In addition to world-class cycling and elite athletes, the annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s most prestigious professional cycling race, brings with it exciting experiences for California residents and visitors each spring. From a no-cost, day-long Lifestyle Festival located near the finish line each race day to special VIP Experiences that give fans a front seat to the action, America’s largest cycling event has lots of fun on tap for May.
Unlike any other sport, fans of all ages can interact with the athletes before the race kicks off each morning. Cyclists arrive in team buses and begin warming up about two hours before the race, and many are accessible for meet-and-greets and photos. Fans also congregate near the announcer stage for autographs and photos as each rider signs in for the day.
The 2018 Amgen Tour of California will traverse 645 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines during seven stages from Long Beach to Sacramento May 13-19, while the Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s premier women cyclists, will cover upward of 187 miles over three stages from May 17-19.
While fans await the cyclists at each day’s finish line, they can partake in the race’s popular daylong Lifestyle Festival. Designed to provide and promote healthy lifestyle and cycling-related experiences, the Lifestyle Festival offers a day of no-cost entertainment and fun for everyone, from families to first-time race visitors to veteran fans.
Located adjacent to the daily finish line, the Lifestyle Festival is an engaging and interactive space with more than 40 exhibitors daily, family activities, food and drink, live race streaming on large video screens, cancer and cardiovascular awareness education and more.