Dec 1, 2014
Category: Host Cities  Stage 2 

Sure, everyone who visits California puts megacities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego on their must-see list. But seasoned travelers know that the best way to get a real feel of the heart and soul of a state is to visit the small towns. Stage 2 of the tenth anniversary Amgen Tour of California will give you a chance to visit two California small towns: Nevada City and Lodi. Let’s take a closer look at Nevada City in this host city preview.

Nov 11, 2014
Category: Host Cities  Stage 1 

I fell in love last May. I had visited her a couple times before, but this time was different. I don’t know exactly what it was, but this trip I was completed enamored by her beauty, charmed by her radiance, and allured by her history and grace. My heart was enraptured yet this was the first stop on an eight-day adventure. How could I fall so fast? My travels continued yet she stayed ever present on my mind. Her name? Sacramento.

Oct 21, 2014
Category: Host Cities  Women's Races 

Now we know where we’re going on the tenth Amgen Tour of California. Hopefully you caught the Monday morning press conference held in Sacramento where America’s Greatest Race will start May 10, 2015 on a roughly 8-day, 700-mile journey from the State Capitol Building in Northern California to Southern California where the race will conclude in Pasadena on May 17. Amgen Tour of California and AEG honcho Kristin Bachochin announced the thirteen host cities for the men’s race along with the news that the world’s fastest women will compete for four days at a stage race and time trial powered by SRAM.

May 28, 2014
Category: General  Host Cities  Women's Races  Ride 2 Recovery  Stage 1  Stage 2 

California has always been the place where big dreams come true. The Amgen Tour of California and Visit California teamed up to make Glendale, Arizona’s Andrea Barron’s dreams come true when she won the Dream Big Sweepstakes sending her and a guest to watch the first two stages of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Barron received VIP access and treatment all weekend in Sacramento, including roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations along with an official Amgen Tour of California merchandise package and an autographed leader’s jersey. The vivacious Barron introduced herself to me while hob knobbing with race execs, sponsors and VIPs at a private ZD Wines event in Old Town Sacramento the day before the race started. Overflowing with infectious joy, Barron’s warm and generous spirit is evident in her winning smile. We’ve kept in touch and recently I chatted with the Senior Technical Project Manager at AT&T about her experiences visiting the Amgen Tour of California.

May 16, 2014
Category: General  Host Cities  Stage 5 

I’m so in love with California and the romance grows sweeter each day. I wake up not knowing what unexpected adventure will take place in my itinerant travels with the 2014 Amgen Tour of California.

May 15, 2014
Category: Host Cities  Stage 5 

Stage 5 winner Taylor Phinney is no stranger to Santa Barbara.

“I’ve spent a couple weeks each winter in the Solvang-Los Olivos area, but it’s pretty boring up there so I come down to Santa Barbara a lot more if I feel like I need to have a social life. But it is good to be secluded up in the Santa Ynez Valley.”

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