Traffic Advisory and Road Closures for Major Events Saturday, May 18

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena reminds the public about the following road closures and other event information for the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday, May 18. The final stage of the Amgen Tour will depart Santa Clarita around 9 a.m., and riders are expected to enter Pasadena city limits by noon. 10,000 spectators are expected to gather at Rose Bowl Stadium for the exciting finish of America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race.

On event day only, the public telephone number to call with questions about street closures, parking, and general event information is (626) 397-4141. Additional information about the Amgen Tour of California, including public access maps, can be found online at

Road Closures and Times:

America’s greatest cycling race will enter Pasadena via Arroyo Boulevard/Windsor Avenue and will proceed southbound on Arroyo to Rosemont Avenue, where it will drop down into the Rose Bowl area. Riders will complete circuits around the Rose Bowl recreation loop and proceed to an exciting finish along West Drive, adjacent to the iconic and historic Rose Bowl Stadium. The women’s race is expected to arrive at noon, followed by the men’s race at 1:10 p.m.

In preparation for the arrival of the Amgen Tour of California, city streets impacted by the race will close to vehicular traffic from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Some streets around the Rose Bowl recreation loop will close to all traffic by 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17. The loop will remain closed following the conclusion of the race through 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, for the first-ever Rose Pedal, an open-streets bike ride sponsored by Rose Bowl Stadium.

Event Day Detours:

To expedite travel on event day, motorists are encouraged to use Lincoln Avenue to the east, Linda Vista Avenue to the west, Woodbury Road or the 210 freeway to the north, and Colorado Boulevard or the 134 freeway to the south.

Gold Line and Bike Travel Options:

Parking for the Amgen Tour will be available in Lots H and I at Rose Bowl Stadium. The parking fee is $10 per vehicle. Spectators and participants are encouraged to ride their bikes or travel to the Rose Bowl using alternate transportation. There will be a self-serve/self-lock bike parking zone in Lot K of the Rose Bowl. The Memorial Park Gold Line Station is conveniently located within 1 mile of Rose Bowl Stadium, and Pasadena Transit Route 51 buses will run every 22 minutes from the station to Seco Street/Lincoln Avenue (about a 10-minute walk to the stadium).

Parking Information and Vehicle Towing Along Route:

The Amgen Tour route will be posted with temporary “No Parking” signs. Vehicles that are parked on the course during the restricted times will be towed and regular storage/impound charges will apply. Generally, any cars parked along the course after 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 (unless earlier restrictions are posted on signs), will be towed. All other parking restrictions will apply.

Freeway Ramp Closures:

The 210 freeway ramps at Arroyo Boulevard/Windsor Avenue will be closed between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on event day. To access alternate freeway ramps in this vicinity, use Lincoln Avenue, where both east and westbound ramps will remain open.

Other San Gabriel Valley Area Events:

On Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, NASA JPL will host its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must have tickets to attend. To expedite travel to JPL, motorists are encouraged to use the Foothill ramps on the 210 freeway.

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Amgen Tour of California Pasadena public access map