The annual L’Etape California by Le Tour de France in Folsom [fr]
The annual L’Etape California by Le Tour de France, a mass participation bike ride produced by the operators of the Amgen Tour of California, AEG, and A.S.O., owner and operator of the Tour de France will take place in Folsom Nov. 28.
The annual L’Etape California by Le Tour de France, a mass participation bike ride produced by the operators of the Amgen Tour of California, AEG, and A.S.O., owner and operator of the Tour de France will take place in Folsom on November, 28.
November, 27th – A day filled with French food, sights, appearances from cycling legends, and family cycling fun – followed by the L’Etape ride on Sunday.
Attendees will be able to walk through the Cycling and Active Lifestyle Expo to experience family-friendly activities and vendor booths. They can also visit the traveling Tour de France Museum to see race visuals through a virtual reality experience, and ask questions to a Tour de France legend in a public Q and A session. Other offerings include French food, a look into French culture and a Tour de France stage or movie screening.
November, 28th - The French Consul General of France in San Francisco, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, will join for the Tour de France inspired event, riding and taking part in awards presentation.
Winners of the climbing competition will be eligible to earn a trip to France to represent California and show their skills at the original Etape du Tour ride in summer 2019.
Folsom is widely considered the premier cycling destination in the CA Sierra foothills. A “fan favorite” city, conveniently located adjacent to Highway 50 and about an hour from Lake Tahoe, Folsom offers a diversity of world class cycling experiences along with many visitor amenities.
L’Etape California by Le Tour de France is a ride designed to challenge cyclists on a course comparable to an Alps Mountain stage of the world’s most well-known cycling race. The original L’Etape du Tour ride, the premier mass participation race in Europe, was established in 1993 and has grown to one of the sport’s biggest annual rides with over 15,000 riders. Though the course changes annually, the ride is always a goal of passionate Tour de France fans as they get to experience the roads just days before the professional riders.
Jersey art available by request.