Friday, March 6, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Battle against cancer fought on two wheels

Clare and David Wiley of Woodland finish the 2012 Livestrong Challenge holding hands — Clare on the survivors' side of the fence and David on the supporters' side. Clare has battled leiomyosarcoma for nine years. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

By
From page A11 | June 21, 2013 |

More than 800 bicyclists will fill the streets of Davis and the rural roads of Yolo and Solano counties this weekend as they ride up to 100 miles to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Livestrong Challenge activities will be focused on downtown’s Central Park. The riders will leave early Sunday to pedal 20, 45, 65 or 100 miles, raising money for the fight against cancer.

The Davis challenge is one of only three such events nationwide in 2013. The funds raised through rider pledges and sponsorships are distributed by the Livestrong Foundation for cancer research, prevention, early detection and control programs. Last year, riders in the Davis event raised more than $950,000.

Community members are invited to visit the Livestrong Challenge Village in Central Park to peruse the health-related and event sponsor displays. The village will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., alongside the Davis Farmers Market, which operates from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Riders may pick up their registration packets in the park.

The booths also will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A free bicycle rodeo will be available for kids as well as the popular bicycle-powered Central Park carousel. Once they finish their bicycle ride, Livestrong Challenge riders will be able to enjoy post-race food and refreshments at Central Park. All four of the bicycle course routes will close to riders at 4 p.m.

Live music from Joy & Madness, The Nickel Slots and Zapato Viejo is planned from noon to 4 p.m. as part of the weekend-long Davis Music Festival.

Livestrong personnel started raising the familiar white Village Expo tents on Thursday and Friday. B Street between Fourth and Fifth streets will be closed from 8 a.m. Thursday to Monday morning. Motorists and neighbors can use University Avenue or any of the other streets along the Fifth Street corridor to get downtown.

C Street next to Central Park between Third and Fourth streets will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, immediately following the market to allow for the construction of the start and finish zone, a city news release said. C Street will reopen by 8 p.m. Sunday. Parking for Sunday services at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St., will be available after riders leave C Street at 7:30 a.m., the release said.

Other road closures and no-parking zones will be in effect around Central Park on Sunday morning.

For a complete list of the dates and times for the Central Park area street closures, visit www.cityofdavis.org and click on the “Livestrong Challenge” information.

On Sunday,the assembled bicycle riders will begin their rides at 7:30 a.m. by heading south on C Street. They then will travel east through downtown on Second Street, north on F Street to County Road 29, and then west onto Yolo County roads.

Descriptions of the various courses to be ridden and registration information can be found under the “Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis” route and event information at:
https://www.teamlivestrong.org/events/1400. Riders can still sign up and registrations will be available online and in person at Central Park up until Sunday.

Rest stops along the cycling routes will be staffed by local volunteers and community groups. The Challenge is not considered a race and Livestrong bicycle riders are instructed to use regular “rules of the road” while they safely complete their distance course.

At the finish line in Davis, each cancer survivor who finishes will receive a yellow long-stemmed rose. Community members are invited to cheer the riders as they leave Davis on Sunday morning and as they return to Central Park.

Other Livestrong Challenge bicycle rides will take place this year in Philadelphia on Aug. 17 and in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 20. For more information about the Davis event, visit www.cityofdavis.org or call the city manager’s office at 530-757-5602.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

‘Topping out': Sign a building beam at the Shrem Museum

By Jeffrey Day | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Life after lawn: Fifty greens for shade

By Katie F. Hetrick | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Bay Area developers join Mace proposal

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

 
Trial ordered in Davis child death case

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

 
Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

NASA craft circling Ceres in first visit to dwarf planet

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
CHP car hit with bullet on highway

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

UCD police warn of sexual battery incident

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Bob Dunning: There’s an exception to every rule

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

Got sun? Indoor herbs can thrive on windowsills

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3

 
How can we know that the products we buy for our homes are safe?

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Quick home improvements that raise your resale value

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Spring-clean your kitchen in five easy steps

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Need a new best friend?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6 | Gallery

 
UCD improving farming, food production with fewer pesticides

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: B6 | Gallery

PSAs highlight area nonprofits

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

 
Peripheral neuropathy support offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6

Workshop eyes creating peace through creative play

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6

 
Museum brick sales to end this month

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6

 
Cabrillo Club plans membership dinner

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6

Dryers: Homes’ energy guzzlers just got greener

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Waldorf’s spring tea party doubles as open house

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Register online for Woodland rec classes

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Older adults will discuss conscious aging movement

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7Comments are off for this post

Porkers on display at Hattie Weber Museum

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
St. John’s shows off cuisine at brunch

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

Seniors serious about fitness

By Savannah Holmes | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Pig out at Pig Day Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

.

Forum

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

 
Some convicts don’t deserve parole hearings

By Tom Elias | From Page: B4

Here’s how to make college cheaper

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

 
Obama’s world is a dangerous place

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

Dirty laundry on the company line

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B9

 
.

Sports

Marsh provides radio images of a ‘magical’ Aggie hoops season

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Blue Devil volleyballers cruise in home opener

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS girls track and field team reloads for 2015

By Dylan Lee | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
UCD women fall at UCR

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Aggie men clinch Big West crown

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Sports briefs: Bella Vista slips past DHS softballers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

.

Features

 
Rec Report: Looking ahead to spring break

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

What’s happening

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B5

 
Wineaux: A local diamond in the rough, revisited

By Susan Leonardi | From Page: A9

.

Arts

Steve Kiser’s work on display at Gallery 1855

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Tables available at Vinyl and Music Fair

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': Second-rate

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
Learn from experts at ‘Art of Painting’ conference

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

Tom Brousseau to visit ‘Live in the Loam’ on KDRT

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

 
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ auditions set

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela celebrate Mandela’s legacy

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A12 | Gallery

 
.

Business

Honey, we shrank the SUV — and Europe loves it

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Friday, March 6, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B10