Web. 15% discount to Erma riders.
ORS Racks Direct: Roof Racks & Bike Racks
Online suppliers of roof, trunk and hitch-mounted bike racks from Yakima, Thule & Rocky Mounts.
Rex Cycles
Sacramento's own custom frame builder, Steve Rex, also runs a full repair and maintenance shop.
Delta Cyclery
"Branches in Stockton, Tracy and Modesto, California, and one of the most complete selections of ready-to-go bikes in California....road bikes, recumbents, duals, bmx, mountain bikes, and all kinds of accessories and biking clothing & gear."

General Bike Info

Bicycling Life
Focuses on the "Good News about Bicycling as a means of transportation and recreation in everyday life."

How-to Information

Road Bike Rider
Two veteran cyclists and writers offer advice on everything as well as books.
Online Gear Calculator
Enter several values and get a gear-inch chart and other kinds of info.
Online Guide to Bike Adjustments and Maintenance
Sheldon Brown has several articles about how to work on most bike components.
Avocet Calibration
Detailed instructions and calibration charts for Avocet bike computers.
Ergobike: Calculating Frame Size
Enter info about yourself step by step and find out the perfect frame size for you.


Tandem Magazine
A Condé Nast mag; general fitness info; this link is to bicycling area

Mail Order

Bicycle Products.Com (local)
Colorado Cyclist
Pete & Ed's Books
Lots of bike and other outdoor books


Rex Cycles
Sacramento's own custom frame builder, Steve Rex, also runs a full repair and maintenance shop.
Voler Cycling Clothing
Custom designs (such as Erma's jerseys) on team apparel as well as ready-made gear—all top quality.
Lemond Bicycles
Terry Bicycles
Trek Bikes
Quintana Roo
Sheldon Brown
Wheel building
Cinelli links page
Good links to manufacturers
Computers, tires, saddles

Members' Web Sites

Ed Hensley
Personal page with family pictures, writing samples, and beginnings of a Grand Canyon pictorial/journal.
Ed Hensley
Small site with information about business services on offer.
In Memory of Doug Wiktor
Thoughts about and images of Doug.
Cycling-Related Articles
From the Sacramento Bee, written by Ed Hensley. Email me if these aren't working.

Photos, Art, Gifts

Dave Lawrance Racing Photos
Tour de France photos
Bicycle Gifts dot com
Bicycle-related gifts from the owners of Pete and Ed's Bookstore.
Aaron Kramer/Urban Art
Artwork from objects found along the way during a bike ride around the country by a CA artist.