Tag: Amgen Tour of California

Amgen Tour of California Interested in Big Bear Lake Return

Big Bear, CA October 26, 2015 – The Amgen Tour of California officials tell local organizers that Big Bear is looking good for a 2017 return. Kristen Klein, President of Amgen Tour stated “Big Bear Lake is a very important partner for the Tour.  We have enjoyed an outstanding relationship with the City, as we have hosted three stages in the event’s 10 year history. The community support, spectacular scenery and spectator interest make Big Bear Lake an ideal location.” While the community awaits the return of the Amgen Tour of California, professional and recreational road cycling events are again being planned in and around Big Bear for 2016. The five stage Redlands Bicycle Classic is once again in discussions to host it’s Time Trial stage in Big Bear in April and the week long Big Bear Cycling Festival and 7th Annual Tour de Big Bear will host over 2000 recreational riders in August, 2016. Craig Smith, President of Big Bear Cycling and the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the Amgen Tour of California stated, “Big Bear Lake has become the Cycling Capital of Southern California and we remain very excited about professional and recreational road cycling in our community and the hopeful return of a 2017 Amgen Tour of California shows that Big Bear Lake is an important home for professional cycling in Southern California.”...

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Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures – Amgen Tour of California – Friday, May 15th – Big Bear Lake to Fawnskin – Ending 4:00 PM

Big Bear Lake, CA – May 15, 2015 – Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures – Amgen Tour of California – Friday, May 15th – Big Bear Lake.   Click on the story for route maps.  Be prepared for travel disruptions on Friday, May 15th, 2015 for Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California.   Regardless of the possibility of wet weather, hundreds of spectators are expected to enjoy a professional Time Trial, which will be broadcast live on NBC Sports to over 200...

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North Shore Drive will be Closed Thursday for Pro Cycling Time Trial

Big Bear, CA, April 8, 2015 – Big Bear Cycling is proud to host, for the third straight year, the Big Bear Time Trial of the 31st Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Classic has the distinction of being the first race on the 2015 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Craig Smith of Big Bear Cycling said, “The North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the town of Fawnskin provides a spectacular setting and is the perfect location to host such a top domestic time trial event; plus along with our Amgen Tour of California Time Trial in May, it solidifies Big Bear’s position as Southern California’s cycling capital.” The Time Trial will cause some traffic issues that motorists should be aware of, however. Highway 38, North Shore Drive, will be closed from Stanfield Cutoff west to the Fawnskin triangle on Thursday, April 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also, please be aware of heavy bicycle traffic on the southbound lane of North Shore Drive between Stanfield Cutoff and Division from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., as professional riders will be warming up for the races. The East Boat Ramp will be closed as well, but you may launch free at Big Bear Marina on Thursday only. Spectators wishing to watch the race and visit the team parking lot, are asked to park in the North Shore Elementary School...

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Big Bear Cycling Invests $40,000 Into Valley Cycling Projects

Big Bear, CA, January 2, 2015 – Big Bear Cycling and the 2014 Tour de Big Bear has a goal of making Big Bear Valley Southern California’s top cycling destination.  In order to assist in that goal, they are investing an additional $40,000 into cycling projects here in the valley in 2015. According to Craig Smith, President of Big Bear Cycling, “Our mission is to support recreational and competitive cycling in Big Bear Valley as a family activity, a healthy form of exercise and method of transportation, and we are very proud to announce cycling projects to work towards our goals.  Tour de Big Bear, which has rapidly become one of the elite cycling events in Southern California, has committed over $90,000 in project funding to valley cycling projects over the past three years.” New cycling projects announced for the upcoming season will include: 1. The Big Bear Cycling Bike-to-School Scholarship Program. 2. Major sponsorship for the AMGEN Tour of California Big Bear Time Trial. 3. Alpine Pedal Path Improvement Project. 4. 50,000 free 2015 Big Bear Cycling Outdoor Activities Maps for visitors. 5. The ‘Bike Big Bear’ program launch. All of the projects are being reviewed by the appropriate agencies and the approval process is underway in hopes of completing these and other projects by the fall of...

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Big Bear Hosting Amgen Tour of California 2015 Time Trial

Big Bear Lake, Ca October 21, 2014 – As anticipated, the Amgen Tour of California announced that Big Bear will be a time trial stage stop on Friday May 15, 2015.   Although there have been many time trials at high altitude, what makes this event special for Big Bear Lake is that the start and finish for this stage will be in and around the Big Bear Lake Village.  Spectators will be treated to watching the best of the best pro cyclists begin then finish this stage within blocks of each other.  Individual time trials are an exciting form of racing as the last rider on the course is also the leader of the overall race.   In other words, the victor is unknown until the last cyclist crosses the finish line.  This years 8 stage tour begins in Sacramento on Sunday May, 8th and ends with a race from LA Live to Pasadena on Sunday, May 17. Stage 1: Sunday, May 10 – Sacramento Stage 2: Monday, May 11 – Nevada City to Lodi Stage 3: Tuesday, May 12 – San Jose Stage 4: Wednesday, May 13 – Pismo Beach to Avila Beach Stage 5: Thursday, May 14 – Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita Stage 6: Friday, May 15 – Big Bear Lake (Individual Time Trial) Stage 7: Saturday, May 16 – Ontario to Mt. Baldy Stage 8: Sunday,...

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