Route Information: May 13, 2017 - Women's Stage 3 Start
A community started as a stage stop along the historic Lincoln Highway in 1850, today’s Elk Grove is a city on the move situated between California’s capital and the agricultural heartland of the central valley. Its unique blend of small town hospitality and city amenities makes it a fitting spot for the Stage 3 Start for the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM taking place on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
With nary a hill to be found, Elk Grove offers flat, fast terrain connecting riders to the Delta, wine country, or more urban destinations.
Elk Grove is the second largest city in Sacramento County with a population exceeding 167,000 residents. With a proud heritage and an even brighter future, the City of Elk Grove was ranked California’s fastest growing city in 2016 and the 11th fastest growing city in the U.S. (WalletHub) and earned a place among the top 20 places in California to raise a family (WalletHub) thanks to its family-friendly lifestyle. With top performing schools, more than 90 parks, 27 miles of bicycle and walking trails, and a variety of year-round markets, street fairs, concerts, and festivals, Elk Grove is a lively city that welcomes visitors and new neighbors.
From its Old Town District to the California Northstate University campus, Elk Grove is an eclectic blend of the past, present and future. A mix of Zagat–rated restaurants, hotels, and shopping opportunities provide places to shop, dine, stay and play in Elk Grove. But perhaps Elk Grove’s biggest asset is its people. Travel through the city and you may hear some of the 88 languages and dialects spoken by its residents. The city celebrates its diversity and was recognized as the 7th Most Racial and Ethnically Diverse City in the U.S. in 2015 (WalletHub).
Elk Grove is proud to welcome the riders, sponsors, and revelers of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California to the place we call home.