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Amgen Tour of California - Thursday Schedule

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

By: Laura Kath (Expired article)

Los Olivos, CA -

The public is invited to welcome the AMGEN Tour of California (ATOC) bicycle race riding through the Santa Ynez Valley on Thursday, May 16, 2013. There is a free, informal “Viewing Party” along the race route during Stage 5.

WHERE: Corner of Highway 154 and Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos. Note: Foxen & 154 will be closed during the race from about 11am-1pm, so approach from Solvang/Santa Ynez via Alamo Pintado Road/Grand Avenue or Ballard Canyon Road. WHEN: approx. 12:22pm, bicycles turning right onto Foxen Canyon Road.

WHO: You, your staff, friends, family and the public are invited to join members of the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau, Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association, Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association and Los Olivos Business Organization at an informal "viewing party" to see 128 of the top professional cyclists in the world race through the area.

WHY: It's FREE, it's FAST and FUN to watch the 8th edition of this race during Stage 5.

HOW TO WATCH: Bring a lawn chair or blanket, your own refreshments, sunscreen, hat and a camera. Five minutes before the first cyclists arrive, official motorcycle patrols will appear. Stay well inside the barricades and do not touch the riders as they go by. Obey local law enforcement and race course marshals. Leave pets at home; but bring cowbells to ring as the riders approach and pass.

MORE: Solvang was an official Amgen Tour Host City in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. For additional information, visit the main website

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