05.21.11 | Stage 7 Start
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The City of Claremont is proud to welcome for the first time the Amgen Tour of California for the mountainous Stage Seven start. Claremont is a cycling-centric community of over 36,000 residents and home of the prestigious Claremont Colleges
Located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont is best known for its beautiful tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and prestigious college campuses reminiscent of old New England. Within its vibrant core, the City boasts a charming Village comprised of a variety of shopping, dining, and professional services. Historic Route 66 travels through the city which is nestled on the lower slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Its residential neighborhoods are distinctive and attractive and property values are among the highest in Southern California. Money magazine in their list of "America's Best Places To Live," named Claremont as number five in the Nation. The city's well maintained streets and neighborhoods, numerous parks, unique shopping and dining, and warm community spirit contributed to this distinction.
Since 1887, Claremont has been a welcoming destination for visitors and an inviting place to call home. The city looks forward to hosting the Tour of California and sharing our community with the world.
Special Events In Claremont For 2011 ATOC
8 am - Pancake Breakfast
Start your day of with a hearty breakfast in the charming Village just steps from the start line and team buses.
ALL Day - Experience all the excitement of the Stage Seven Start in the heart of downtown Claremont. The streets in front of the Claremont Depot will be filled with booths, bands, and fun. Plan to visit one of the Villages many restaurants for lunch or dinner and live television coverage of the race.
"As a City committed to promoting cycling for recreation and transportation, Claremont is pleased to be a host city for the Tour of California. We invite the world to experience the warmth and hospitality of our unique and vibrant community."
— Jeffrey C. Parker, City Manager