Amgen Race Visits Mt. Baldy
Get ready Mt. Baldy! The Tour of California (Amgen Tour of California) is an annual professional cycling stage race on the UCI America Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour. It began on February 19, 2006. The eight-day race covers 650–700 miles throughout California. A typical edition might begin in Nevada City, travel through the redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast, and finish in a southern California city such as Escondido. The 2009 race crossed the Central Valley from Merced to Fresno, with an excursion through the Sierra Nevada foothills, before crossing to the coast. The tour is sponsored by Amgen, a large California-based biotech company.
The 7th stage of this years race is scheduled to pass through Mt. Baldy on Saturday, May 19th. It will start in Ontario, cover 78.3 miles, and end in Mt. Baldy. You can visit the official website for more information.