Kicking off the Tour with a Taste of Sacramento

Cycling fans shouldn’t miss a chance to send their favorite racers off in style at the Amgen Tour of California Opening Gala, set for May 9, 2014, at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from race officials, see the competing cyclists introduced and be a part of the excitement, right from the start.

Beyond enthralling entertainment, guests will be treated to a full farm-to-fork menu from Classique Catering, featuring locally sourced seasonal dishes that highlight the fresh tastes of the region. The Classique team is already working with area providers to design a mouth-watering meal that’s sure to please the cyclists and fans alike.

“The Opening Gala presents a tremendous opportunity for Sacramento to highlight all that the region has to offer, from world-class recreation options to the country’s leading farm-fresh food,” said Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau Senior Vice President Mike Testa. “Our partnership with Classique allows us to provide gala guests with a total Sacramento experience in one evening,”

Individual and group tickets for the opening gala are on sale now. You can learn more about the race’s kickoff in Sacramento here.