Nevada City’s New 30-Second TV Commercial

One of the benefits of being on the Amgen Tour of California is a 30-second National NBC spot aired during the race.

Here is the commercial the Chamber pulled together for the big event:

A huge thanks to Ishaan Reyna for generously letting the Chamber use the music and video footage from his new song “I Won’t Give Up“. Be sure to watch it on YouTube, and follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Another big thanks to Greg Whatley of Mountain Event Productions for the countless hours of editing to get the commercial just right.

Professional Cycling

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The Nevada City Classic

Each year since 1960, commonly on Father’s Day, Nevada City hosts the Nevada City Classic, a 90-minute professional cycling race billed as the largest and oldest on the West Coast and the second-oldest in the nation. It is one of the premiere sporting events in the Sierra foothills.

The twisted, hilly 1.1 mile circuit includes 300 feet of climbing and is possibly the toughest one-mile criterium in the U.S. Prior winners include Los Gatos school teacher Bob Tetzlaff, Olympian John Howard, three-time Tour de France winner and California native Greg LeMond, Olympic gold medalist Alexi Grewal, and three-time Tour de California winner Levi Leipheimer.

Visit nevadacityclassic.com for race and course info, categories, and registration.

Tour of California

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The Tour of California switches from February to May, and Mark Cavendish of Great Britain wins the opening stage from Nevada City to Sacramento. Seven-time Tour de France champion (and 2009 NC Classic winner) Lance Armstrong, defending Tour of California champion Levi Leipheimer and a host of top American and international cyclists compete in the event.

2011

A freak May snowstorm in South Lake Tahoe prompts the cancellation of Stage 1 of the Tour of California. The original second stage is shortened, and its departure point changes from Squaw Valley to Nevada City. Ben Swift of Great Britain claims the stage ending in Sacramento.

 

Tour of California

STAGE 2 – May 16
Nevada City to Sacramento

The Tour of California Stage 2 will leave Broad Street, Nevada City, @ 12:30 p.m. The riders are expected to arrive in Sacramento around 3:30 p.m.

The route will start in Nevada City, California (last year’s official Start City) and after working its way west for several miles, the peloton will turn south and head through one of the country’s premier military installations, Beale Air Force Base.

From there it will be a fast ride through the suburbs of Sacramento. Entering the circuit just past the finish line in Sacramento, the riders will begin the first of two circuit laps with a finish at the State Capitol building. You can expect the crowds in Sacramento to be some of the largest for the entire race.

Maps, Posters and T-Shirts on-sale at the Chamber

amgenposterSouvenir Edition Map  – $3
The new 2010 Street Map of Nevada City – Grass Valley – Alta Sierra is available at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. This is a Special Souvenir Edition map honoring the Amgen Tour of California and the 50th Edition of the Nevada City Classic.  Maps are $3.

Amgen Posters – $3
Pick up a copy of the beautiful “It All Starts Here” Amgen poster designed by David McKay and Caylen Balmain.  Posters are $3.

Amgen T-Shirts
Short-sleeved white t-shirts with the “It All Starts Here” graphic, are on-sale at the Chamber Office.  Sizes are Adult S, M, L, XL, XXL.  T-shirts cost $25.