AMGEN Tour of California Bicycle Race
The men’s stage 6 of the AMGEN Tour of California bicycle race is coming through Placerville! Come downtown to witness the sprint through Main Street as racers reach speeds of 40 miles per hour. In anticipation of the event, Placerville businesses are decking themselves in red, white and blue bunting to create quite the picture. The city of Placerville along with El Dorado County will be giving away 600 cowbells and Marshall Medical Center is providing 700 thundersticks to greet the racers and encourage them onward. Events that morning will include slow bicycle races beginning at 9am followed by a decorated bicycle parade and free riding on Main Street until we need to close it completely and wait for the racers. Shops will be open and the Bell Tower Bakery will be serving baked goods on the street. Raleys of Placerville will be at the Bell Tower giving fresh fruit out to spectators. Come join the festivities and witness this rare sight on our beautiful, historic Main Street.