20 May 2012

Parking and viewing for fans Stage 8 AToC

Spectators for Stage 8 Amgen Tour of California
Come watch the race as a fan 
Schedule of Events Sunday May 20, 2012
Start: Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive)
Finish: Los Angeles (L.A. LIVE)
Miles: 44.7 // KM: 72
Start time: 10:10am

LOS ANGELES (L.A. LIVE): 8:30am - 1:00pm
1111 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00am-9:30am: 'Nissan Ride Before the Pros' (on the final circuit lap)
8:30am: Lifestyle Festival and VIP Hospitality opens (near 11th and Figueroa)
9:45am-10:15am: Breakaway from Cancer® Breakaway Mile
10:10am: Start in Beverly Hills
11:00am: Downtown Circuit, 5 Circuits (laps) near finish area
11:50am: Podium Awards Ceremony
Noon-4:00pm: Official Wrap Party at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE hosted by KIIS FM

Watch the race on TV or on a device
NBC Sports
Beverly Hills to Los Angeles (L.A. LIVE) 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT (LIVE) - (re-airs on NBC Sports Network 8:30pm PDT/11:30pm EDT).
Online: RadioShack Tour Tracker (LIVE) at: radioshacktourtracker.amgentourofcalifornia.com, Or Download the FREE Apps for iOs or Android devices.

At the Event

Street Closures
Beginning at 10:30 AM, there will be street closures and detours to ensure a safe experience for fans, riders and those arriving for the Kings game.
  • Figueroa Street from Pico Blvd. to Olympic Blvd.
  • Chick Hearn Court from Flower Street to Georgia Street
  • Pico Blvd. from Flower Street to Figueroa Street
  • Flower Street from Pico Blvd. to 11th Street
  • Olympic Blvd. from Figueroa Street to Olive Street
  • Olive Street, North of Olympic Blvd.
  • 11th Street from Flower Street to Hill Street
  • Hill Street, North of 11th Street
All of the above streets will be re-opened prior to the end of the Kings game. Pedestrian bridges for fans wishing to cross Figueroa Street on foot have been erected at Figueroa Street just North of Chick Hearn Court/11th Street (same street) and Figueroa Street just North of Pico Blvd.
Event and Parking map: (see a larger map link)
Public Transportation: Alternative forms of transportation to L.A. LIVE events. In addition to the MTA Red Line, which brings fans to 7th and Figueroa and the Blue Line which drops off one block from STAPLES Center at Flower and Pico, the MTA just opened their new Expo Line that also brings riders to the Pico Station across from STAPLES Center. Each of the lines can accommodate passengers with bicycles. For more details on the new Expo Line and other Metro services please visit www.metro.net.

The event by numbers: an unknown number cycling spectators along the route from Beverly Hills to L.A. LIVE from 8:30-12:00, 20,000 at the Kings (ice hockey) game at 12:00pm, and Clippers (basketball) game at 7:00pm. As a side story: AEG is in the middle of a 22 million dollar environmental impact report for a new 80,000 seat football stadium adjacent to Staples Center. They may well be hoping for the same result of scaring away all other traffic such as happened with carmagedon and the 84 Olympics so they can justify their limited Environmental Impact Report (EIR) impact. If they cannot manage the cycling race plus the two other events then there is no way a downtown football stadium of maybe 80,000 fans can function.

Please don't let this scare you away from coming to the bike race. The cycling race is first and early. I lived in Los Angeles during the 1984 Olympics when they scared citizens so badly about traffic jams, that everyone left town or did not attend, and in the end there was no traffic. 
Route map (parcours) Stage Map 
Time table (when the race will be at each intersection)   Stage Log
Photos Stage 7: some images from yesterday by Willie Reichenstein Stage 7 on Mt Baldy

Jersey Winners after Stage 7
Current race standings - who will be wearing the jerseys:
Amgen Leader Jersey – (yellow) Robert Gesink (NED), Rabobank Cycling Team (NED)
Nissan King of the Mountain Jersey – (polka dot) Sébastian Salas (USA), Optum Powered by Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA)
Visit California Sprint Jersey – (green) Peter Sagan (SVK), Liquigas-Cannondale (ITA)
Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey – (orange /white) Wilco Kelderman (NED), Rabobank Cycling Team (NED)
Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey – (breakaway) Chris Horner (USA), RadioShack-Nissan-Trek (LUX)
Exergy Most Aggressive Rider Jersey – (black) Jhon Atapuma (COL), Colombia-Coldeportes (COL)