For Immediate Release;  Contact: Michelle Geller (760) 839-4587

On Sunday, May 12, 2013, Escondido will host Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California cycling race. Please be advised of the following street and parking lot closures:


The following streets and parking lots will be closed from 6 a.m. Saturday, May 11 to Midnight Sunday, May 12:

  • Grand Avenue between Escondido Boulevard and Ivy Street
  • Maple Street between Valley Parkway and Second Avenue (including Maple Street Plaza)
  • Municipal parking lot #1 on Valley Parkway between Broadway and Maple Street
  • Broadway between Grand Avenue and the south side of Valley Parkway

The following streets and parking lots will be closed from 6 a.m. to Midnight on Sunday, May 12:

  • Broadway between Woodward Avenue and the north side of Valley Parkway
  • Municipal parking lot #2 on the corner of Maple Street and 2nd Avenue
  • Municipal parking lot #4 at the corner of Kalmia Street and 2nd Avenue


Streets on the race route will temporarily close on Sunday, May 12 as the riders move through the city. These “rolling” closures will last approximately 45 minutes in length. The route through Escondido includes the following:

Race starts at Grand and Broadway at 11:15 a.m. and heads east on Grand, south on Juniper

  • Juniper Street between Grand and El Dorado 
  • El Dorado between Juniper and Bear Valley Parkway
  • Bear Valley Parkway from El Dorado south to San Pasqual Road

Riders reentering Escondido city limits at approximately 3 p.m.

  • Valley Center Grade (north and south)
  • Lake Wohlford Road to East Valley Parkway
  • East Valley Parkway between Lake Wohlford Road to El Norte Parkway
  • El Norte Parkway between East Valley Parkway and Escondido Boulevard
  • Escondido Boulevard between El Norte Parkway and Grand Avenue (Note: Valley Parkway between Hickory and Escondido Boulevard will also close temporarily)

More information, including schedule of race-related events and route map is available at