We’re all getting ready for Levi Leipheimer’s GranFondo in our own way. Some of us are stepping up at the gym. Others are riding longer weekend rides. Leipheimer himself? Why, he showed up at the Wednesday Night Dirt Crits in Howarth Park last week, filled out an entry form, got a paper-plate number to affix to his handlebars and raced the dirt trail alongside all the other regular folks riding after work. Crazy! This weekend, the training continues with five different courses in Saturday’s Break the Cycle ride, open to the public, culminating with the Northern California Bike Expo
, with loads of vendors, street food, live music, custom bike exhibits, bike parades and even a bicycle-powered performance of The Last Seed
by the Imaginists Theatre Collective. Celebrate the area’s rich and ever-growing cycling culture on Sunday, Aug. 22, in Santa Rosa’s Juilliard Park. 10am to 4pm. Free. 707.545.0153.