Amgen Tour of California – Event Schedule May 10-12


More event info… news, route, etc.

Friday, May 10

Crusin’ Grand
Friday, May 10, Time: 4-9 pm
Grand Avenue
One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, this free, family-friendly event features hundreds of 1973 and earlier American-made hot rods, customs, cruisers and more. For more information go to

“Escondido Out Front” – Team Presentation Gala
Friday, May 10, 6-9:30 pm
Concert Hall, California Center for the Arts, Escondido
$125 per person
Kick off the Amgen Tour of California in style at the opening gala. The gala features; the official presentation of the teams, wine tasting, entertainment and a silent auction. This is a must attend event! Registration
Press Release: Escondido To Host Official 2013 Amgen Tour of California Charity Gala

Kick Off After-Party
Friday, May 10, 9:30 pm to late
$20, no pre-registration required, open to the public!
(Includes one drink ticket)
Concert Hall, California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Get pumped up for this epic race. Celebrate with our community while enjoying drinks, snacks and dancing as we prepare for the Amgen Tour of California.

Saturday, May 11

L’Etape du California
Saturday, May 11, 7:00 am
San Pasqual High School, Escondido
L’Etape du California challenges riders of all abilities to complete a stage of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California. This ride provides amateur cyclists quite a unique experience, challenging participants to ride the overall start and Stage 1: the “Escondido out and back course.” The courses will be long and difficult but fully supported with fluids and nutrition. While many riders will be satisfied by merely finishing the route, others will be able to compete for the title of King and Queen of the Mountain on the timed climbs of the route. For more information and to register, go to

Sunday, May 12
Race day events start with the opening of the lifestyle festival at 9:30am.
You can experience the opening ceremonies and the official start of the race at 11am…
then stay downtown for the day-long events, watch the race on jumbo screens,
and be there for the exciting finish (approximately 3:30pm).

Good Morning Amgen!
Sunday, May 12, 9-11 am
Grape Day Park
Ready for an epic day? Get your blood pumpin’ in Grape Day Park with a FREE Crossfit session! Sponsored by Crossfit Xystum.

Amgen Tour of California – Overall Race Start and Stage 1 Finish!
Sunday, May 12, 11:00 am
Grand Avenue and Broadway
Be there for the opening ceremonies and the official start of the race… then stay downtown for the day-long events, Lifestyle Festivals, Kids’ Zone, live music, food truck village, watch the race on jumbo screens, and be there for the exciting Stage 1 finish (approximately 3:30pm)!

Escondido Lifestyle Festival
Sunday, May 12, 9am-4pm
Maple Street, south of Grand Ave
Visit the official Local Lifestyle Festival! Enjoy samples of delicious food, learn more about our community and become familiar with our Amgen Tour of California supporters!

Kids’ Zone
Sunday, May 12, 9am-4pm
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
Enjoy fun for the entire family! The kid’s zone will be full of exciting, hands-on events for all ages. This special area is generously sponsored by Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap.

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Sunday, May 12, 9am-4pm
On Broadway Ave, between Woodward & Valley Parkway
All that pedaling making you hungry? Stop by the Food Truck Rally for a quick bite. Featuring all of your favorites and some new truck faces! Go to  for a complete list of participating trucks!

Honor Ride: Ride 2 Recovery
Sunday, May 12, Time: 9:45 am
Escondido, CA The Amgen Tour of California has teamed up with Ride 2 Recovery to raise money for veterans through Honor Ride events in three of this year’s host cities. Ride 2 Recovery’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of healing heroes through mental and physical rehabilitation programs that feature cycling as the core activity. The funds raised through the Honor Ride Series support outdoor cycling programs and Spinning Recovery Labs at Military and VA locations around the country, as well as local rides for healing heroes. The Escondido Course allows riders to cross the Amgen Tour of California finish line (limited to 200). Each event offers two distances: approximately 20 and 60 miles. Participation is open to all ages, including veterans and the general public.
Register at:

Jam in the Park
Sunday, May 12, 11am-4pm
Grape Day Park Free Find a spot and relax! The Jam will feature live entertainment all day long. Come check out local musicians, dancers and a few surprises.

Break Away From Cancer® Mile 
Sunday, May 12, 2:30pm
Escondido, CA
Free Celebrating cancer survivors everywhere, the Breakaway Mile takes place during the Amgen Tour of California before the professional riders roll across the finish line. It’s a special one-mile walk to honor the millions of cancer survivors worldwide.

Mother’s Day Home Tour
Sunday, May 12, Noon–5:00 p.m.
Old Escondido Historic District
Enjoy this lovely opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day in a most charming and memorable way by touring several historic homes in the Old Escondido Historic District and enjoying lovely refreshments in a garden.
For more information, go to

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