2018 Event Info

L'Etape California by Le Tour de France has been postponed until Sunday, October 28 due to current air quality conditions and issues caused by the nearby wildfires in Northern California. It was a difficult decision, but we are committed to putting the health and safety of our riders and volunteers first. We thank you for your support. More Info

Sign up to ride like a Tour de France legend as we climb our way through the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California.

The Etape by Le Tour de France Series encourages cyclists around the world to experience authentic legendary Tour de France stages in over 12 international locations including Australia, Brazil, Mexico, UK, and Costa Rica.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration and Number Pickup


2:00 PM: Meet & Greet with Andy Schleck

Family Friendly Activities and more!

Chair Massages (Schedule a Full Massage)

More details coming soon...

Sunday, October 28, 2018

6:00 AM - 7:30 AM: Registration/Number Pickup

8:00 AM: L'Etape California by Le Tour de France Ride

Post Ride Meal & Entertainment

Chair Massages (Schedule a Full Massage)

More details coming soon...

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Training Rides:

May 5: Folsom, CA RSVP

June 23: Folsom, CA RSVP


King and Queen of the Mountain prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women in each age group. The overall fastest male and female will be awarded a trip to the 2019 Etape du Tour in France.

Times will be calculated based on the cumulative times for the first two KOM’s.

  • KOM 1: 3.5 miles, 5% average gradient, 960 ft gain
  • KOM 2: 3 miles, 5% average gradient, 850 ft gain

Age Group Categories:

  • Male 29 & under; Female 29 & under
  • Male 30 - 39; Female 30 - 39
  • Male 40 - 49; Female 40 - 49
  • Male 50 - 59; Female 50 - 59
  • Male 60+; Female 60+

A separate prize will be awarded for the overall fastest male and female on the shorter, but very steep Classic Challenge KOM.

  • 0.30 miles, 12% average gradient


The Registration Expo and Start/Finish for L'Etape California 2018 is located at the Folsom Palladio at Broadstone.

2018 Route Metrics

90mi, 7,500+ ft elevation gain | 60mi, 4,500+ ft elevation gain

Download Map PDF | Download Profile PDF | Googe Route Map

*As of 9/2/18, route subject to adjustments

2018  Map

2018 Profile Map

This Is Your Time

Courtesy of Tissot, our partner and the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France, the overall fastest King and Queen of the Mountain, top Classic Challenge time, and Best Young Rider will each be awarded an exclusive Tissot Tour de France watch!

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