Amgen 2011 Tour Of California Begins May 15

The 2011 Amgen Tour of California is only five weeks away and the excitement is building rapidly.  The Tour of California begins May 15 and stages run every day until May 22nd.  The tour is the biggest and most high profile cycling event in North America.
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The Amgen Tour of California is based on the Tour De France style of staged road races, and provides a superb, demanding course running south along the coast of California.  The worlds best professional cycling teams are scheduled to race as they do each year.  The ultra successful Tour of California was founded by Amgen in 2005 and has grown into a premier cycling event in California and all of North America.  The tour was an initiative to raise awareness of the resources available to those affected by cancer.

The Tour of California hits some great towns and cities in California, allowing for fan participation in many available events and activities.  It presents a great opportunity to not only watch some great cycling, but affords an opportunity to experience great cities, activities, dining, and scenery.

2011 Tour of California Cities

The Tour of California begins in Lake Tahoe and ends in Thousand Oaks, CA.  It makes stops in the following cities:





San Jose


Paso Robles



Mt. Baldy

Santa Clarita

There are “Lifestyle Festivals” at each stages finish line, and is a popular place for all cycling fans.  It’s a spectacle every cyclist should experience, with health and fitness expos, cycling gear, biking safety, and of course food and entertainment is in abundance.

Be sure to check out this years 2011 Amgen Tour of California from May 15th through May 22nd, and experience all California has to offer.

Here’s some additional official info on the tour:

AMGEN Tour of California

Nineteen Elite Teams announced for 2011 Amgen Tour of California. A world-class field of professional cycling teams, rivaling every other stage race in 2011 


Stages | Amgen Tour of California

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Stage Maps | Amgen Tour of California

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About the Tour | Amgen Tour of California

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2011 Amgen Tour of California Live Video, Route, Teams, Results …

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Tour of California – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Tour of California (advertised as Amgen Tour of California) is an annual professional cycling stage race on the UCI America Tour and USA Cycling 


The Amgen Tour of California fan guide: How to be involved with …

Apr 4, 2011  As the Amgen Tour of California continues to grow in popularity, so does the opportunity for local cyclists and fans to get more involved