Join us in celebrating as the AMGEN Tour of California visits historic Placerville on Friday, May 18th

The Amgen Tour of California Professional Road Bike Race features 96 women and 125 men, including Olympic medalists and world champions. The race challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring.  This year’s route runs right through Placerville’s downtown core.  Placerville’s patriotism and pride will be on display as merchants decorate their windows and open their doors early for race day.

Watch the Men’s Stage 6 race down Main Street, Placerville at 11 am

Race Day Details

Road Closures and Traffic Delays

5:00am-12:00pm Main Street to Sacramento Street to Bedford  will be closed to automobiles but open to pedestrians and bicycles

As cyclists and emergency services come through, expect delays of about 20 minutes along the routesee AMGEN route map

Expected delays for popular roads:
East Natomas 9:45am – 9:55am
Green Valley Road 9:55am – 10:48am
Placerville Drive 10:48am – 10:55am

Pre-Race Fun

9:00am  – Slow Bicycle Race – open to all ages – The last one across the finish line wins!

9:30am – Kid’s Bike Parade –  decorate their bikes, trikes or unicycles and put them on parade.

10:00am –  Free Ride on Main – Hop on your bike and take advantage of the street closure with freestyle pedaling on Main Street.

Free Bike Valet

9am – 12:30pm

Round Table Parking Lot

512 Main St Placerville

Drop off your bike in a safe spot so you are free to enjoy the event.