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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jessica Smart,
Release Date: Friday, April 29, 2011, 2:00:00 PM

“Ride the Route” with the Stanislaus County Bicycle Club!

Take a ride on part of the Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 Finish Route to and through Modesto!

Want to ride like the professional cyclists do?  Now you can!  The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club will host a ride of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 Finish route into and through Modesto on Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m.  The ride will begin at the intersection of 12th and I Streets which is the official finish line of Stage 3 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California.  Participants will have a choice between two separate rides – both will have ride leaders and SAG (support and gear) cars.  One ride will go approximately 30 miles and the other ride will go approximately 17 miles.  Both rides will go out and return via the 2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 route.  Helmets and a signed waiver are required.  For additional information, call the Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau at (209) 526-5588.

Mark your calendar!  Modesto will be in the international spotlight on Tuesday, May 17, when the world’s elite cyclists speed into town for a heart-pounding race to the finish during the 2011 Amgen Tour of California!  The festivities are set to begin at 11 a.m. when the Lifestyle Festival kicks off on I Street between 11th and 9th Streets with fun for the whole family.  More than just a healthy living expo, the Lifestyle Festival features health screenings, cancer awareness education, live music, food, entertainment, bicycle safety and more!


Other events you won’t want to miss include:

Family Cycling Festival & Downtown Criterium

Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Downtown Modesto

More information can be found online at


Bike to Work Day

Tuesday, May 17 from 6:30-8:30 a.m. in the Tenth Street Plaza between J and K Streets in Downtown Modesto

More information can be found online at