Amgen Tour of California Concludes May 23, 2010 in the Conejo Valley

Route for the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California

Route for the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California, a breathtaking 8-day cycling event covering California from north to south, is staging the final leg of its race in the Conejo Valley. Similar to the Tour de France, the Amgen Tour of California is known as the “greatest professional cycling event in North America.” The Cities of Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village have partnered to host Stage Eight of the thrilling race plus related events on Sunday, May 23 2010.

The Course: Beginning at The Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks, the race moves along Thousand Oaks Boulevard to Hampshire Road and enters into Westlake Village on Lakeview Canyon Road from Townsgate Road. The course continues down Agoura Road passing Westlake Village City Hall and into Agoura Hills. The riders then begin a 20-mile stretch, ascending more than 1,800 feet through the Santa Monica Mountains, including the famous “Rockstore Climb.” The fan-friendly course follows this circuit four times, for a total of 80 miles, giving residents several chances to see the action “up close and personal.”

The Finish Line and a Lifestyle Festival are located on Village Glen Road, near the Hyatt Westlake. Street closures to accommodate the many activities are planned; residents can bike, walk, or shuttle to the festivities with their families.

Organizers forecast large crowds for the entire weekend. Local hotels, shops and restaurants can expect heightened business, and streets will see an increase in foot and cyclist traffic. City officials are working closely with organizers to reduce traffic impacts. Traffic plansĀ and closures will be announced prior to the event, however, delays when traveling in and around the race route area may occur.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to experience the largest professional cycling event in North America. For more information on the event, including related local activities and a video of the race route, or to volunteer to help with the race, visitĀ http://www.amgentourconejo.org.

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