Wednesday, organizers released the course for the first four stages:
- Stage one begins in the town of Nevada City and ends in Sacramento.
- Stage two starts just a few miles away in Davis and stretches 110 miles into Santa Rosa.
- Stage three goes from San Francisco down the coast to Santa Cruz.
- Stage four starts in San Jose, heads east, and ends in Modesto.
- Stage five of the race will begin in Visalia on May 20.