The City of Rancho Cordova and Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism are beyond excited to announce that Rancho Cordova will host the Stage 2 Start of the 2019 Amgen Tour of California on Monday, May 13! This is the first time Rancho Cordova has been selected as an Amgen Tour of California Host City. The City will welcome a Tour de France-style cycling road race to Rancho Cordova as part of the tour across the state.
The Men's Stage 2 Start of the 2019 Amgen Tour of California will kick off on Prospect Park Drive in front of our iconic Rancho Cordova City Hall! Heading east from the start, the route will follow White Rock Road through the City of Rancho Cordova, ending 133.3 miles later in South Lake Tahoe. Click here for a map of the Stage 2 race route. Click here for Start 101, including route details, fun facts and how to stream.
New start time announced!
Join us to watch the Stage 2 Start at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive! The excitement starts at 8 AM with a free festival, featuring meet-and-greets with the riders and teams, booths and musical performances by Rancho Cordova organizations and businesses, and more. On-stage festivities will also kick-off featuring ceremonies and announcements.
At 9:30 AM, the racers will line up along Prospect Park Drive for the start of the race! Rancho Cordovans of all ages and local businesses can line the route on White Rock Road and cheer on the riders as they begin their 120.9 mile race to South Lake Tahoe.
Timing subject to change. Check back leading up to the race for any timing changes.
Business Party Kit
Get your business involved in experiencing the Men's Stage 2 Start of the Amgen Tour of California in the City of Rancho Cordova on Monday, May 13! The City is offering a special business party kit that includes five ideas for your business to celebrate and enjoy the race, Men’s Stage 2 race information, road closure and parking details, and more! Learn More
Show Us Your Blue & Gold!
Show us your Blue & Gold to welcome the Men’s Stage 2 Start of the Amgen Tour of California to the City of Rancho Cordova on Monday, May 13! Blue and gold are two of the official race colors, so let’s “paint the town” in blue and gold to show our Rancho Cordova race spirit. Plus, by showing us your blue and gold, you could win two VIP tickets to the Men’s Stage 2 Start! Learn More
Experience the excitement of the Men's Stage 2 Start of the Amgen Tour of California in the City of Rancho Cordova on Monday, May 13! The City is offering a race guide that includes five ways for you to celebrate and enjoy the race, Men's Stage 2 race information, road closure and parking details, and more. Click here to download the race guide.
Prospect Park Drive between White Rock Road and Gold Center Drive in front of Rancho Cordova City Hall will be closed on Sunday, May 12 and Monday, May 13.
White Rock Road between Prospect Park Drive near Rancho Cordova City Hall and our eastern City limit near Nimbus Road will be closed on Monday, May 13 as the Men’s Stage 2 Start kicks off. All driveways exiting onto White Rock Road along this route will be closed as the race passes. Click here for a map of the race route and road closures.
|Following is a current schedule of road closures along White Rock Road (times are approximate):|
|9:10 AM - 9:40 AM||The race will turn from Prospect Park Drive onto White Rock Road heading east at 9:30 AM.|
|9:21 AM - 9:36 AM||The race will cross Prospect Park Drive at 9:31 AM.|
|9:22 AM - 9:37 AM||The race will cross Kilgore Road at 9:32 AM.|
|9:23 AM - 9:38 AM||The race will cross Sunrise Boulevard at 9:33 AM.|
|9:25 AM - 9:40 AM||The race will cross near Old White Rock Road at 9:35 AM.|
|9:30 AM - 9:45 AM||The race will leave Rancho Cordova on White Rock Road near Nimbus Road at 9:40 AM.|
Once the tail end of the race passes each of these points, roads will immediately be re-opened.
|Timing subject to change. Check back leading up to the race for any timing changes.|
Emergency vehicles will not be impacted by the closures.
For questions on road closures, please contact the City of Rancho Cordova at (916) 851-8700.
The parking lot at Rancho Cordova City Hall will be closed on Sunday, May 12 and Monday, May 13 for the event.
Event parking will be available in the parking lot at 10850 White Rock Road, until filled. Bike valet parking will available at Rancho Cordova City Hall at 2729 Prospect Park Drive, until filled. Click here for a parking map.
Pre-Party and Viewing Parties
Get amped up for the Men’s Stage 2 Start at a pre-party at the following Rancho Cordova location:
J.J. Pfister Distilling Company
9819 Business Park Drive
Saturday, May 11
Hours: 12 – 6 PM
Enjoy spirit tastings and distillery tours. A free hat will be provided to the first 30 people, and Hapa Wood Fired Pizza Oven will be crafting personal pizzas for purchase from 2 – 6 PM.
Watch the Men’s Stage 2 TV coverage at one of the following Rancho Cordova locations on Monday, May 13:
11135 Folsom Boulevard
Hours: 6 AM – 10 PM
Viewing party: 1 – 4 PM live coverage and 9 – 10 PM recap show
Specials: Happy Hour pricing
Burning Barrel Brewing Company
11210 Sun Center Drive, Suite B
Hours: 9:30 AM - 9 PM
Viewing party: 9:30 AM - 4 PM live coverage
Specials: $5 pints on select beers
Famous Burgers & Brew
3101 Zinfandel Drive #132
Hours: 10 AM - 9 PM
Viewing party: 10 AM - 4 PM live coverage
Fort Rock Brewing Company
12401 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 110
Hours: 11 AM - 11-ish PM
Viewing party: Sunday, May 12 - Saturday, May 18
Specials: Release of seven infused beers, one release per stage.
3101 Zinfandel Drive #128
Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM
Viewing party: 10 AM – 4 PM live coverage
11210 Sun Center Drive, Suite A
Hours: 7 AM – 4 PM
Viewing party: 1 – 4 PM live coverage
Specials: $2 off each sandwich or salad all day
The Mimosa House
3155 Zinfandel Drive
Hours: 6:30 AM - 3 PM
Viewing party: 9:30 AM - 3 PM live coverage
Specials: Drink special
Note: Events subject to change. Check back leading up to the race for any event changes.
More Information About the Race
The 2019 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG. Rancho Cordova will be one of 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena. Learn more about the Amgen Tour of California by visiting https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/.