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Amgen Tour of California 2014 Stage 7 Race Info--UPDATED

Amgen Tour of California 2014 Stage 7 Race Info--UPDATED

 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 2014 STAGE 7 / PASADENA INFO 

UPDATED EVENT INFO AS OF MAY 14, 2014

PASADENA ROAD CLOSURES & EVENT INFO AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA & RIDE, ROLL & STROLL 

 EVENT DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 17 --SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE FOR MAP  

The following road closures and event information are for the Amgen Tour of California and Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014.  About 15,000 spectators are expected.  

HOTLINE NUMBER: Event Day ONLY, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for public questions on street closures, parking, and general info is: (626) 795-9311.   

Websites with additional info and maps:  

www.visitpasadena.com 

www.cityofpasadena.net 

www.amgentourofcalifornia.com  

If You See Something, Say Something 

For crimes in progress, suspicious activity or life-threatening situations, remember to always call 9-1-1 and/or notify the nearest uniformed officer at the event.  Be prepared to speak calmly, give your location and provide the basic details of the nature of your call. 

Pasadena Police and Fire Department personnel will be on scene to help protect you and respond to any emergencies.  For other non-emergency calls, contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. 

Road Closures & Event Times 

Colorado Boulevard between Pasadena Avenue & Lake Avenue closed 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Ride, Roll and Stroll starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. 

Motorists can cross Colorado Boulevard at Fair Oaks Avenue or Los Robles Avenue during Ride, Roll and Stroll until 1:30 p.m. 

Streets will then be cleared for Amgen Tour of California riders. 

Amgen Tour of California riders enter Pasadena approximately 2:30 p.m. via Linda Vista Avenue, ride over the historic Colorado Street Bridge and into Downtown Pasadena  

Race includes three-lap circuit race through Downtown Pasadena with finish at City Hall at approximately 3:30 p.m.  

Cyclists to make three laps on Colorado, DeLacey Avenue, Union Street, Raymond Avenue, Holly Street, Garfield Avenue, El Molino Avenue, Catalina Avenue, Green Street and Madison Avenue.  

Those streets will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic during the race from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Streets will re-open as soon as possible following the last lap.   

The motoring public is urged to drive with extra caution; observe all temporary signs and restrictions and to obey directions from public safety personnel.   

Motorists are encouraged to look at the online maps for detailed detour routes.  Primary detour routes include Walnut Street to the North, Hill to the East, Del Mar Boulevard to the South, and Orange Grove or the 710 Extension to the West. 

The City of Pasadena thanks our residents, merchants, the motoring public and pedestrians for their cooperation during these events. 

Gold Line & Bike Valet Travel Options: 

Spectators and participants are encouraged to ride bikes or travel to Pasadena using alternate transportation.  Bike valet locations around City Hall, and public bike racks bordering Gold Line between Colorado Boulevard and Holly Street and at train stations. 

Numerous paid public and private parking locations along Colorado Boulevard and Lake Avenue will be open. 

Parking Information & Vehicle Towing Along Route 

Routes will be posted with No Parking signs.  Please observe all on-street parking restrictions closely, noting all time restrictions.   

Vehicles parked on the course during restricted times will be towed to the Elks Lodge parking lot, 400 W. Colorado Boulevard, and will be available for pick-up for free only until 5:00 pm on the day of the event. 

Call (626) 744-4400 on Event Day only for towing information.  After that, unclaimed towed vehicles will be moved to a City storage lot and storage charges will apply.  

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Make plans to be here all day in beautiful Pasadena, California, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 to catch "cycling fever" as the world-famous Amgen Tour of California comes here for a dazzling Stage 7 Finish by many of the world's top, premier professional cyclists! The fabulous Stage 7 Finish Line will be right in front of our historic Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. 

For all the latest information about the full 2014 Amgen Tour of California for May 11-18, 2014 visit http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/ 

Pasadena Fans Can ‘Ride, Roll and Stroll’ the Route Just before the World’s Best Cyclists in the 2014 Amgen Tour of California 

 Kaiser Permanente, 21st Century Fox and the City of Pasadena Invite Cycling Fans and Friends to a Community Ride before the Professionals Come to Town May 17  

LOS ANGELES (May 12, 2014) – For the second time in Amgen Tour of California history, bicycling fans and enthusiasts of all ages and levels will have the opportunity to participate in the race experience by riding on the actual race course leading up to the Stage 7 finish of the more than 720-mile, Tour de France-style competition. 

On Sat., May 17, the elite professional cyclists in the internationally acclaimed Amgen Tour of California will race from Santa Clarita to Pasadena. That morning from 11 a.m.– 1:30 p.m., the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll in downtown Pasadena will allow cyclists and fans of all abilities to ride, skate or walk the 2.7-mile, closed-circuit course along the famous Colorado Boulevard where the professionals will finish their race day just hours later. 

 READ FULL NEWS RELEASE AT: 

  http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/news/49/90/Pasadena-Fans-Can-Ride-Roll-and-Stroll-the-Route-Just-before-the-World-s-Best-Cyclists-in-the-2014-Amgen-Tour-of-California 

USEFUL LINKS AND TIPS 

Get Social with Amgen Tour of California view the "2014 Amgen Tour of California Social Hub" presented by Visit California, visit www.AmgenTourofCalifornia.com/socialhub.

Follow Amgen on Twitter, www.twitter.com/AmgenTourofCali  or @AmgenTourofCali

Like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AmgenTourofCalifornia 

And be sure to download the free smart phone app "Tour of California Tracker" so you don't miss a single second of the action as the cyclists race their way through California.

