Tahoe officials prepare for traffic delays for May Amgen bicycle race | SierraSun.com

Tahoe officials prepare for traffic delays for May Amgen bicycle race

Riders in the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Title are scheduled to make their way around Lake Tahoe on Friday, May 8.

With the race starting and finishing at Heavenly Resort on the South Shore, partial road closures and delays will affect drivers from approximately 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. across the region.

Fourteen of the top women’s cycling teams from around the world will take part in the race, which takes place in three stages. The Lake Tahoe Road Race is the first stage. Stage 2 will take place in and around Heavenly, and the third in Sacramento.

Cyclists will travel clockwise around Lake Tahoe May 8, entering Tahoma at approximately 12:01 p.m. They are expected to reach Tahoe City at 12:23; Kings Beach at 12:45; crossing through Stateline in Crystal Bay at 12:50; Highway 28 at 1:04; and Highway 50 at 1:29 p.m.

Local law enforcement, and race and tourism officials have created routes to minimize impact on residents and visitors. Travelers should expect 20-minute delays along the course.

Specific closure information will be published as race day nears.

Lake Tahoe will be one of 14 host cities for elite cyclists from around the world. The race is sanctioned by Union Cycliste International, denoting the highest level for a non-World Cup event.

For further race information, visit amgentourofcalifornia.com.

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