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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Ride the Amgen route

May 01, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times
  • Amgen Tour of California riders during the Santa Rosa segment in last year's race.
Amgen Tour of California riders during the Santa Rosa segment in last year's… (Associated Press )

Ready to ride the Amgen? The Nissan Ride Before the Pros will allow cyclists of all levels to ride on a five-mile course that will be part of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California’s eighth and final stage that same day (May 20). The Beverly Hills-to-L.A. Live ride is free, but participants must register here. ... For those who prefer more inclines, Big Bear is doing something similar May 18, with a 35-mile trek from Snow Summit and back. Entry is $150 and participation is limited. To register, go to www.bigbearclimb.com. ... Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced Monday that he'll build a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard and that its maiden voyage in late 2016 will be from Britain to New York. ... Yosemite National Park has initiated a commuter bike program in El Portal for employees that live within biking distance of work. ... The SFO Museum presents a podcast series titled "Clipper Glory: The Dawn of Ocean Air Transport," on the 75th anniversary of intercontinental flights to China. Interested? Click here. ... Martha’s Vineyard is inviting "Jaws" fans to JawsFest: The Tribute, Aug. 9-12. The program is to concentrate on the men and women of "Jaws" who have died, with special focus on Peter Benchley, Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw. ...  Border Grill inside Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino is commemorating Saturday's Cinco de Mayo with a three-day fiesta including $5 Patron margaritas and $29 buckets of Corona and Patron. ... Red Roof is recognizing private and public school teachers and educators nationwide during the month of May with 15% off regular rates at participating locations. ... Travel quote of the day: "I thought of that while riding my bicycle." (Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity)

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