Dash to the finish takes seconds, but Amgen after-party goes on for hours

ktanner@thetribunenews.comMay 8, 2014 

Tony Church of Cambria wheels an antique bicycle into the Cambria Historical Museum for a special display. The bike is on loan from British Sports Cars in San Luis Obispo.


An Amgen after-party will be hosted by the Cambria Historical Society at the Cambria Historical Museum.

About a half-dozen vintage bicycles from Wally's Bicycle Works, including a bike used in the Tour de France, and British Sports Cars in San Luis Obispo will be on exhibit in the museum starting Sunday, May 11.

The exhibit, including memorabilia, photos and historical news articles about the Central Coast since the 1880s from the archives on The Tribune and columns by Wilmar Tognazzini, as well as posters and items connecting the Tour de France with Amgen, continues through July.

The free post-Amgen party at the corner of Burton Drive and Center Street in East Village is set to start at 4 and continue to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14.

There will be live music. Barbecued food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. A new bike donated by Heritage Oaks Bank will be raffled off at 7 p.m. (the winner must be present).

The museum’s regular hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays. Admission is free.

Breakaway Mile walk

A mile-long walk along the West Village bike race course prior to the finish is designed to show support for cancer patients, cancer survivors, family members, caretakers and healthcare providers, according to Charlie Yates, Tour of California Cambria co-chairman. Close to 200 people have signed up. Registrations are closed.

Lifestyle festival

The California Healthy Lifestyle Festival will set up west of the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St., in the Lions Club Pinedorado Grounds.

According to the Tour website at http://amgentourofcalifornia.com, the festival provides a “festive atmosphere for pre- and post-race entertainment and hospitality” for all cycling enthusiasts and the general public. 

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