Big Bear Lake, CA — In anticipation of the Amgen Tour of California, the internationally recognized cycling race coming to Big Bear the weekend prior to Memorial Day, local volunteers are being sought to participate on Friday, May 21. The local organizing committee for the Big Bear Climb, which culminates with a finish at Snow Summit after a 135-mile ride from Pasadena, needs volunteers to assist with media, security, site decoration, volunteer check-in, the Lifestyle Festival Expo, and as course marshals. Though there are 75 professional course marshals that will line the course, which includes Highway 18 and the North Shore portion of Highway 38, the majority of local volunteers will be needed in the course marshal capacity. Those interested in participating in this large-scale event, which will include professional cyclists Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer, are asked to contact Big Bear Volunteer Director Eric Lewis via email at, or by calling 909/800-4371. For more information on Big Bear’s participation in the May 21 stage of the Amgen Tour of California, see the website