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Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009

Tour of California Bike Race--Stage 8 Details

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Tour of California Bike Race
STAGE 8 Details
Sunday, Feb. 22
Starting line: Bernardo Center Drive at Lomica Drive, Rancho Bernardo
Finish line: Grand Avenue at Broadway, Escondido
Start time: Noon
Distance: 96.8 miles
Ascent: Up Palomar Mountain to a height of 5,123 feet; ascent over 11.7 miles at average gradient of 7 percent

Sunday road closures and delays:
--From 9 am. to about 3 pm., South Grade Road on Palomar Mountain.
--From as early as 12:45 pm. and as late as 3 pm., East Grade Road on Palomar will have delays.
--From 11:45 am. to 1:15 pm., eastbound state Route 78 will have delays, westbound Route 78 will not be affected.
--From 12:15 to 3:30 pm., state Route 76 will be closed in both directions between State Route 79 to Cole Grade Road.

Saturday and Sunday road closures in Escondido:
--From 6 am. Saturday to 5 am. Monday, Grand Avenue from Maple to Kalmia streets and Maple and Kalmia between Valley Parkway and 2nd Avenue.
--From 8 pm. Saturday to 12 am. Monday, Grand Avenue between Escondido Boulevard and Juniper Street and Grand Avenue cross streets between Valley Parkway to 2nd Avenue.

On Sunday there will be a series of "rolling" street closures in Escondido:
--Noon until 1:15 pm., Bear Valley Parkway between San Pasqual Valley Road and East Valley Parkway.
--12:15 to 1:15 pm., East Valley Parkway between Bear Valley Parkway and Lake Wohlford Road.
--2:30 to 4:30 pm., North Lake Wohlford Road between Valley Center Road and El Norte Parkway.
--3 to 4:45 pm., El Norte Parkway between Washington Avenue and Escondido Boulevard.
2:30 pm. to 4:30 pm., Escondido Boulevard from El Norte to Grand Avenue

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