The Amgen Tour of California is the largest "Tour de France" style cycling road race in America. It challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding 800+ mile, staged course.
2009 is the first year that Santa Cruz County was included to host a segment of the race.
2012 Monday, May 14, 2012 — Stage 2 finish: San Francisco to Santa Cruz - 117.1 miles.
About 128 bicycle racers started in San Francisco around 8 am, with the first riders reaching Santa Cruz County around 1 pm. The finish line for this stage was held at Cabrillo Community College in Aptos.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 — Stage 3 finish: San Francisco to Santa Cruz - 113.3 miles.
Race starts at 11:15 am in San Francisco, with an estimated time for the first riders to reach Santa Cruz sometime after 3 pm. The finish line for this stage was in front of the Boardwalk on Beach Street.
Monday, February 16, 2009 — Stage 2: Sausalito to Santa Cruz - 115.9 miles.
Race starts at 8:30 am in Sausalito, with an estimated time for the first riders to reach the San Mateo/Santa Cruz County line to be sometime after 10 am. The finish line for this stage was at intersection of Front Street and Cooper Street in Downtown Santa Cruz.
*Please be aware that there will be temporary road closures, delays, and detours around town on the day of the race.