Contrary to what most people think, California does indeed have four seasons and heading out to ride in winter can be a bone-chilling experience. But if you dress appropriately from head to toe, the Golden State is one of the few states where you can enjoy riding outdoors year round. After returning from a ride, I thought of a few suggestions to help you ride comfortably in California this season.
One of the big stories this week at the ninth Amgen Tour of California has been the oppressive heat wave blanketing the entire state resulting in triple-digit temperatures. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ramin Modabber spoke to the media after Stage 7 in Pasadena to discuss how the riders, race staff and spectators were affected.
Attending America’s Greatest Race is a fun and exciting day for all and one of the highlights is visiting the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival located at each of the finish line host cities. Thousands of spectators gather at the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival where they can watch the race on outdoors video screens while awaiting the arrival of the peloton for the thrilling finish. There is so much to see, do and learn that you can literally spend all day at the festival enjoying live music, food and beverages, entertainment and interactive experiences, shop for race merchandise, play games, and discover and demo new cycling products along with the latest tips for healthy living.