Nominations are being taken now for the U.S Bicycling Hall of Fame’s class of 2013.
Submissions are due before Friday, and can be sent by downloading the nomination form at www.usbhof.org/nomination-process.
The four official induction categories for 2013 are modern road and track competitor (1971 to 2008), veteran road and track competitor (1970 and prior), off-road competitor (mountain bike, BMX, Cyclocross) and contributor to the sport of cycling.
Additional information about the process can be found on the website.
Registration is now open for the Davis Aquadarts’ Springdarts program, a spring session for young swimmers in kindergarten through high school that begins next month.
Swimmers have a choice of two sessions: the full quarter (March 11 through June 7) or the eight-week version (April 15 through June 7).
The city-operated batting cages at Playfields Park in South Davis are now open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays through Fridays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. The cages also are available for private rental.
Registration for the city of Davis spring softball leagues starts on Monday.
Signups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, March 15, or earlier if the leagues fill. League play begins Monday, April 1. Fees for the nine-game season are $510 per men’s team and $471 per coed team. Each team also must pay a $20 fee for ASA registration.
The ticket office at Raley Field will open for the season on Sunday, March 10, and the Sacramento River Cats are celebrating with a preseason party presented by Raley’s and Bel Air, featuring free food, a live band, two photo booths, free stadium tours and balloon artists for children.
At the festivities — which are free and open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. — fans will get an all-access look at Raley Field in advance of this season’s Opening Night, scheduled for Thursday, April 4. Free stadium tours will be available throughout the event, and will include photo opportunities in the clubhouse.
Entertainment for young River Cats fans will include balloon artists, photo booths and bounce houses as well as an appearance by Dinger.
Round Table Pizza will be distributing free pizza samples, while free hot dogs and soda also will be available. Raley’s will provide food samples of different items throughout the concourse area.