Route Information: May 18, 2014 - Stage 8 Overall Finish
The City of Thousand Oaks is a premiere community recognized for being one of the most desirable places in California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family. Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in Ventura County, 8 to12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Thousand Oaks is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains with over 15,000 acres of natural publicly owned open space located within the City's boundaries. This open space contains 75 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or just leisurely walking.
While this natural acreage gives the community the best of nature, another source of pride is the Civic Arts Plaza. Opened in 1994, this jewel of cultural arts has become a beacon for our region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, children's shows, ballets, and much more.
Thousand Oaks is a family-oriented community of 128,000, and the base of several thousand companies who provide over 70,000 jobs. It is home to excellent schools, outstanding parks, and a myriad of shopping opportunities, including the largest auto mall in the nation. Named the safest city with a population over 100,000 in California, Thousand Oaks continues to be a premiere community for families and businesses.
"Thousand Oaks has served as host to the final stages of this international cycling race on several occasions and we are thrilled to host the world class event again this year showcasing our City's beautiful scenery and landscapes."
- Mayor, Claudia Bill-de la Peña
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