AMGEN Tour of California starts in Nevada City, California!

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011: It’s an Exciting Day in Nevada City

For the second time in a row, and this time quite by accident due to inclement weather at Lake Tahoe, Nevada City was the impromptu starting point for the annual Amgen Tour of California bicycle race. Of course, we had to walk downtown and witness the start at 12:15PM. This stage of the race will end at the steps California’s Capitol in Sacramento.

More photos are posted on The Turtle Expedition facebook page.

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According to Wikipedia, The Tour of California (advertised as Amgen Tour of California) is an annual professional cycling stage race on the UCI America Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour. It began on February 19, 2006. The eight-day race covers 650-700 miles through California. Amgen Inc. is the world’s largest independent biotech firm headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA.


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