From downtown -- to the foothills -- and back. There will be plenty of opportunity to see this year's Amgen Tour in Sacramento..

We are hosting the opening stage of the cycling race this May. Riders will start off at the State Capitol and head north out of the city, hugging the banks of the Sacramento River.

Then it's through Pleasant Grove, a sprint section in Lincoln and on to Auburn, a climb up Highway 49 and another sprint through Cool, before it's back to Sac.

It's a 120 mile course and is the longest of the race. Stage Two is a time trial around Old Town Folsom and the lake.

Riders will also pass through San Jose, Monterey, Pasadena and Thousand Oaks this year. 

Learn more about the race here

Amgen Sacramento

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