Stage 2 of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California begins in Sausalito at 8:30 AM near the Spinnaker Restaurant. Downtown Sausalito is great, bikey town and the headquarters for Breezer Bikes and Swobo. You'll likely run into the bike people from Breezer and Swobo in Sausalito or at the Bike Expo.
The cyclists make two circuits along Bridgeway and Caledonia where you'll see the cyclists up close along the sidewalks during their neutral start.
The peloton then moves south from Bridgeway, up the steep hill of Alexander to the Golden Gate Bridge approach.
Tour of California viewing from the Golden Gate Bridge
Along the Golden Gate Bridge, both the pedestrian walkway and bikeway will be open on race day, though cyclists will be required to walk their bikes on the bikeway, and spectators will be screened by security personnel. You can watch the race from either walkway, but the cyclists will ride on the northbound side of the bridge.
@tempest: Yeah, it's gonna be a headache for the commuters, whether you drive or bike. Bikeway and walkway open, but there are security checks and cyclists will be told to walk bikes even on the bikeway :-( Maybe it's a day to take the ferry?
Problem for me: I'm staying near Santa Rosa Sunday night, but need to get into SF before the race start at 8:30.