AMGEN 2011: One of the Golden State's biggest (in terms of coverage) and biggest (in terms of distances) and biggest (in terms of star wattage) bicycle events is just over six weeks away. And even if you're not riding in the AMGEN Tour of California, which covers eight routes at points around the state, you can still experience a bit of the full-pedal thrillage it delivers. Yep, that can definitely be done by old-fashioned spectating, or you can sign on for an AMGEN VIP package, which has all sorts of goodies for the bike buff.
LIKE... A ride in an official race car. We'll call that very much in the middle of the action. You could get timed on a trial course. There's other doings, like green room visits and suite hanging-outing and that sort of thing. That VIP official race car ride? It's $2,000. If you'll need a bit longer to save for that goodie, note that the Michelob Ultra VIP Lounge pass is $200. Details