Saturday, May 18:
10AM-3PM – 119th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival: If you’re coming to town for the weekend to see the Tour, also check out one of Sonoma County’s most honored traditions and one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in Northern California. This year’s theme is “SURF ‘N SAFARI” that pays tribute to the nearby coast, the nature that abounds in Sonoma County, and the classic rock and roll beach music that can still get your feet moving. Immediately after the parade plan on enjoying music, family fun activities, and lots of different food booths throughout the grounds at beautiful Juilliard Park.
Sunday, May 19:
7:30 AM – Ride the Amgen Tour of California Route with Team Swift: Join Team Swift Junior Cycling Development Program & retired Professional racer Steven Cozza for a ride along the finishing miles of the Amgen Tour of California Stage 8 into Santa Rosa. Riders of all levels will go at their own pace along the 35 mile course. For your efforts you will receive a free gift and raffle ticket for a pair of VIP passes to the Stage 8 finish.
7:30 AM – Ride to the Finish: Echelon Cycle & Multisport is offering a chance for amateur cyclists to feel what it is like to ride on a closed race course with its 30-mile ride the morning of the Tour of California finish in downtown Santa Rosa. The route will be part of the same course the peloton will arrive on later in the morning, through the downtown barricades and across the finish line. Registration is free and capped at 50 riders.
8:30 AM – Lifestyle Festival: The Lifestyle Festival, located near the finish line at each stage, is the place to be for all cycling enthusiasts. As the gathering point for all participants, spectators, and vendors, the Festival will feature cycling vendors, cancer awareness education, family activities, food, entertainment and more! There will be plenty to see and do for everyone in your group! FREE BIKE VALET – Ride your bike!
|11:30 AM – Peloton Arrival: The peloton arrives around 11:30am and will take two laps around Downtown Santa Rosa.|
11:45 AM – Awards Ceremony
4-6PM – AMGEN Tour of California Afterparty!: Riders with the RadioShack-Leopard team will be at The Trek Store of Santa Rosa following the Tour of California finish as a fund-raiser for Bike Sonoma. The Bontrager U23 team and Axel Merckx will be there, too! There will a meet-and-greet, question-and-answer session with the riders, an autograph session, food from Peloton Catering, and Lagunitas beer. Tickets are $20 for bicycle coalition members and $25 for non-members.
Stage 1 – Escondido
Stage 2 – Murrieta to Palm Springs
Stage 3 – Palmdale to Santa Clarita
Stage 4 – Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara
Stage 5 – Santa Barbara to Avila Beach
Stage 6 – San Jose Time Trial
Stage 7 – Livermore to Mt. Diablo
Stage 8 – San Francisco to Santa Rosa