First downtown road closures and parking restrictions start the morning of Saturday, May 21.

The City’s Police and Public Works departments are encouraging motorists to plan ahead for this year’s Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, Sunday, May 22, featuring the world’s most elite bicycle racing teams. Bicycling to the event is encouraged!

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, concludes in Sacramento — the first time the state capital will host the overall race finish. The race kicks off in San Diego and will cover nearly 800 miles of quintessential California terrain. The Sacramento region portion of the race starts at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. The Men’s Race leaves the start line at L and 11th Street and travels westbound to 9th Street. The course continues southbound 9th Street then westbound Capitol Mall over Tower Bridge. The race continues throughout the southern portion of Yolo County and then returns to Sacramento at approximately 2 p.m.

While the Men’s Race is in Yolo County, there will be a Women’s Race on the course from approximately 11:40 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The course will be closed the entire time from the start of the Men’s Race to the end of the Men’s Race. There will be no parking allowed as well as no vehicle or pedestrian traffic allowed on the course.

Downtown circuit street closures and no parking on the following streets:

Starting  Saturday, May 21 at 8a.m. – Ending Sunday, May 23 at 12 a.m.

  • L Street (10th Street to 13th Street)
  • 11th Street (L Street to Kayak Alley)

Starting Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. – Ending Sunday May 23 at 12 a.m.

  • 10th Street (Capitol Mall to L Street)

Starting Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. – Ending Sunday, May 23 at 12 a.m.

  • 10th Street (L Street to Kayak Alley)
  • L Street (9th Street to 10th Street)

Starting Saturday, May 21 at 11p.m. – Ending May 23 at 12 a.m.

  • L Street (13th Street to 15th Street)

Starting Sunday, May 22 at 4 a.m. – Ending Sunday, May 23 at 12 a.m.

  • Capitol Mall (3rd Street to 9th Street)
  • L Street (9th Street to 18th Street)
  • 18th Street (Q Street to L Street)
  • 11th Street (N Street to O Street)
  • 10th Street (Capitol Mall to P Street)
  • 12th Street (K Street to L Street)
  • 12th Street ( N Street to O Street)
  • 15th Street (K Street to Q Street)
  • 16th Street (P Street to L Street)
  • 9th Street (L Street to N Street)
  • N Street (9th Street to 18th Street)

Nearby garage parking will be available

Starting on Saturday at 7 a.m., until 11 p.m., Sunday, 10th Street between J and L streets will be converted from a one-way to a two-way street to facilitate parking at the Capitol Garage.

For spectators riding their bikes to the event, a free bike valet will be set up at 10th & L Streets.

Due to the large number of spectators anticipated, Parking Services will be monitoring the occupancy of all City garages. As facilities near capacity, drivers will be directed to alternative parking garages.

Parking Services highly recommends using the City Hall Garage at 10th and I streets, Memorial Garage at 14th and H streets, Old Sacramento Garage at 2nd and I streets, the Downtown Plaza West Garage at L and 3rd street, the Downtown Plaza East Garage with entrances on 7th and J Streets, and the Tower Bridge garage off Capitol Mall. See map of City parking facilities.

For a race day guide, please reference the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau’s blog. For more information on the Amgen Tour of California, route and timing of rolling road closures visit: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

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