Amgen Tour of California 2016Katie Chappell, May 15, 2016 in Activities & Recreation, Summer in Tahoe, Tahoe Favorites
The 2016 Amgen Tour of California returns to South Tahoe again this year making the 11th year guiding cycling’s elite riders, both women and men races, from San Diego to the Sierra Nevada through the heart of California. The Amgen Tour makes for some great spectating, if you can catch the peloton sweeping by make sure to have your camera out and set to a high speed setting to capture the riders as they whirl past you at speeds varying from 15 – 55 mph. Or just bring your cow bell to cheer them on.
Come out on Thursday, May 19th for the 5th stage of the 8 stage race. The riders will start in the beautiful vineyards of Lodi and ascend up to Lake Tahoe. The race will finish the day at Heavenly Ski Resort and reach a peak elevation of 8,600 feet – the highest elevation in race history. There will be a festival of entertainment, food, drinks and everything bike at the Heavenly Village starting at 10am. Come join the excitement and watch the women’s stage finish at approximately 2 pm and 3:45 pm for the men’s stage at Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe.