The Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM is coming to Tahoe once again. On May 11th-12th of 2017, stages 1 and 2 of the bike race will start in South Lake Tahoe.
This race is put on by Amgen, an innovative biotechnology company aiming to cure serious illnesses, which hosts bike races for men and women throughout California that put forth money to curing cancers, heart disease, and other health conditions. The Amgen Tour of California has been to Lake Tahoe in previous years and it will return this year for the women’s division.
Stage 1 – the Overall Stage Start for women will take place on Thursday, May 11th and will begin and end at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Cyclists will span 72.1 miles and reach up to 5000 ft in elevation gain as they ride clockwise around Lake Tahoe. Click here to see the route map.
Stage 2 for women will take place on Friday, May 12th and will also start at Heavenly Mountain Resort. This route will take the women south on CA-89, over Luther Pass, down into Carson River Basin, loop through Washoe Reservation, and up Kingsbury Grade in Nevada. This route will be a challenging 67.1 mile ride with an elevation gain of 6100 ft.
These two days of competitive rides promise to present new challenges in climbs and stunning views of the Tahoe landscape along the way. For more on the race, sponsors, teams, and jersey information visit amgentourofcalifornia.com.
If you are already registered for the race and still need to figure out your accommodations, RnR Vacation Rentals is at your service. We have plenty of homes available for the weekend of the Amgen race. If you’re looking for a place for the whole family or team members to fit comfortably and relax in a private hot tub after your race, take a look at our Tahoe Keys Villa home with 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, or our Grand Chalet at Tahoe Keys home with 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms and plenty of space to gather.