For the first time ever, the multi-day bicycle stage race called the Amgen Tour, will travel from SoCal to NorCal. The bay area will be as close as the racing will come to Lake Tahoe this time.
Stage dates and cities:
Stage 1: Sunday, May 12-Escondido
Stage 2: Monday, May 13-Murrieta to Greater Palm Springs
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 14-Palmdale to Santa Clarita
Stage 4: Wednesday, May 15-Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara
Stage 5: Thursday, May 16- Santa Barbara to Avila Beach
Stage 6: Friday, May 17- San Jose (Individual Time Trial)
Stage 7: Saturday, May 18- Livermore to Mt. Diablo
Stage 8: Sunday, May 19- San Francisco to Santa Rosa
2013 marks the 8th year that Amgen has been the title sponsor of the race. Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics.