Sacramento Beer Week Kicks Off

Sacramento Beer Week 2015The 4th annual celebration of local craft beers begins today with a Local Brewers’ Showcase at the California Auto Museum. Taste beer from over 30 different brewers for $40 (advance tickets; $45 at the door).

There are events through Beer Week until the final Beer Fest on March 8. (Tickets are sold out except general admission $40). For all of the featured events, check out the calendar of events.

You must be 21 or older to participate. Use good sense and plan ahead for your rides home or plan your hotel stay. And… have fun!

AMGEN Tour of California Races in the Delta

The announced 2015 route of AMGEN Tour of California includes the Delta, and on the very first day–Stage One, Sunday May 10. The bike racers will depart from Sacramento, ride 124 miles along the Sacramento River to Rio Vista and back for a likely sprint finish in Sacramento.

AMGEN Tour of California

Sir Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky won the time trial in Folsom in 2014

The State Capitol will once again provide a dramatic backdrop to the race. Adding the route through the Delta will add some visual excitement and a good excuse to visit your favorite Delta community with a picnic and a bottle of wine and watch the peloton.

Waiting for the peloton on City of Sacramento curb.

Waiting for the peloton on City of Sacramento curb.

Stage Two on May 11 starts in Nevada City and ends in Lodi, California. Lodi is on the edge of the Delta and offers plenty of wine tasting and a celebratory finish. The song lyrics “stuck in Lodi” will not be running through these cyclists minds as they will be once again sprinting for the finish.