On Monday, May 15, San Jose will host the Stage 2 Finish of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California—welcoming back, for the eleventh time, the world’s elite cyclists to the Capital of Silicon Valley.
May 15 will help add another page to San Jose’s long cycling history. With its population of more than one million, San Jose has grown over its 239-year existence to the 10th largest city in the U.S., the largest city in Northern California and the world’s leading center of innovation. The City has been vital to the sport of cycling ever since one of the world’s first pedal bicycles was engineered there; its first local bicycle club was formed back in 1884. 38,000 bike commuters utilize more than 150 miles of on-street bikeways, which led the city to garnering a National Bicycle Friendly Community Award from the League of American Bicyclists. Home to one of only 19 velodromes in the U.S., San Jose is an epicenter of cycling in the San Francisco Bay Area and thus part of the largest cycling community in North America.
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