Amgen Tour of California Tuesday May 15th

From Lieutenant Lanny Edwards, Sector 3 coordinator for the Walnut Creek Police Department:

 

AMGEN BICYCLE RACE:

Stage 3 of the Amgen Bicycle Race will pass through Walnut Creek on Tuesday, May 15th at approximately 2 p.m.

 

Stage 3 of the Amgen Bicycle Race will pass through a 4-mile section ofWalnut Creek in the Northgate area. The route includes North Gate Road, Oak Grove Road and east bound Ygnacio Valley Road beginning at Oak Grove.

 

Roads along the route could be closed as early as 1:00 p.m.; drivers should anticipate possible delays between 1 and 3 p.m.

 

Cyclists will enter Walnut Creek on North Gate Road from Mt. Diablo State Park. They will turn right (Northbound) onto Oak Grove Road and then right (Eastbound) onto Ygnacio Valley Road.

 

Racers are expected to take about 9 minutes to cover the 4-mile distance.

 

The California Highway Patrol is handling road closures. Roads will open immediately after the bicyclists pass.

 

Walnut Creek PD will have an extra team of officers assigned to the race. Two officers will be stationed in the neighborhoods east of Oak Grove Road/South of Ygnacio Valley Road in advance of the race to handle any emergency calls.

 

City staff members have been working with Amgen Tour organizers to minimize the impact on the community. Principals at Northgate High School and Foothill Middle School have been contacted and asked to share the race information with their students and their parents, and message boards alerting residents to the upcoming race will be place in the affected area.

 

The City does not have the authority to deny use of public streets for the race.

 

For any questions related to the Amgen Race, please contact the city Communications and Outreach Manager Gayle Vassar at (925)943-5895.

 

Specifics on the race can be found on the Amgen Tour website at the hyperlink below:

 

http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/Route/stages/stage3-2012.html

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