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Trek Travel named Official Tour Operator of the Amgen Tour of California

LOS ANGELES (February 7, 2011) - AEG, presenter of the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race, is pleased to announce Trek Travel, an industry leader in race cycling vacations, as the Official Tour Operator of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, which runs from May 15 - 22, 2011.

"Trek Travel has a proven record of providing outstanding cycling experiences for their guests. Not only do participants get to ride a Trek Madone, but they benefit from their partnerships with two of the world's best teams - Team RadioShack and LEOPARD Trek. Their dedication and ability to bring a unique 'cycling' experience is one of the reasons we feel proud to have them partner with the Amgen Tour of California race," said Andrew Messick, president of AEG Sports.

Trek Travel's vacations offer VIP access, luxury and a compelling cycling component. As an Official Tour Operator, Trek Travel vacations include exclusive VIP race access, in addition to behind-the-scenes team access they already provide on their trips. Following are a few of highlights from the two Trek Travel Amgen Tour of California Bike Tours they offer:
  • Exclusive access to the teams' Green Room at the Team Introductions
  • Exclusive VIP Viewings at Stages 1 & 7
  • Exclusive pre-ride of the Individual Time Trial course
  • Exclusive tour of the race compound with a team director
  • Ride behind a cyclists in an official car during the Individual Time Trial
  • Dinners with the new LEOPARD Trek and/or Team RadioShack team
  • Exclusive Q&A with a team director and some of the riders
  • Seeing the bikes and team bus, as well as meeting the mechanics
  • Riding across the official finish line and getting a photo on the podium
  • Beautiful rides around Lake Tahoe and up Mount Baldy!
For further information about Trek Travel's Amgen Tour of California Bike Tours, contact Trek Travel at 1-866-464-8735 or http://www.trektravel.com or email us at sales@trektravel.com.

For more information about the Amgen Tour of California and to view the stage videos, please visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.


The largest cycling event in America, the 2011 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG, that challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course through the state from May 12-22 Trek Travel named official tour operator of Amgen Tour of California on page 2


Trek Travel began in 2002 as a subsidiary of Trek Bicycles, providing cycling vacations across North America, Europe, Costa Rica and Asia Pacific. As a leader in the industry, Trek Travel offers luxury, explorer-style and ride camp vacations and is considered the expert in pro-race cycling trips. Emphasizing flexibility, Trek Travel has a cycling vacation for any level of rider. Building on Trek Bikes' 30 years of experience, Trek Travel's focus is on creating exceptionally personalized cycling vacation experiences for every guest. Top-of-the-line Trek bikes, highly trained world-class guides, and unique local connections set Trek Travel apart.

About AEG

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, The Home Depot Center, Sprint Center, The O2, NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE and NOKIA Theatre Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, the ING Bay to Breakers foot race and the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG LIVE, the organization's live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. For more information, visit AEG today at www.aegworldwide.com.

Media Contacts:

Angela Horvath, Trek Travel   Michael Roth, AEG
angela_horvath@trektravel.com   mroth@aeg-la.com
414-628-8622   213-742-7155