AMGEN Tour of California returns to Escondido! Full Event Info…



The Amgen Tour of California, “America’s Greatest Race,” is coming back to Escondido, but this time Escondido Amgen Tour of California 2013 Coursewill be the official overall start with a lot of events prior to May 12 race day!
Mark your calendar to join the fun… – Official site for information on Sponsorship and Volunteer opportunities, news, and events.

America’s Greatest Race Starts in Escondido
In 2013 the local events and festivities will fill the week prior to the start of the race… spanning from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day. The official race start, ECC-MAGAZINE-SPRING-2013-Cover-w800Stage 1 on May 12, will begin and finish in Escondido. Thousands of spectators will participate in a full-day festival of race-watching on jumbo screens, culinary experiences, cycling demonstrations and activities for all ages. Many of Escondido’s community icons are recalling the early history of bike racing in Escondido.
Read full article…

The Escondido Magazine is full of event info…
download PDF by clicking on the Cover image!

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).


May 9
Escondido eager for cycling race to start
Apr 30
VIP Experiences – Fans Can Get Front and Center for America’s Greatest Race
Apr. 6
Escondido gearing up for cycling race
Apr. 2
Amgen Tour of California Jersey Design Contest Winner Revealed
Mar. 28
Escondido To Host Official 2013 Amgen Tour of California Charity Gala
Mar. 18
World’s Top Women Cyclists Selected to Compete in 2013 Women’s Time Trial Race
Mar. 7
Sixteen Teams Selected to Compete in 2013 Amgen Tour of California
Feb. 12
Route Announcement – U-T San Diego: Amgen cycling race to include Escondido, Palomar Mountain
Route Announcement – Amgen Tour of California
Escondido Stage 1 Route Map PDFATOC-Stage1-RouteMap_w600

Escondido preparing for big bike race
 Jan. 28 – Escondido’s preparations to host the nation’s biggest bicycle race in May have so far included filming a promotional video, filling potholes along the race route and planning a variety of related parties and events. Read full article…

For the First Time Ever, Race will Travel from South to North, Starting in Escondido
LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2012) – Official announcement PR Read full article…

Announcement video from Escondido City Hall – November 27, 2012

Official Amgen Tour of California Web Site

Local VIP Hospitality Tent Passes on sale now! Get a front row seat to the race! Tent pass includes catered continental breakfast, lunch provided by Los Panchos Mexican Restaurant, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, live race coverage on flat screen TVs and a front row seat to the race. $200, Age 21+ only; valid ID required for tent entry.

Escondido Out Front – Team Presentation Gala – tickets on sale!

David & Rebecca Vigil
Deanna’s Gluten Free Bakery
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
William Lyon Homes
Cox Communications ($5K total, $2K  cost for printing)
Crossfit Xystum Escondido
Escondido Police Officers Association
FLEXR Sports
Kinetik Sportswear
Latitude33 Apartment Community
Soleil Communications/Welk Resorts
Beachfront Only Vacation Rentals
Kirk’s Bike Shop, Ramona
KVA Stainless, Inc.
San Diego North EDC
Rosa Ruiz – Re/Max United Real Estate
West Escondido Automotive
Scott & Martha Christie
Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club
Deborah’s Next to New
Visit Escondido
Escondido Disposal Inc.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Escondido Magazine
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
Dennis Roach
Swirlz Candy & Wonder Emporium
Joor Muffler
Medicine-In-Motion, an affiliate of Graybill Medical Group
Altipiano Winery
Coyote Oaks Vineyards
Deer Park Winery
San Diego Union-Tribune
Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Seafood Restaurant
Kickbike America
Liljegren Law Group
Palomar Health
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Third Bloom
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Picnic People
Home Dept
Aaron’s Rentals
WaterWise Botanicals
T1O Events
Graybill Medical Group






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