Contact: Michelle Geller, (760) 839-4587; The Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race is coming to Escondido on Sunday, May 12 – just a few weeks away!

Tickets to two very special race VIP experiences are now on sale:

  • "Escondido Out Front” Team Presentation Gala at the California Center for the Arts, Friday, May 10 - Enjoy a three course gourmet dinner with wine pairing in the Concert Hall. Diners will be “on stage” as the stage will actually be built out over the seats for a unique perspective in this beautiful venue. The professional teams competing in Sunday’s race will be there for photo opportunities, and silent auction items include a ride-along in a VIP car with the peloton. Ticket cost: $125 each; discount on 3+; sponsor tables with seating for 12 are also available for $1,500

  •  Escondido VIP Hospitality Tent – At the race start/finish line on Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido, Sunday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Only 75 tickets are available for this exclusive front row seat to the race. Mingle in style and enjoy all-inclusive food and beverages (including beer and wine). Flat screen TVs inside the tent will broadcast the race live, plus guests will be able to see the start/finish and announcers’ stage right from the tent’s patio. Ticket cost: $200 each

These are one-of-a-kind opportunities, especially for cycling fans, or a unique Mother’s Day gift. To purchase tickets and more information visit .