Amgen Bike Race Coming Through Santa Clarita
The 2013 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race returns to Santa Clarita May 14 and 15!
This event features top professional teams and athletes from around the world with the Stage 3 Finish from Palmdale, one of the longest lengths of the race at 111.8 miles, ending on Magic Mountain Parkway in Santa Clarita and on May 15 with the Stage 4 Start from Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara starting on Town Center Drive.
The 2013 Amgen Tour of California, will cover nearly 750 miles of scenic California roadways, highways and coastlines. It is created and presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course A long-standing tradition in professional cycling, special race jerseys will be awarded daily to overall race leaders in several categories.
New to the race this year, each award jersey from Champion System, the official jersey partner of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, will carry the last name of the cyclist wearing it during competition – believed to be a first for any professional cycling race.
Please be aware of the significant traffic impacts to local roads during the course of the Amgen Tour of California. Plan ahead and avoid impacts by checking for the latest traffic information at SantaClaritaTourOfCA.com
Tuesday, May 14
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. There will be an approximate 20-minute closure of southbound San Francisquito Canyon Road, west to Copper Hill Drive, and through the industrial center to the I-5 Freeway.
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. There will be an approximate 40-minute closure of southbound Bouquet Canyon Road west to Valencia Boulevard and to Magic Mountain Parkway.
Wednesday, May 15
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. There will be an approximate 10-15 minute closure on McBean Parkway, from Town Center Drive north to Newhall Ranch Road, and to Highway 126.
Emergency vehicles will have continuous access to the entire Santa Clarita Valley at all times during the race as the safety of residents and spectators alike is the number one priority to both the presenters of the race and all agencies involved.
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