LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—All of the professional cyclists competing in the 2008 Amgen Tour of California will attend the "black tie and spandex" evening reception and be introduced on stage.
Many of these athletes have competed in the Tour de France and the last two Amgen Tour of California races in 2006
In addition to the professional cyclists who will race in the Amgen Tour of California, celebrities, local dignitaries, legendary cyclists and retired racers will participate in the festivities. Representatives from host cities throughout the state also will attend, as will
executives from AEG and race sponsor Amgen.
The evening will include an elegant dinner by celebrity caterer Dan McCall, the team presentation, a runway fashion show including the latest in cycling gear, live entertainment and dancing to the music of "Encore." Guests also will have an opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items.
The program will begin at 6 p.m. at the Big Bike Tent outside the Spinnaker Restaurant in downtown Sausalito. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer(tm) education and fundraising initiative.
Red Jersey tickets are $250.00 each or $2,500.00 for a table of 10. Yellow Jersey VIP/sponsored tables are $3,000.00 for 8 seats. VIP/sponsor tables will be located on the Gala runway ramp, and include complimentary valet parking, as well as an "Ultra VIP Access" pass that provides entrance to all Sausalito Race Weekend events, including the Tour de Cuisine, Sunday, Feb. 17 and the Biker's Brunch on Race Day, Monday, Feb. 18.
For tables and tickets or information, contact Susan Roe at 415-331-3126 or sroe@gordonrees. Tickets also are available online at www.tourofcalifornia-Sausalito.com, or by calling the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce at 415-331-7262. For additional information on weekend events, call the Sausalito Race Hotline at 415-289-4109.