“Cycle Winters” Downtown Bike Installation

“Cycle Winters” Downtown Bike Installation

Downtown bike installation opening during Fourth Friday Feast, with live music by the “Hey-Nows”, Friday, June 27th, 6 until 8:30 pm.

An installation and exhibition celebrating the rich bike community in Winters and Yolo County. Local downtown business’ will create bike art to display outside their storefront to create a fun bike-walk alon the streets all summer long.

Special thanks to these downtown Winters Merchants:

Mike’s Velo City, RootStock, Berryessa Gap, Zoily’s, Spin a Yarn & Brass Tacks, Steady Eddy’s, Buckhorn, Turkovich Winery, Cloth Carousel,

For more information feel free to contact RootStock at 530 794-6008 or info@rootstockgifts.com


Winters Road Race

Saturday August 24th, 2013

Start times for the various catagories between 8am and 9:15am!

Velo Promo, Monticello CC and Golden Chain Cyclists present the 15th Annual



An Event of the 2013California Cup


Sign up at:  https://www.bikereg.com/Net/winters-road-race

Visit:           Monticello Cycling Club




Course: A 24 mile loop open road race course. With a short change since 2008:  No English Hills section (same as 2008-12). Start is a promenade out of Winters ½ mile onto the loop. Loop: South on Winters Road, west on Allendale, south on Timm, west on Cantelowe, north on Pleasants Valley, east on Putah Creek Road, and then south again on Winters Road. Finish line is on Putah Creek ½ mile before rejoining Winters Road. The last ½ mile of Cantelowe is a steep twisty decent; use caution!!  All of the roads are narrow; if you can’t stay to the right of the centerline, stay home.


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May is Bike Month!

Events in Winters…

Nationally, May is officially “Bike Month” where people are being encouraged to get out of their cars and bike to work, school and social activities within their community. In Winters, there are a number of activities and challenges which are geared to promote the benefits of using your bike. A small coalition of representatives from the WJUSD, the City of Winters and community volunteers calling themselves “Winters Bikes” will be leading the charge in getting people out of their cars and onto their bikes.


On May 9, Winters Bikes will be sponsoring a “Bike Rodeo” during recess at Shirley Rominger Intermediate School. Students will have an opportunity to learn about bike safety and participate in a variety of fun and educational bike activities.


The Winters City Council is also encouraging citizens to ride their bikes to all City and community activities during the month of May. Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry said “I commit to ride my bike to all meetings and social events I do in town during May. In a town the size of Winters, it only makes sense to use a bike.” Mayor Pro Tem Woody Fridae also plans to ride his bike to his job at Shirley Rominger School during May. “My hybrid car is great for long road trips,” said Fridae, “but for my own personal health and reducing the carbon footprint, I think biking is the right way to go!”


At Winters High School, students in the Ag/FFA Class will be riding 24 bikes donated by Winters Bikes to and from the Ag site versus taking the bus from the high school. Senior Nieves Serratos said, “riding a bicycle is important for everyone. For the students it’s good because they get exercise and some learn bike riding skills, and it’s good for the teachers to get exercise as well”.


Both the City of Winters and the WJUSD have entered the Sacramento Region’s May is Bike Month Challenge for Cities and Schools. The City and District will be competing against other Sacramento agencies for the number of participants who log miles on their bikes versus cars during the month. Check out the Mayisbikemonth.comto see how the City and District are doing.


Winters Bikes has been organized by Winters High School English Teacher Matt Ariel Biers with the goal of getting more young people to use bikes. The Committee includes Superintendent Brent Cushenbery, Principal Paul Fawcett along with City representatives Woody Fridae, Carol Scianna and John Donlevy. Community representatives include Roger Wilmarth, Jean Marc Leninger and Patick Van Dyke. Their website is www.wintersbikes.org


Winters Bikes is open to persons interested in joining the group or donating bikes for students to use at Winters High School. For more information, contact Carol Scianna at (530) 794-6715.

City Seeks Input – Bikeway Master Plan

From the current flyer in the City utility bill…

“In preparation for an update to the Winters Bikeway System Master Plan, the City is seeking input regarding bike usage. A short surey has been developed and is available online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M9CQP76. Hard copies of the survery are also available at City Hall, the Community Center, the Winters Community Library and Visitors Center. The deadline for responding is Thursday, December 20th. Please take a moment to complete the survey. For more information call Mary Jo Rodolfa at 794 6711.”