Sacramento County is proud to host, for the very first time, the overall finish stage of the 11th annual Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling event in the United States. On May 22, Sacramento will be abuzz with both the men’s and women’s finishing stages of the tour.
The final stage comes after the riders’ cycle throughout California, kicking-off in San Diego May 15, ending at the Capitol building on May 22. The nearly 800 mile tour will end with an 84-mile Final Stage highlighting the beauty of the Sacramento region. The riders will travel along the Sacramento River through the delta and cross the iconic Tower Bridge twice before crossing the finish line around the Capitol building.
“Sacramento County is proud to welcome the 2016 Amgen Tour of California back to our capital region. We're excited to showcase the most beautiful areas of the County and celebrate the tour finale here in California's capital." said Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan, Chair, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.
Sacramento County is also home to Stage 6 of the men’s race and Stage 2 of the women’s race. Both events will ride through the City of Folsom on Friday, May 20.
The Sutter Health Community Ride, sponsored by Sacramento County, is fun for the whole family – beginning in Folsom at 10am and tours the scenic American River Parkway before ending at the Sacramento stage finish in downtown Sacramento. The ride is open to the public and will include cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
Live race coverage can been seen on NBC Sports Network and many local restaurants are hosting viewing parties complete with food and drink specials as well as Amgen Tour of California swag.
Participate in “May is Bike Month” by riding your bike to all the Tour of California events. There will be a free bike valet at the west steps of the Capitol sponsored by Sacramento County.
For a full list of day-of event information visit the Sacramento Sports Commission.