“Race of Truth” Adventure presented by AEG
Amateur Timed Ride of the Official Stage 6 Amgen Tour of California Time Trial Course
Friday May 20, 2011
The Time Trial Cycling Experience
With the return of the Amgen Tour of California Individual Time Trial to Solvang on Friday, May 20, 2011, comes the opportunity to sign up for the ATOC VIP Experience and ride like the pros in the “Race of Truth”. A limited number of amateurs will experience the feeling of being a pro as AEG and the City of Solvang host their race day experience start to finish. For more information in Solvang contact Carol. To sign up with AEG contact Melissa or Jordan. It will be the ride of a lifetime!
Quotes from 2009 riders:
I will say that the day was one of my best memories on my bike. If an avid cyclist/racer has ever wondered what it feels like to be a pro and race in front of an enthusiastic crowd then the 'Race of Truth' is your race. After the event, I felt like I had been the warm up band for some super group. Just entering the last 150 meters and hammering up the chute toward the finish line with hundreds of cycling fans screaming encouragement, banging their hands, and just plan doing what cycling fans do was amazing. ~Jeff~
"I've been racing bikes since the age of 9. BMX in the '80's, turned into Mountain Biking in the '90's, and Road Cycling over the last 10 years. A lot of my love for the sport came straight from my "heart" and usually had to do with the feelings that came along with the memories of riding as a boy. Now that I am older, I have an expanded appreciation for the sport for more reasons than just nostalgia. Two years ago, I suffered a life threatening heart attack at the young age of 36 and was challenged with a rehabilitation program that demanded a slow recovery to get back on the bike. In this recovery period, I truly changed my perception of cycling beyond "the drive for a personal best"... to an appreciation for cycling as a catalyst for health and wellness! So, when offered the opportunity to celebrate my recovery last year at the AMGEN "Race of Truth", I jumped at the challenge and was the first one on the list for 2009's event!!! Solvang and the TT Stage of the TOC now symbolizes a test of strength & survival for me and the chance to be a part of a race that showcases the world's greatest athletes. Being a part of this event keeps me motivated on every training ride throughout the year and most importantly keeps my heart in shape to live another day. It is truly a dream event for any road cyclist. Everyone needs motivation in life and this event is a large part of my annual motivation... An added bonus is that I get to race against Lance this year!"
~Testimonial by Michael K. Innes, COO & EVP VisionTek Products, LLC~
The Race of Truth was a great and unique experience! The organizers hosted a dinner the night before the race where we got to meet the other riders and talk bikes and cycling. The race was very well organized, the course was challenging but fun and the fan support was phenomenal! I'm looking forward to doing it again. ~Frank~