The Amgen California Tour in Camarillo on May 14, 2018

A stage of the 2018 Amgen Bike Tour of California will bring riders through Camarillo on Monday, May 14, starting at approximately 12:00 noon.  The event will result in several road closures before, during, and after the period that the Tour is in Camarillo. 

Drivers will be prohibited from entering the race route (map below), and all intersections along the route will be controlled by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) or Tour course marshals.  During the 20 to 30 minutes that riders and race officials are in Camarillo, drivers should plan alternative routes to their destinations.  

Depending on their riding speed, the Stage 2 route will bring the racers from Oxnard into Camarillo at 5th Street and Pleasant Valley Road (Hwy 34) at around noon.  Riders will then travel north on Lewis Road (also Hwy 34) through Camarillo, before continuing into Somis.

Again, during the race, drivers should expect delays, as the Tour route will be closed to all traffic.  Those that need to travel across town during the race should plan on using the freeway (U.S. Hwy 101).  Please note, however, that north and southbound off-ramps at U.S. Hwy 101 and Lewis Road will be closed.

The City of Camarillo encourages residents and businesses to take a few minutes and cheer on the Amgen Tour riders as they race through Camarillo. 

For information about road closures, and other Amgen Tour details, please go to, or call 888-777-7517.  Email a representative from the Amgen Tour at [email protected].

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Lance Winslow

Flavia, I understand the challenges with road closures, as it was hard for me to even get close to the course to watch it, and yes, there was a bit of traffic. But, this is one time per year, and California’s chance to have our own Tour de France. These riders looked strong, and in control, and cycling at a very fast clip, they looked like they were having a good time and yet serious about their sport. This is a wonderful event. Glad to see this in CA, thanks to all the sponsors and those who endured just a little inconvenience today.

John Aubuchon

“During the 20 to 30 minutes that riders and race officials are in Camarillo, drivers should plan alternative routes to their destinations. ”

I think the students can figure it out.


Thank you Flavia: The CSU University has final weeks many students and the school had to cancel classes because there are only 2 ways to get to the University. No buses, since this is the last week of the school wouldn’t you have thought that Amgen would have it next week. The impact of Lewis Road is horrible especially at that time, how are students going to get home, they will have to travel un-familiar roads like Portola to get back to Thousand Oaks, if you live in Camarillo you might have to just stay, that would be crazy, going back to Ventura on hwy 1 will truly be time out! Traffic, trucks and everything else that this stupid event is doing.
Maybe next year do it after we all are finish with our school and finals are over. Amgen you don’t rule the world!

Flavia McQueen

chaos and costs to the citizens who use the roadways – unacceptable