The largest cycling event in America, the 2009 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding, recently expanded, 750-mile course from Sacramento to Escondido from February 14-22, 2009.
How exciting to be able to see the International event unfold here in San Diego North and finish in Escondido. It has become evident that we are becoming more bicycle savvy here in the Sunshine state. Oceanside has been designated as a 'Bicycle Friendly City' by the League of American Bicyclist and years ago initiated the Dasani Blue Bikes Program for their community members and guest. There are over 72 miles of class 2 bike lanes in the community and The Strand affords the opportunity to ride inches from the sand.
San Diego North Convention and Visitor Bureau has taken the lead in doing the local promotion for the event and has worked to provide accommodations for the thousands of participants, crews and spectators.
This promises to be a world-class event.
You may want to check out the 101 Cafe's contribution to cycling, our ten foot bicycle we use for a bike rack.