A taste of the Tour

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Members of Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class – including Norm Roth of Los Altos, right – participate in her Tour de France-inspired summer session on a recent Saturday morning at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

For the students in Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class, the closest they likely will get to the Tour de France is a bike vacation in the Loire Valley.

Yet that doesn’t stop them from filing in to an exercise room at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center on summer mornings to race across France, all without leaving Silicon Valley.

Los Altos High's new athletic director Noeth excited about challenges that come with the job

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth is a Miami Dolphins fan; her uncle, Kim Bokamper, played for the team.

Los Altos High’s new athletic director has found an effective way to connect with coaches – through their stomachs.

Armed with coffee and bagels, Michelle Bokamper Noeth invited all of the school’s coaches to stop by her office the morning of July 12 to get acquainted. While she wasn’t sure how many coaches would pop in, because it’s summertime, Noeth was pleased with the turnout.

Local equestrian makes smooth transition from hunters division to jumpers division

Courtesy of Lauren Neumann
Los Alto resident Lauren Neumann rides Fireball in a recent horse show.

If you’re looking for Lauren Neumann, a likely place to find the 16-year-old is at a horse barn in Woodside.

The Los Altos resident has a passion for riding horses, something she’s done since age 6. She began by riding ponies and at 13 got her own horse.

St. Francis recognized for strength program

St. Francis High received a 2017 Strength of America Award at Friday’s National Strength and Conditioning Association’s National Conference Awards Banquet in Las Vegas.

The award – bestowed by the NSCA and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition – recognizes St. Francis for representing the gold standard in strength and conditioning.

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