L'Etape California 2019
Date: June 9, 2019
Location: Mount Baldy, CA
L’Etape California by Le Tour de France invites riders to experience the Tour de France in California by designing a challenging ride that visually recreates the atmosphere of riding a grueling mountain stage of the world’s most famous cycling race. Created in conjunction with Tour de France Race Organizers, L’Etape California is your only chance to experience the Tour De France Legend in the United States.
The third edition of L’Etape California will feature a return to the illustrious Mount Baldy on June 9; just weeks after we watch the Men and Women of the Amgen Tour of California summit the Southern California landmark.
All L’Etape California participants will begin their journey together as part of an escorted peloton. Riders on the 55 mile route will encounter two timed climbs, while those on the 90 mile route will conquer a third. All though the event is not a race, friends can fight for bragging rights to establish themselves as endurance general classification riders or Classics domestiques reserved for short bursts. No matter the comparison, all riders are welcomed to enjoy a post ride meal!
Short Course Approximately 55 miles with 8,000 feet of climbing
Long Course – Approximately 90 miles with 12,000 feet of climbing
Both routes will feature Rest Stops approximately every 1-2 hours along the ride to keep participants fueled and hydrated. Free mechanical support will be provided by SRAM at the start line and along the course.
Saturday, June 8: Event Expo, Rider Check-In, Tour de France Ambassador Meet & Greet
Sunday, June 9: Ride, Post-Event Meal & Entertainment
For more information and registration please visit www.letapecalifornia.com
ABOUT THE SERIES
L’Etape California by Le Tour de France is part of the larger, global Etape du Tour Ride Series. The series – created by the organizers of the Tour de France – encourages cyclists around the world to ride like Tour legends in over 10 international locations including Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and the United Kingdom. The original Etape du Tour ride was established in 1993 and has grown to include over 15,000 annual riders making it the premiere mass participation ride in Europe. Though the course changes yearly, the ride is always a goal of passionate Tour de France fans as they get to experience the roads just days before the professional riders.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION?
- L’Etape California Water Bottle
- L’Etape California Gym Bag
- Finisher Medal
- Four Full Rest Stops, Two Water Stops
- SRAM Mechanic support on course and at Expo
- Personalized bib number
- Post Ride Meal and Local Beer
- King and Queen of the Mountain Competition (three timed climbs) – Best Male and Female climbers receive a trip to compete in the 2019 Etape du Tour in France
- Q & A with Tour de France Ambassador
- Tour de France Museum – see how the race is organized and the history that makes this the World’s most popular cycling race
- Memorable times celebrating the Tour de France with your friends, family, and club mates!