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Glen Ellen Olympic medalist Ducarroz honored by Sonoma

Devils Darlin’s cruise with Nikita starts at the SDC
Glen Ellen Olympic medalist Ducarroz honored by Sonoma


Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Nikita Ducarroz will visit her hometown and be honored by the City of Sonoma at an event in front of City Hall, located at No. 1 Sonoma Plaza, on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Sonoma Mayor Jack Ding and members of the city council will help celebrate Ducarroz’s Olympic achievements. The public is welcome to attend.

Ducarroz, who was raised in Glen Ellen, represented her father’s homeland of Switzerland when she won the bronze medal in women’s BMX freestyle cycling in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Also having won a silver medal at the UCI World Championships in France and a gold medal at the 2021 European BMX Championships in Moscow, she has catapulted to #1 worldwide in her sport.

The city recognition is one of several events celebrating Ducarroz on Jan 15. The festivities begin with a Devils Darlin’s Car Cruise that will start at 1:15 p.m. in Eldridge, travel through Glen Ellen and the Springs, and end in the Sonoma Plaza “horseshoe” in front of City Hall at 2 p.m. The public is invited to come out at any point along the driving route to cheer on the local Olympian as she drives by. A route map is available on the city’s website at

Following the plaza ceremony, Ducarroz and her coach, Daniel Wedemeijer, will be at Picazo Kitchen & Bar, located at 19101 Sonoma Hwy. in the Maxwell Village Shopping Center, for a “meet and greet” after 3 p.m. People who want to be guaranteed table seating at the restaurant are encouraged to make a reservation using or by calling (707) 935-3287.

Glen Ellen Olympic medalist Ducarroz honored by Sonoma
Coach Daniel Wedemeijer and Nikita Ducarroz pose with the bronze from the Tokyo Olympics. Source: Nikita Ducarroz