The Amgen Tour of California Stage 7 caps a week-long celebration of all things bicycle and cycling during Bike Week 2014 in bike-friendly Pasadena!  Prior to the Stage 7 Finish, the public will have the unique, first-of-its-kind opportunity to "Ride, Roll and Stroll" down a car-free Colorado Boulevard during the Ride, Roll and Stroll event sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. 

See info about the Ride, Roll and Stroll event and all other Bike Week 2014 activities in Pasadena by visiting:

http://www.cityofpasadena.net/EkContent.aspx?theme=Navy&id=8589937970&bid=2970&style=news 

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFO: GO TO www.VisitPasadena.com  for tips, info and maps on where to stay, play, dine and shop for the perfect visit to Pasadena !

Also, on May 17, the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its special Visitors Hotline to take your calls about race day info, parking, road closures and other info requests.

The Visitors Hotline number:

 (626) 795-9311  

Calls will be taken from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 17. 

MAP INFO BELOW

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 The following maps, road closure and parking restriction info is provided to help you plan your trip. Click on links provided to download PDF versions. Amgen Race Map Large 

 

Amgen Race Street Closure List 

Amgen 2014 Road Closure Info 

Amgen 2014 No Parking List Info 

 Amgen 2014 No Parking List 

  Pasadena Fans Can ‘Ride, Roll and Stroll’ the Route Just before the World’s Best Cyclists in the 2014 Amgen Tour of California 

 http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/news/49/90/Pasadena-Fans-Can-Ride-Roll-and-Stroll-the-Route-Just-before-the-World-s-Best-Cyclists-in-the-2014-Amgen-Tour-of-California 

 

  Kaiser Permanente, 21st Century Fox and the City of Pasadena Invite Cycling Fans and Friends to a Community Ride before the Professionals Come to Town May 17  

LOS ANGELES (May 12, 2014) – For the second time in Amgen Tour of California history, bicycling fans and enthusiasts of all ages and levels will have the opportunity to participate in the race experience by riding on the actual race course leading up to the Stage 7 finish of the more than 720-mile, Tour de France-style competition. 

On Sat., May 17, the elite professional cyclists in the internationally acclaimed Amgen Tour of California will race from Santa Clarita to Pasadena. That morning from 11 a.m.– 1:30 p.m., the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll in downtown Pasadena will allow cyclists and fans of all abilities to ride, skate or walk the 2.7-mile, closed-circuit course along the famous Colorado Boulevard where the professionals will finish their race day just hours later. 

Free to participants of all ages and experience levels, the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll begins and ends at Pasadena City Hall. Along the 2.7-mile course, riders will get to experience the cheers of onlookers as thousands of residents and fans begin to line the streets in anticipation of the best professional riders in the world blazing by to complete Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California. 

After departing from Santa Clarita and crossing over the San Gabriel Mountains, the professional riders will pass through the finish line on the first of three laps in downtown Pasadena around 3 p.m. with an expected finish to the 89-mile stage at 3:30 p.m. 

“One the biggest requests our fans make year after year is the opportunity to ride on the Amgen Tour of California course like the pros. This year in Pasadena, they’ll get to do just that,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director, Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president, AEG Sports. “If you enjoy riding a bike, you won’t want to miss the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll.”  

Fans interested in taking part in the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll must register prior to the event on the Amgen Tour of California website at http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/pasadenaride. 

“We are excited to offer this great opportunity to get some exercise on the historic streets of Pasadena with no traffic!,” said Andy Gallardo, director of fitness for Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “It's a great opportunity to bring the entire family and be active in a safe environment.” 

21st Century Fox, sponsor of two-time defending Tour de France champions, Team Sky, is also a proud supporter of this event.  

“Team Sky’s mission is not only to inspire people to love the sport of cycling, but to get them on their bikes and participating in the sport,” said Julie Henderson, EVP and chief communications officer, 21st Century Fox. “We cannot think of a better way to live that mission than to open the Amgen Tour of California stage in Pasadena and give fans the unique experience of riding on the same course that our pros will race through later that day.” 

Before and following the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll, fans can enjoy the free Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival, the focal gathering point at the end of each stage. From 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. near the finish line on North Marengo Avenue between Union and Ramona Streets will be a giant, festive atmosphere for pre- and post-race entertainment. The festival will feature big-screen race viewing, health awareness education, cycling gear, family activities, food, entertainment and more. For the littlest cycling fans among us, the Pasadena festival is one of four that will feature Strider Toddler Racing, where tots over 18 months have the opportunity to get an early introduction to cycling “competition” on a Strider balance bike. More details will be available at the Strider booth. 

On Sunday May 18, the 2014 Amgen Tour of California will conclude in Thousand Oaks, where a winner will be celebrated in a special awards ceremony. There are plenty of ways to take in the pro action, whether in person on the race course May 11 – 18, via dailybroadcasts on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports (final Sunday), or by downloading the free Tour Tracker app, which features live race updates, rider background and full race results. More information on all of the ways to watch is available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com. 

About the Amgen Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. More information is available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com. 

About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. 

Amgen focuses on areas of high-unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen. 

About AEG

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, The O2, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Best Buy Theater Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Live, the organization’s live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. For more information, visit AEG today at www.aegworldwide.com. 

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Media Contacts:
Michael Roth, AEG
213-742-7155
mroth@aeg-la.com
 

Eileen Tanner, GolinHarris
213-438-8888
etanner@golinharris.com
 

Diana Valdez, GolinHarris
213-438-8759
dlvaldez@golinharris.com
 

 

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Posted: 5/15/2014 10:00:00 AM