- Saturday, May 20, 2017
America’s Greatest Cycling Race
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions.
Amgen Tour of California is accompanied by a cycling lifestyle festival where thousands of fans will have the opportunity to be treated like VIPs, the lifestyle festival is held adjacent to the finish line each day. Designed to provide healthy lifestyle and cycling-related experiences, the Lifestyle Festival is a great event that provides a day of entertainment for fans of all ages. The Lifestyle Festival serves as the central hub for fans to interact with exhibitors and other enthusiasts as they wait for the cyclists to cross the finish line. The daylong festival will feature cycling products and demos, cancer awareness education, family activities, food, and entertainment. Visitors can congregate among fellow race watchers, take in live music, grab lunch or a beverage in the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden and watch the race live on outdoor video screens. In Pasadena, the lifestyle festival will take place in front of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, at 300 Green Street, Pasadena, California 91109, across from Paseo Colorado. A free bike valet will be available at the Lifestyle Festival on the Pasadena Convention Center site.
Watch the race live with the premier Tour Tracker app presented by Microsoft featuring up-to-the-minute, comprehensive information. The app can be downloaded free of charge via iTunes and Google Play→.
2017 Race Dates
⯈Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race begins Thursday, May 11th in South Lake Tahoe and concludes on Sunday, May 14th in Sacramento.
⯈Amgen Tour of California Men’s Race begins Sunday, May 14th in Sacramento, and concludes on Saturday, May 20th in Pasadena, California. Details→
Hotels for Amgen Tour of California
There are many hotel options near the stage 7 finish line in Pasadena, whether you prefer the grandeur of the Langham Huntington Pasadena; the modern boutique accommodations at dusitD2 Hotel Constance; or the reliable comfort of the Westin, Courtyard Marriott, Residence Inn Marriott, Hilton, or Sheraton. More→
Things to do in Pasadena
Pasadena is the second oldest city in Los Angeles County, it is located just 10 miles (17 km) northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. A popular light rail train called the Metro Gold Line connects DTLA to downtown Pasadena in just 16 minutes. Pasadena is a cultural hub of Los Angeles, with a concentration of museums, performing arts spaces and architectural landmarks. Here’s a list of highlights during the Amgen Tour of California.
Norton Simon Museum
A world-renowned museum exhibiting exciting works from its vast collection, including masterpieces by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, Rivera and Warhol to name just a few. More→
Pasadena Museum of California Art
PMCA is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Their parking garage was completely painted over by Kenny Scharf. More→
A craftsman museum designed in 1908 by famed architects Greene & Greene. More→
A research facility and cultural center surrounded by 120 acres of breathtaking gardens, library, and art collections. More→
Old Pasadena Walking Tour
Arrive a few days early to take a docent-led walking tour of Old Pasadena offering historical, architectural, and cultural information about the city. The tour will take place on Sunday, May 7th. Details→
Pasadena Ice Skating Center
NHL regulation ice rink offering hockey, figure skating, free skate hours, major competitions. More→
The only State Theatre of California was established in 1917. More→
Pasadena’s original commercial district—a registered historic landmark—is distinct for low-rise, Victorian-era brick buildings and a beautiful network of alleyways that made way for liveries before the automobile was in common use. More→
Since 1917, a funky and creative neighborhood has culminated around the Pasadena Playhouse. This is where you will find coffee shops, wine shops, vinyl record stores, vintage shops and lots and lots of public art. More→
South Lake Avenue District
Experience the midcentury charm of Pasadena’s South Lake Avenue District. Retailers and restaurants line ten tree-lined blocks near Caltech. More→
View the full events calendar→
Stage 1 South Lake Tahoe, May 11
Stage 2 South Lake Tahoe, May 12
Stage 3 Elk Grove→Sacramento, May 13
Stage 4 Sacramento, May 14
Stage 1 (Overall Start): Sacramento, May 14
Stage 2 Modesto→San Jose, May 15
Stage 3 Pismo Beach→Morro Bay, May 16
Stage 4 Santa Barbara→Santa Clarita, May 17
Stage 5 Ontario→Mount Baldy, May 18
Stage 6 (Time Trial) Big Bear Lake, May 19
Stage 7 Mountain High→Pasadena, May 20
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Areas along and adjacent to the route will be impacted by street closures and no parking zones. Please plan accordingly and review the public access map. For further information about street closures and towed vehicles, call (626) 795-9311.
Motors will begin sweeping the route at 11:00 am for vehicles parked along the race course. Motors will locate vehicles in violation, cite the vehicle and then complete a temporary tow request. Stand-by tow trucks will remove the vehicle to the former Kaiser lot located at 450 N. Lake Avenue. Vehicles claimed before 5:00 pm will be released to the owner without tow fees. Vehicles not picked-up by 5:00 pm will be stored in the normal manner.
For inquiries about towed vehicles prior to 2:00 pm on event day please call (626) 795-9311. For inquiries about towed vehicles after 2:00 pm on race day please call (626) 744-4241.
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