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April 1, 2015

 

Amgen Tour of California 10th Anniversary Celebration and Official Team Introduction

SACRAMENTO, CA - The 2015 Amgen Tour of California 10th Anniversary Celebration and Official Team Introduction will take place on Friday, May 8, from 6:00-9:00pm on the West Steps of the State Capitol. As the overall start city for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, Sacramento will host a free family-friendly kick-off party that will pay tribute to 10 years of America's Greatest Race and serve as the official team introduction for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California which will begin in Sacramento on Sunday, May 10.

In previous years as the host city for the overall start, Sacramento has hosted the Amgen Tour of California Gala at Memorial Auditorium, a fundraising dinner, to introduce the teams and riders of that year's race. The Sacramento Sports Commission, in partnership with the Amgen Tour of California, is planning a free celebration to kick-off this year's event. The celebration will include live music, kid's activities, food and beverages, and a dazzling fireworks display to cap-off the night. Event attendees are encouraged to cycle to the event and use the free Bike Valet provided by Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.

"We are honored to have the opportunity to once again host the overall start of America's Greatest Race," said Mike Sophia, Director of the Sacramento Sports Commission. "And, we are thrilled to open up this year's team introduction event to one of the best and most supportive cycling communities in the country...it is going to be a great way to celebrate 10 great years of the Amgen Tour of California."

"Sacramento has truly set the bar every year as the host of the opening gala and team introduction event," added Kristin Bachochin Klein, Executive Director of the Amgen Tour of California. "We, along with our teams and partners, are excited to present this prestigious part of our Tour as a free event to celebrate our 10th year."

The event is free to the public, and a wide range of food and beverage options, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase during the Celebration at the West Steps of the Capitol. VIP Sponsorship opportunities for the celebration event are also available by visiting www.sacsports.com/amgenvip.

Once again, Sutter Health, is a local presenting partner of the Amgen Tour of California, the 10th Anniversary Celebration & Official Team Introduction event, and the Community Ride.

For local volunteer opportunities, visit http://saceventcrew.com/.

For more information about the Amgen Tour of California, visit http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/.

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