The Annual Amgen Tour of California will pass through the City of La Cañada Flintridge on May 16. The Amgen race, modeled after the Tour de France, is an eight-day professional bicycle race through the state of California. One of the first stages of the course runs through the City.
On May 16, the Amgen Tour will depart the Rose Bowl and pass through La Cañada Flintridge on the way to Santa Clarita. The Tour will impact Berkshire Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue, Lynnhaven Lane and Green Lane before heading up Angeles Crest Highway and out of the City. During the time the Tour travels through the City, impacted streets will have a hard closure for approximately 20 minutes. Residents should plan their travels accordingly that day. The Tour is expected to arrive in the City between 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Road closures are performed by the California Highway Patrol, which travels with the Tour. They will coordinate their efforts with the City and the Sheriff’s Department. Approximately 144 professional racers will participate in the race and residents are encouraged to come out to the course and cheer on the cyclists.
For more information on the Amgen Tour visit www.amgentourcalifornia.com. For questions regarding the route through LCF or impacts please contact Amgen directly at ATOCGeneralInfo@amgentourofcalifornia.com.