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Amgen Tour of California – Coming Through Elk Grove This Week!

Hundreds of men and women from all over the world come together for California’s Annual Amgen Tour, which officially started Sunday, May 13th. The City of Elk Grove is pleased to be a hosting city, yet again for the 2018 Tour. In addition, on Thursday, May 17th the Men’s Stage 5 Finish and the Women’s Stage 1 Start will be taking place directly in our backyard.

The world’s top professional cyclists will compete in a Tour de France-style cycling road race, along a onerous course spanning hundreds of miles along the coastline of California. Especially relevant, Olympic medalists, World Champions, and Tour de-France competitors will all be competing. Seems like this years teams are made of strong contenders.

During the race, the City of Elk Grove will be participating in The Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival Expo. Important to note, this California Lifestyle Festival Expo is Located on Big Horn Blvd, from 10:15am – 4:30pm. While you enjoy the race, over 40+ brands from all over the region will be providing services, products and exciting promotional offers. Therefore, at no cost, you and your family can enjoy fun, food and entertainment while hanging out at the finish line. Meeting the Riders, attending morning and evening ceremonies, and visiting over 40 exhibitors are just a few of the exciting things happening. Don’t worry, you will not miss out on the race. Most noteworthy, they have large screen televisions for your viewing pleasure. Hence, it should be an exciting event to watch with your family.

If you’ve got young ones, don’t forget to register for the Strider Race. Kids from 18 months to 5 years old will have fun participating in kid-friendly competitive riding. Also, you won’t want to miss seeing your kiddos enjoy the thrill of riding and experiencing the pleasure of life on wheels.

This year, in addition to hospitality passes and finish line events, the VIP experience provided by the Amgen Tour is taking things to a higher level. Furthermore, VIP’s will havemore access to the riders and the exciting ins and outs of the race. While going behind the scenes live, you have the unique privilege of witnessing the riders prepare for the race and more. Therefore, sign up today for the VIP Car Ride to take advantage of this incredible experience.

For more information on the Amgen Tour of California, including volunteer opportunities and sponsorship inquires, visit https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

Don’t forget to watch NBC sports May 17th from 2pm to 4pm for live coverage from the City of Elk Grove. To check out the route maps for both the men and women’s teams, receive information on detours, road closures and trash service changes, and other exciting information for race day in Elk Grove, visit www.Elkgrovecity.org/amgentoc.

To receive exciting details of the race stage-by-stage, day-by-day, download the Tour Tracker app for up-to-date coverage and updates throughout the entire competition.

We can’t wait to see you there!


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