Cycle Through Pismo Beach for the Amgen Tour

Amgen Tour cyclists

On Thursday, May 16, the Amgen Tour of California bike race will ride through San Luis Obispo County and stop in Avila Beach. Sponsored by biotechnology pioneer Amgen, the Amgen Tour of California is America's most successful annual cycling race, as well as one of the nation's largest and most recognized annual sporting events. Consider it the United States' equivalent of the Tour de France!

A California Bike Tour Like No Other

The Amgen Tour of California is an annual professional cycling race. A prestigious eight-day event, it features an elite collection of athletes and professional teams from across the globe who cycle their way across nearly 800 miles of scenic California highways and byways. The Amgen Tour is one of only two American races listed as a UCI 2.HC event on the international professional cycling calendar. World-ranking points are awarded to the top finishers.

The Amgen Tour was created in 2006 and is owned and produced by the California-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG Sports. AEG is committed to presenting the Amgen Tour as a free sporting event dedicated to promoting cycling, healthy living, and bicycle safety.

Celebrating California and More

The Amgen Tour will ride through numerous California cities and towns, and part of AEG's commitment to their event is increasing tourism and economic development in the local communities they visit throughout the state. The Lifestyle Festival, held near the finish line of each stage of the tour, certainly aids in this goal. The place to be for all cycling enthusiasts, the Festival features cycling vendors, family activities, food, and entertainment for all ages.

Off the Well-Cycled Path

Whether you're hitting the Pismo Beach area for the Amgen Tour or simply to soak up nature, rest assured pro cyclists don't have the monopoly on biking on the Central Coast. The Bob Jones Bike Trail is a scenic paved path to Avila Beach. Hop on the route with your own two-wheeler, or rent a bike to get from point A to B. There's even a market and deli on the trail, well-stocked with food, wine, and snacks - now that's a perk no professional bicyclist gets to enjoy!

Whether you're planning to be in Pismo Beach for the San Luis Obispo County leg of the Amgen Tour of California or otherwise, stay at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach between May 13-17, and get 20 percent off your stay! We even have beach cruiser bike rentals so guests can make their way to Avila Beach. Get all the details about the SeaCrest Amgen special and book today. And remember, even if your intention is to come to Pismo Beach for the bike tour alone, you will quickly and easily find dozens of other reasons to come back.