I want to congratulate and thank Modesto Mayor Jim Ridenour and City Councilwoman Kristin Olsen and everyone else who helped bring the Amgen Tour of California to Modesto in 2008. I have been to this event and it is exciting to see these skilled bicycle racers ride. To support them in our own town is an honor and will contribute to giving Modesto a positive spin. Thank you to everyone who is bringing culture through the arts, music, sports, etc. to our town!