The best cyclists in the world raced into the Valley Wednesday.
"It's very exciting to see it live versus on TV," Jennifer Knect said.
Knect came all the way from Pennsylvania to see the race.
Her friend, Heidi Moser traveled from Ohio.
"We're pretty die–hard cycling fans," Moser said.
And they're not alone.
The race brings tens of thousands of people to Old Town Clovis. It's much of the reason the city agrees to foot a fairly hefty bill to put it on.
"This year, I bet we're probably in the range of maybe $20,000," Chad Fitzgerald, Clovis Fire Department, said.
From police and fire assistance to public utilities and road maintenance, the city provides it all to the Amgen Tour for free.
"I think at the end of the day, absolutely, the investment that the city makes in this is well worth the effort," Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald says, for the $20,000 the city spends, it expects to make about $1 million in revenue.