Experience the California Bike Tour like a pro with Trek Travel’s Amgen Tour Of California Bike Tour in May, featuring a private reception with Trek Factory Racing Team.
“Amgen Tour of California has become the premier race event on the US cycling calendar,” says Tania Burke, president of Trek Travel. “This is an incredible opportunity to meet and ride the same routes as Tour de France pros in advance of the famous race in July.”
Guests will meet some of the Trek Factory Racing Team at an exclusive reception, ride the same Amgen Tour of California routes just hours before the Team, tour the team bus, then watch them at the waterfront finish of Stage 5 in Santa Barbara at the Fish House restaurant, the summit finish of Stage 6 from a VIP hospitality tent in Mountain High, and the exciting race finale in Thousand Oaks.
Trek Travel offers supported cycling vacations with expert Trek Travel guides, Trek Domane™ 5.9 bicycles featuring Garmin Touring Plus GPS devices and Di2 electronic shifting, where guests ride the very same race routes just hours before the pros. Whereas most cycling tour companies charge a $300-$500 upgrade fee for pro-level bikes, Trek Travel race trips include these as standard.
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Trek Travel is an active vacation company specializing in cycling vacations. Each trip includes the use of a high-end Trek bicycle; accommodations; most meals, snacks and drinks for each day’s ride; daily route support; social hours; entrance fees to group events; transportation during the tour; comprehensive Trek merchandise and more. From A (Amgen) to Z (Zion, Utah), Trek Travel has assembled a collection of cycling vacations across the globe which illustrate that sometimes the best way to see the world is two wheels at a time.
Trek Travel was formed in 2002 as the luxury bicycle touring arm of Trek, one of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturers. This year, the company is celebrating its tenth season offering luxury, economy, personalized bicycling vacations and Ride Camps around the world. For further information contact Trek Travel at 1-866-464-8735 or visit the company’s website.
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