This year’s Tour of Elk Grove 2012 kicked off Friday with Elk Grove Mayor Johnson challenging amateur riders to beat his time in the Mayor’s Charity Time Trial. Tour of Elk Grove has been designed a Union Cycliste Internationale 2.1 race. The sponsors amongst others include Alexian Brothers, Gullo International, Comed and Comcast. Men’s Pro 3-stage Tour of Elk Grove lasts three days. Stage 1 is a 4.5 mile circular course and Stage 2 on Saturday is 10 laps around 9.7 miles around Elk Grove Village. Stage 3 is 10K with riders competing as members of teams, including bissell Pro Cycling, Jelly Belly Pro Cycling or Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda. To see more photos from Friday race events and the Elk Grove Block Party click on a picture below. I will be adding more info and pictures throughout the event.