The City of Pismo Beach hosts the 9th Annual Amgen Tour of CaliforniaStage 5 Startpresented by Breakaway from Cancer on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The teams arrive to the Pismo Beach Pier at 10:15 and the race begins promptly at 11:45 am. Spectators need to arrive early to enjoy the festivities, and to find a spot to watch the participating cyclists embark on their 107-mile trek to Santa Barbara.

Amgen Race Festivities begin on Wednesday at 5pm, with the Wine Walk through downtown Pismo Beach and a fabulous street party “Tacos, Tapas & Treats” with restaurants providing $5 plates, a live band, raffles, juggler & face painting. Participating Pismo Beach businesses hosting local wineries include:

Thomas Kinkade Gallery with Phantom Rivers Wine

Pismo Tees with Autry Cellars

Seaside Gallery with Niven Family Wine Estates

Pismo Beach Hotel with Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards

Pacific Leisure with Saucelito Canyon Vineyard & Winery

Esteem Surf Company with Laetitia Winery

Tastes of the Valleys with Sinor-LaVallee Wines

Cool Cat Café with Kynsi Wines

In conjunction with the festivities and the “Bike Month Proclamation” made at the Pismo Beach City Council meeting on Tuesday, Pismo Beach will offer Bike Valets on Wednesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 15th, a service generously being provided by SLO Regional Rideshare. The Bike Valet will be located in the dirt lot next to the Pismo Beach pier.

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