Route Information: May 16, 2014 - Stage 6 Start / May 17, 2014 - Stage 7 Start
Named, "the best place to live in California,” (CNN Money Magazine), Santa Clarita has solidified itself as one of California's premier entertainment destinations. Home to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the Santa Clarita Valley boasts some of the states most coveted golf courses, charming wine lounges, family and fine dining, impressive retail shopping, live music events, and a rich western heritage. A historic community turned cosmopolitan city, Santa Clarita blends its small-town roots with the sophistication of a larger urban center.
Santa Clarita is located in North Los Angeles just minutes from Burbank Airport. Here, some of the most successful entertainment, biomedical, technology, and aerospace companies in the world enjoy an unmatched quality of life, highly educated workforce, master planned communities and business parks, distinguished schools, and business incentives. Whether it's designing new technologies of tomorrow, producing number one rated television dramas, developing life-changing products, or creating world-class experiences, Santa Clarita is the ideal place to work, live and play.
Best of all, just 30 miles from Los Angeles, Santa Clarita is within close proximity of other Southern California points of interest.
Santa Clarita is also considered "Hollywood North” by many is the film industry and has been the backdrop of many major motion pictures and television programs. Many of the programs based in Santa Clarita, include HBO's "Big Love”, CBS' "NCIS”, ABC's Wipeout, FX' "Justified” and ABC Family's "Make It Or Break It” among others. Santa Clarita's prominence as a media center is echoed in the City's Walk of Western Stars, in Old Town Newhall which pays tribute to the actors and musicians who've preserved the Western heritage, and in many ways Santa Clarita's Western Heritage, through the arts.
California living is defined by experiences enjoyed al fresco. Whether your pleasure is heart-pounding roller coasters, time with nature, local culinary flair, or distinctive cultural events, you can enjoy them all amidst the pristine beauty of Santa Clarita's preserved natural landscape and near-perfect year-round weather.
"Santa Clarita is thrilled to once again be chosen as a host city for the Amgen Tour of California! Having hosted the race five previous times, we know first-hand what a first class event it is. It’s an honor to be associated with Amgen and their Breakaway from Cancer initiative and we are proud to showcase our great city on a worldwide stage for the finest cycling event in America."
— Mayor Bob Kellar