What's Happening: Bikes, barks & roses

This Weekend
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Hop on your bike, strap on your helmet and ride over to Bikefest. The city of Roseville's 19th annual family-friendly bicycle safety event features fun obstacle courses, riding demonstrations, entertainment and bike-related giveaways for all children. Make sure your helmet fits correctly and your bike is in tip-top shape with safety inspections. Plus, you could upgrade your ride with grand prize drawings for bicycles!

What: Bikefest

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Woodbridge Elementary School, 515 Niles Ave. in Roseville

Cost: Free

Info: (916) 774-5365 or


By any other name ...

The Sierra Foothills Rose Society will have a "Golden Celebration" during its annual rose show this month. The 50th annual competition brings amateur rose growers from around the area to Bushnell Gardens in Granite Bay to show off their petal prowess. Special arrangement categories such as "Golden Rule" and "On Golden Pond" play off this year's 50th anniversary theme. The public can peruse (and smell) the entries.

What: Sierra Foothills Rose Society 50th annual Rose Show

When: Open to public 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bushnell Gardens Nursery, 5255 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay

Cost: Free



Doggie day out

Dogs get to enjoy a fall festival this weekend with the Placer SPCA's Barktoberfest. This two-day event is a festival for canines and their owners. Bring your pooch to a fundraiser Saturday to enjoy tastings from restaurants, wineries and breweries, dog treats, and live and silent auctions. Sunday features the crowning of the dog king and queen, a doggie parade, doggie games and contests, food and canine demonstrations. Proceeds benefit Placer SPCA.

What: Barktoberfest: Barks and Bids

When: 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, 4747 Granite Drive in Rocklin

Cost: $40

Info: (916) 782-7722 or

What: Barktoberfest: A Festival for Canines and Their Well-Behaved Human Companions

When: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Telefunken Semiconductors, 7501 Foothills Blvd. in Roseville

Cost: Free

Info: (916) 782-7722 or

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