2013 AMGEN Tour of California - Stage 5 Finishes in Avila Beach

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The AMGEN Tour is one of the premier athletic event in the world - and it's arriving in Avila Beach!

Here is the link to official Amgen Tour of California "Spectator Guides" detailing routes, road closures, places to watch and parking tips during Stage 5

On May 16, the peloton sweeps into the Avila Valley, storming down Front Street to an incredibly dramatic finish.

The race itself kicks off two days of celebration. After the breathtaking finish and the award ceremonies Thursday afternoon, stroll over to the Avila Beach Golf Course for a free concert from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Then on Friday, between 11 am-4pm, there is the "Wine Walk," featuring 10 outstanding Avila Beach wineries. Grammy Award Winner, Louie Ortega, will be performing at Avila Wine and Roasting Company during the Wine Walk. There will be live music, appetizers, wine tastings, and special discounts at select wineries. And if you stay in one of the excellent Avila Beach hotels or vacation rentals, you'll receive a special VIP pass for complimentary tastings at all participating wineries.

That afternoon also take in the wonderful Fish & Farmers' Market, featuring booths overflowing with fresh local produce and hand-crafted artisan foods, crafts, area restaurants selling delicious meals, and a lively local band.

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