The Amgen Tour of California will return to the Santa Barbara South Coast, and what a sight to see! For eight days, some of the world’s top professional cycling teams will compete in a challenging course that includes nearly 700 miles of scenic California highways and roadways. Santa Barbara County is lucky enough to be the official host of the Stage 3 Finish on May 17, 2016. Riders will make the iconic Gibraltar Road climb and cross the finish line at La Cumbre Peak.
Uniquely situated between the mountains and ocean, Santa Barbara and the neighboring South Coast communities of Goleta, Montecito and Summerland, offer both cyclists and fans a true taste of California. Our clean air, beautiful beaches, sparkling waterfront and stunning mountainsides, invite visitors to enjoy the area’s healthy lifestyle and endless outdoor recreational opportunities.
For more information on the 2016 AMGEN Tour of California, please visit amgentourofcalifornia.com
“The Amgen Tour of California is highly anticipated by both locals and visitors alike and we’re pleased to welcome back this cornerstone athletic event to our community. Its philanthropic nature and energetic atmosphere make it a fun, exhilarating experience of which we’re happy to be a part.” -Helene Schneider, Santa Barbara Mayor