Tag: Amgen Tour of California

‘Breakaway From Cancer’ Honors Local Cancer Survivor During Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA – On Friday, May 19, Big Bear Lake resident and cancer survivor Tina Follett will help kick-off day six of the 12th annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s most prestigious professional cycling race. Follett was selected to participate in the official start activities by Amgen on behalf of the company’s Breakaway from Cancer® initiative, which aims to increase awareness of the important resources available to people affected by cancer—from prevention through survivorship. Follett will fire the start gun to send the athletes on their way for the day’s Time Trial. Tina Follett was diagnosed with Lymphoma in...

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Volunteers Needed for Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA – The Amgen Tour of California event is an immense undertaking and your help is needed in order to have a successful and safe day of cycling racing. They need approximately 150 volunteers. The vast majority of volunteers will be used as Course Marshals for the event. As the roads close, they will need volunteers to monitor the roads, ensuring that cars and pedestrians do not get on the course from streets, driveways, trails, etc. Each volunteer will be provided with a volunteer cooler bag complete with water, food, snacks and t-shirt on the day of the event. A...

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BIG BEAR TO HOST  2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA TIME TRIAL

Big Bear Lake, CA November 2, 2016 – Big Bear Lake has been chosen as the site of Amgen Tour of California’s first ever high-altitude Time Trial for its Stage 6 race on May 19th, 2017. This marks the fourth time that Big Bear Lake has been named a host city for the Amgen Tour of California, which reaffirms the mountain resort as a world-class road cycling destination and the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.”  Peter Sagan, the 2015 overall Amgen Tour of California winner and record holder with 15 stage victories since riding for the first time in...

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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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