The world’s top professional cycling teams will “bike the line” at the Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom on May 20th while participating in the AMGEN Tour of California time trial. The cyclists will pass right under the newly constructed Johnny Cash Bike Trail bridge as some of the fastest men and women in the world race against the clock.
AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA: WORLD-CLASS PROS CYCLE ACROSS THE GOLDEN STATE
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style road race that takes professional cycling teams along hundreds of miles of California’s most challenging, and iconic, coastlines and highways.
The City of Folsom provides a scenic and historic backdrop for the cycling pros who will participate in Stage 6 of the tour today. The official Amgen Tour website calls Folsom a “cyclists dream come true,” and the City is thrilled to be chosen as a host city for the tour.
In addition to Folsom, the Amgen Tour takes cyclists through cities such as San Diego, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, South Lake Tahoe, Santa Rosa, and ends in Sacramento. Folsom is the 6th of 8 stages along the tour.
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Cycling fans who want to participate in the action can head out to Folsom on Friday, May 20, 2016.
- Starting Line: 608 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA
- Finish Line Festival: 800 Leidesdorff Street, Folsom, CA
- Women’s Team Start Time: 10:30am
- Men’s Team Start Time: 12:50pm
Following the time trials, a festival will be held along Sutter Street and Folsom Boulevard with food and entertainment.
The City of Folsom has a unique history and culture, and we are proud to share our heritage, history, and biking trails with the world-class athletes and fans of the Amgen Tour. The Johnny Cash Trail is a one-of-a-kind multi-use trail for families, hikers, and cyclists that pays homage to the City of Folsom’s connection with the legendary Man in Black; it’s an honor to have the professional cyclists of the Tour come out to “bike the line” with us today.