State Capitol West Steps
Friday, May 8 / 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Amgen Tour of California, the Sacramento Sports Commission and Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau decided to take a new approach to the opening night kick-off event. They wanted an event that brought the community together and didn't exclude anyone, welcoming any and all to come celebrate another exciting overall start of the race in our great Capital City. This year, they welcome one and all to the west steps of the State Capitol for a free, family-friendly block party. 

Teams will arrive staggered started at 6:30 p.m. and enter the catwalk for a fashion show like presentation. Be there to cheer on each team as they arrive!

Guests will enjoy: 

  • Live music by Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads (a Jimmy Buffett tribute group)
  • Kid's activities
  • Farm-to-Fork concessions including beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages
  • G-Factor Game Truck
  • Step and Repeat for free photo opportunities
  • Amgen Tour of California RV and Champion System Road Team giving away tons of goodies
  • Dazzling fireworks display to cap-off the night

In honor of American's greatest race, event attendees are encouraged to cycle to the event and use the free Bike Valet provided by Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.

The event is free but a limited number of VIP tickets are available and include:

  • Exclusive backstage viewing
  • Complimentary food and beverage including wine and beer
  • Rider meet and greet opportunities
  • Preferred seating

Join us as we kick-off this exciting event and celebrate ten years of the Amgen Tour of California! We hope to see you there.