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Amgen Bicycle Race
updated: May 08, 2014, 4:40 PM

Source: SBPD

Amgen Tour of California Road Closure Information

From May 11-18, 2014, California will again host The Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race.

Stage 5 will finish in Santa Barbara on May 15th. The route begins at the intersection of Modoc Road and Via Senda and ends at the intersection of Cabrillo Boulevard and Calle Cesar Chavez. The race moves at 25-30 mph so it should pass by any given point in about 5 minutes. The entire race caravan is approximately two miles in length. The California Highway Patrol will accompany the race and the Santa Barbara Police Department will facilitate road closures along the route within the City of Santa Barbara. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on residents, businesses, and traffic. The Finish Festival will take place on Cabrillo Boulevard between Garden Street and Calle Cesar Chavez from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The following road closures may impact your personal or business travel. Please plan accordingly.

Cabrillo Boulevard between Garden Street and Calle Cesar Chavez, the Finish and Festival Location, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14th to midnight on Thursday, May 15th.

Roads with Temporary Closures from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45pm on Thursday, May 15th will include:
· Modoc Road
· Las Positas Road
· Cliff Drive
· Meigs Road
· Shoreline Drive
· Cabrillo Boulevard

Additional Information for Residents and Business Owners: Oncoming traffic will be stopped approximately 15 minutes before the race. Traffic going in the same direction as the race will be allowed until the race approaches. All driveways exiting onto the course will be closed as the race passes. Traffic will be allowed to cross the course until the race is approaching. Emergency vehicles will not be affected by road closures. Residents should remain patient when driving in the area of the event. Everyone should drive cautiously and at reduced speed.

Additional details may be found at: http://www.santabarbaraca.com/santabarbara-tourofcalifornia.


Source: Caltrans

Stages Four and Five of The Amgen Tour of California Bicycle Race will move through Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties next week in the following locations:

· On Wednesday, May 14, the cyclists will leave the Monterey area heading south on Highway 1 at approximately 12 noon. The cyclists will reach Cambria at approximately 3:30 pm.

· On Thursday, May 15, the cyclists will leave Pismo Beach at 11:45 am. The cyclists will use sections of State Route 227 near Arroyo Grande and approach State Route 166 from Thompson Road at 12:45 pm. In Santa Barbara County, the cyclists will use State Route 154 from Foxen Canyon Road at approximately 2:20 pm. The cyclists will complete their trip in Santa Barbara at 3:45 pm.

The CHP will oversee these rolling highway closures for this event. Caltrans will post electronic message signs and assist with traffic control so motorists are aware of the cyclists and support vehicles. The public may learn more about this event at: http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/


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