SOURCE: City of San Jose, California

January 17, 2008 06:00 ET

San Jose Officials to Outline How City Will Be Cycling Epicenter in February

Signature, World-Class Cycling Events Return

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) -


Event:       A press conference will be held to share information
             concerning the upcoming 2008 Amgen Tour of California
             Modesto-to-San Jose Stage 3 Finish, the second annual
             Webcor King of the Mountain Ride, benefiting Fit for
             Learning, and new City of San Jose cycling initiatives.

Who:         Sam Liccardo, Councilmember, San Jose City Council

             Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership
             Group and Co-Chair Local Organizing Committee, 2008 Amgen
             Tour of California

             Paul Krutko, Chief Development Officer, City of San Jose
             and Co-Chair Local Organizing Committee, 2008 Amgen Tour
             of California

When:        9:30 a.m.
             Thursday
             January 17, 2008

Where:       Rotunda
             San Jose City Hall
             200 E. Santa Clara Street

Background:  For more than a century, San Jose has been key center for
             cycling sport. San Jose and Silicon Valley's long history of
             cycling includes the production of the first mechanically
             pedaled bicycle in North America -- created in the 1800s; the
             first bicycling club, the Garden City Wheelmen, formed in 1884
             and the Hellyer Park Velodrome is currently the only velodrome
             in Northern California, and is one of 19 still in existence in
             the United States. To continue and celebrate this cycling
             legacy and raise awareness surrounding health, fitness and the
             environment, San Jose will host a series of cycling events and
             programs Feb. 16-23 that will involve public and private
             sectors, and professional and amateur riders.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Steven Brewster
    (408) 535-8168 office
    (415) 577-8851 mobile