Professional bicycle racers from all over the world have descended upon California to battle their way through the 7th Amgen Tour of California, which will have a leg pass early next week through Walnut Creek, Concord and Clayton, as racers make their way to the Livermore finish line.
The race encompasses virtually the entire state via three stages, with the last ending here in the San Francisco Bay Area. See the attached map for a detailed stage-3-route.
In Concord and Clayton
Expect eastbound Ygnacio Valley Road to be temporarily closed on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 15.
The closure is expected to last just under an hour, according to a City of Concord message. Closures will likely happen between 1 and 3 p.m that day.
In addition, Ygnacio Valley Road will also be closed in Walnut Creek beginning at Oak Grove, according to the City of Concord website.
Cyclists will zip past Ygnacio Valley Road and turn right to Clayton Road, all the way to Marsh Creek Road, before cycling towards the Livermore finish-line.
Expect delays as Concord Police and the California Highway Patrol work to both safe guard the bikers and control traffic while being ready to handle unexpected emergencies.
Check out the tour's website, at Amgentourofcalifornia.com for a high resolution map of the route and for more information.