May is a secret season that no one really talks about. It’s the time of year when the visitor masses of winter are no longer coming up, but at the same time, our annual summer enthusiasts aren’t here either. What better chance for you to enjoy the warm weather without the crowds? It’s also time for the most prestigious American bicycle race to return to South Lake Tahoe – the Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG!

World’s Best Cyclists Come to South Lake Tahoe

Amgen Tour of CaliforniaThat’s right… the world’s best cyclists are back! Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM along with the Men’s Stage 6 finish will be running through South Lake Tahoe on May 18, 2018. Being the ONLY U.S. race that’s on the UCI World Tour Calendar, this is the one chance for us Americans to see these star-studded racers climb our highest peaks and battle it out for first place. It’s definitely something not to be missed.

“Finish” the Tour with a bit of Après… what more could you want!

Finish the Amgen Tour of California the right way

There are loads of great opportunities to watch the cyclists, but the men’s Stage 6 finish is your chance to stop by our café for a glass of wine or a cold brew and then walk over to Ski Run Blvd & Pioneer Trail. From here, you’ll see Olympic Medalists & Tour De France champions whiz by on their way to the finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Base Lodge parking area. The 16,000’ of climbing in this stage is the most challenging leg of the series and the man who wins this stage will most likely win the overall title.

For more about the race & its legs go here.