America’s biggest cycling event gets underway this weekend, and Santa Barbara and Ventura County will again host some key stages of the event.
The Amgen Tour Of California takes place May 11th-18th, and will feature 16 of the top cycling teams in the world. The competition starts on Sunday in Sacramento, and ends in Thousand Oaks on the 18th.
On Thursday, the fifth stage of the race runs from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara.
Then on Sunday, the race will end in Thousand Oaks, with a 76 mile circuit course.
The internationally televised event attracts more than a million spectators along its route.