2012 Amgen Tour of California Bike Race to Finish in Los Angeles

Brentwood bike
Brentwood bike racers

This year, the Amgen Tour of California bike race got as close to Los Angeles as Mt. San Antonio a/k/a Mt. Baldy. Now, race organizers have announced that the 2012 Tour will finish at L.A. Live. Details are still sketchy as to just how the finish will take place next May, but it could be like the Tour de France finish in Paris, where the racers make a series of high-speed laps around the Champs-Elysees to the delight of cheering crowds.

The 2012 Tour will also again include a stage at Mt. Baldy, which is becoming the equivalent of the Alps in the Tour de France. So if you’re thinking of trying to compete in the 2012 race or ride the local stages of the route yourself, you have about six months to get those legs and lungs in shape.

5 Replies to “2012 Amgen Tour of California Bike Race to Finish in Los Angeles”

  1. Great news! After the stage finish at the Rose Bowl in 2009 and the time trial awesomeness through downtown in 2010 I was bummed this year that LA got the tour’s cold-shoulder. Glad it’ll be back next year.

  2. Most of the time you’ll just see a name and maybe a date scratched in the concrete or perhaps a decades-old shoe print. But sometimes you’ll come across more enigmatic stuff — like the following for example, written into the sidewalk by George, Bobby and Robert

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