Route Information: May 17, 2016 - Stage 3 Start
The City of Thousand Oaks is a premiere community recognized for being one of the most desirable places in California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family. Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in Ventura County, 8 to12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Thousand Oaks is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains with over 15,000 acres of natural publicly owned open space located within the City's boundaries. This open space contains 75 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or just leisurely walking.
While this natural acreage gives the community the best of nature, another source of pride is the Civic Arts Plaza. Opened in 1994, this jewel of cultural arts has become a beacon for our region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, children's shows, ballets, and much more.
Thousand Oaks is a family-oriented community of approximately 129,000, and the base of several thousand companies who provide over 70,000 jobs. It is home to excellent schools, outstanding parks, and a myriad of shopping opportunities, including the largest auto mall in the nation. Named one of the safest cities with a population over 100,000 in California, Thousand Oaks continues to be a premiere community for families and businesses.
"Thousand Oaks has served as host to the final stages of this world class cycling race on several occasions and we are thrilled to have it back in the Conejo Valley."
- Mayor, Al Adam