VIP Experiences – Fans Can Get Front and Center for America’s Greatest Race


“Escondido Out Front” Team Presentation Gala – California Center for the Arts, Friday, May 10
Enjoy a three course gourmet dinner with wine pairing in the Concert Hall – the stage will actually be built out over the seats for a unique perspective in this beautiful venue. The pro teams competing in Sunday’s race will be there for photo opps, and silent auction items include a ride-along in a VIP car with the peloton.

Escondido VIP Hospitality Tent – At the race start/finish line on Grand Ave in Downtown Escondido, Sunday, May 12
Limited tickets are available for this exclusive front row seat to the race. Mingle in style and enjoy all-inclusive food and beverages (including beer and wine) from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Flat screen TVs inside the tent will broadcast the race live, plus you’ll be able to see the start/finish and announcers’ stage right from the tent’s patio.

These are one-of-a-kind opportunities, especially for cycling fans. Or why not treat your mom to a unique Mother’s Day gift?
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The 2013 Amgen Tour of California professional road cycling race brings with it the opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in the world of cycling during the eight-day race May 12-19, 2013. From the Lifestyle Festival that travels to a new host city each day to special VIP Experiences that provide unprecedented access inside the race, including access to the riders, there is something for everyone, from budding fan to avid cyclist.

The 2013 Amgen Tour of California will cover nearly 750 miles of scenic California roadways, highways and coastlines. While the annual race will feature the world’s elite road racers, fans don’t have to be cyclists to enjoy the race – the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival, perfect for all interest levels and ages, provides a day of entertainment and fun for the whole family.

The Lifestyle Festival, located near the finish line at each stage, is the perfect destination for fans who arrive early to interact with sponsors, vendors and other enthusiasts while they wait for the cyclists to cross the finish line later in the day. As the official gathering point for all participants, spectators and vendors, the day-long festival will feature cycling products and demos, cancer ATOC festival pic-DSC_7720 copyawareness education, family activities, food, entertainment and more. Visitors can congregate among fellow race watchers, take in live music, grab lunch or a beverage in the beer garden, watch the race live on outdoor video screens, and participate in a bike safety clinic to get ready to hit the road after seeing the pros cross the finish line.

For avid cycling fans looking to create the ultimate race-day memory, short of turning pro, you can’t get any closer to the action than Amgen Tour of California VIP Experiences. These limited edition hospitality packages are the only way to get on the course and behind the scenes during a stage of America’s Greatest Race:

VIP Car Ride ($1,500 – $2,500): Experience the crowd, the course and the excitement the way the riders do by following the peloton on the route in an official race vehicle. Arrive ahead of the cyclists and watch them race to the finish line from the VIP Suite, then follow the stage winners to the official post-race press conference, which is otherwise closed to the public. Finish Line Experience ($1,000): This exclusive “behind the scenes” VIP Experience provides access to the official media compound, backstage to watch the award presentations from the green room, and to the post-race press conference where the stage winners recap the day.ATOC festival pic-aegstg80376

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