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Amgen Tour of California cyclists heading to Morro Bay

Posted at 8:04 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 11:04:54-04

Amgen Tour of California cyclists will arrive on the Central Coast Wednesday.

The annual race started in Sacramento on Sunday.

On Wednesday, riders will race from the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey County to the Stage 4 finish line on Harbor Street in Morro Bay. They’re expected to arrive around 3:43 p.m.

Those who’d like to see the cyclists cross the finish line can also enjoy a “Lifestyle Festival” from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Monterey Avenue and Harbor Street.

The family-friendly festival includes more than 40 exhibitors, children’s activities, food and drink, live race streaming on large video screens, health awareness education, and other activities.

During stage 5 of the race on Thursday, riders will take off from Pismo Beach at 10 a.m., head south along Highway 1 through Oceano and Guadalupe to Orcutt, where they will then head out to Foxen Canyon and Highway 154. After climbing over the San Marcos Pass, cyclists will then take Highway 192 into Ventura County for a finish in the City of Ventura.

Several road closures will be in place in Pismo Beach during the ride, although some will only last for a few minutes.

Pismo Beach police say Dolliver/Highway 1 will be closed for about 20 minutes at the start of the race.

The 200 block of Pomeroy and 600 to 700 blocks of Cypress will be closed at 2 a.m. and will remain closed through the start of the race.

The 100 block of Pomeroy and pier parking lot will also be closed as of 2:00 a.m. That area will remain closed for most of the day, according to police.

Stage 6 will start in Ontario and end at Mt. Baldy.

Stage 7 starts in Santa Clarita and will conclude the race in Pasadena.

The race will cover a total of 773 miles.