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L’Etape California by le Tour de France

June 09 2019
Folsom, California, USA

L’Etape California by Tour de France is a ride designed to challenge cyclists on a course comparable to an Alps Mountain stage of the world’s most well-known cycling race.

Join the Tour de France legend as we climb our way through the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California.

Experience the classic challenging Mt. Baldy course that was last featured during the inaugural L’Etape California by Le Tour de France in 2017. The course features three major climbs of Lower Mt. Baldy Road, Glendora Mountain Road, Upper Mt. Baldy Road. Expect spectacular views, peaceful twisting roads, and an abundance of climbing. You will be enjoying every minute of the ride as you experience the Tour de France Legend and imagine you are climbing through the Alps in July. Pacing and nutrition are essential to staying fresh over the rolling terrain between the key climbs – if planned correctly you can arrive to the bottom of the final climb with enough energy to put out a good effort to the ski lifts!

King and Queen of the Mountain prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 men and women in each age group.


Routes: 55, 90 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 1500 riders
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Bib Pick-up

On-Site Registration

Event Expo

Family Friendly Activities

Meet & Greet with Tour de France Ambassador

Sunday, June 9, 2019
L'Etape California by Tour de France Ride

Post Ride Meal & Entertainment

What's Included?

- An event crafted to recreate the Tour de France
- Scenic course designed by Tour de France Directors
- Commemorative L'Etape California by Le Tour de France Gym Bag
- Commemorative L'Etape California by Le Tour de France Water Bottle
- Finisher Medal
- Escorted mass start
- Tour de France themed athlete road book and commemorative bib number
- Full support- nutrition & Hydration
- Mechanical support provided by SRAM
- Post ride beer, meal, & entertainment
- Tour de France Museum- an inside look at the history of the World's Greatest Race
- Exclusive opportunity to meet Ambassador Andy Schleck- on-site participating in Saturday's activities and Sunday's ride
- King & Queen of the Mountain Competition- winners receive a trip to the 2019 Etape du Tour Ride in France (ride entry, hotel, bike) 

Prize / Race Categories

King and Queen of the Mountain prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 men and women in each age group.

Age Group Categories:

Male 18 - 34 | Female 18 -34
Male 35 - 39 | Female 35 - 39
Male 40 - 44 | Female 40 - 44
Male 45 - 49 | Female 45 - 49
Male 50 - 54 | Female 50 - 54
Male 55 - 59 | Female 55 - 59
Male 60 - 64 | Female 60 - 64
Male 65 - 69 | Female 65 - 69
Male 70+ | Female 70+

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Folsom, California
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