Monday, July 25th, 2016

Agmen Tour Bike Race Takes A second Look At Security Following Boston Tragedy

Amgen-tour-of-california-bikeMore than a dozen runners from San Luis Obispo County participated in yesterday’s 117th Boston Marathon, but nearly all had finished before the two explosions rocked the finish line.

Meantime, in about a month, one of the largest and most prestigious professional cycling races in the U.S. will make its way into the Central Coast, but following yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, the Amgen Tour of California may be changing its direction when it comes to security for the event.

The Sheriff has decided to hold a meeting with local law enforcement and the F.B.I. next week to discuss any new security measures.

Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour wraps up in Avila Beach and is expected to draw thousands of fans to the seaside community. According to a spokesperson for the department, details of any changes in security are unavailable due to the public’s safety.