Amgen Tour of California stops in Santa Clarita during Bike Week LA

Cyclists with Magic Mountain in the background. Photo from Santa Clarita Tour of CA 2013 Official Facebook

Cyclists with Magic Mountain in the background. Photo from Santa Clarita Tour of CA 2013 Official Facebook

The City of Santa Clarita will be one of the host cities for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California next week, which also happens to be Bike Week LA. The city will be the site of the Stage 3 Finish on Tuesday, May 14, and the Stage 4 Start on Wednesday, May 15.

There will be a series of events to celebrate the bicycle race, including a viewing party at Salt Creek Grille, SENSES Rock the Bike, and Bike to Work Day. Don’t miss the Lifestyle Festival on Tuesday, May 14, which will take place at the Westfield Valencia Town Center at the corner of Citrus and Magic Mountain Parkway, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check Santa Clarita Transit for public transportation routes.

Traffic will be impacted on local roads during the course of the event, keep reading after the jump to see the details.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS
Tuesday, May 14
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. There will be an approximate 20-minute closure of southbound San Francisquito Canyon Road, west to Copper Hill Drive, and through the industrial center to the I-5 Freeway between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. There will be an approximate 40-minute closure of southbound Bouquet Canyon Road west to Valencia Boulevard, and to Magic Mountain Parkway between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. There will be an approximate 10-15 minute closure on McBean Parkway, from Town Center Drive north to Newhall Ranch Road, and to Highway 126 between 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Emergency vehicles will have continuous access to the entire Santa Clarita Valley at all times during the race as the safety of residents and spectators alike is the number one priority to both the presenters of the race and all agencies involved.

For traffic and event information visit www.SantaClaritaTourOfCA.com