Tag: Amgen Tour

Sagan Continues To Reign in Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California

Livermore, CA, May 15, 2012, 5:00pm – Peter Sagan of the Liquigas-Cannondale team continued his unbeaten streak in the Amgen Tour of California today with his third stage victory in three days.  The Slovakian cyclist shined again to win a field sprint finale in Stage 3 of the Tour ending in Livermore.  Sagan continues to lead in the general classification and the added advantage of the winner’s bonus time.  Stage 4 begins tomorrow from Sonora to Clovis and, at 130 miles, is the longest stage of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California.  The riders continue to make their way to Stage 6, the Big Bear Climb, this Friday, May 18th. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/Amgen-Stage-3.mp3|titles=Amgen Stage...

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Cycling Fans Get Opportunity To Ride Portion Of Amgen Tour In Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 7, 2012, 8:00am – On May 18 cycling enthusiasts will get an opportunity to ride a portion of  The Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear Lake. The ride, called The King of the Mountain Experience, is open to all levels of cyclists who want to ride through the official finish line two hours before the actual professionals cross the finish line. The King of the Mountain Experience is a 35-mile trek that starts at Snow Summit, goes down highway 18 to Snow Valley, and then returns up the mountain to Snow Summit, crossing through the official Amgen Tour of California finish line. The course includes a full-support crew. A self-timed section on the course gives participants a read-out of their times which they can compare with the professional race leaders. In addition to riding 35 miles of the Stage 6 course, all King of the Mountain Experience participants get certain privileges others do not.  Race day perks include V.I.P. finish line area seating, free bike valet, a commemorative event T-shirt, raffle drawings, a finisher’s medal, and limited edition number plate. There is also a V.I.P. reception after the race at Black Diamond Tavern that includes appetizers, a no-host bar and cycling celebrities. Other benefits include pre-event bike check, lube & tune, discount food and lodging, and Thursday night party. The King...

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Elementary School Assemblies Highlight Cycling and the Return of the Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA, April 18, 2012, 3:00pm – In an effort to educate Bear Valley students about the upcoming Amgen Tour of California as well as promote a healthy lifestyle and enlighten students about cycling as a sport, Paul Zamoyta, Board Trustee for the Bear Valley Unified School District and avid cyclist, hosted assemblies at the three elementary schools last week and this week.  Joining Mr. Zamoyta were Connor McCutcheon and three South African top amateur and professional cyclists who are currently training in the Big Bear Valley.  McCutcheon grew up in Big Bear and, along with fellow team mate, Louis Meintjes, are representatives for the Simple Green American team.  Jos le Roux, a member of the South African National Team and Christiaan Kriek, professional cyclist for the Jelly Belly team, discussed some of the equipment, clothing (known as kits), training, and race day practices used by these and other amateur and professional cyclists.  Worthy of mention, Louis at age 20, is the U23, or under 23 time trial champion of South Africa.  Additionally, the students were informed of a Bike Safety Check event at the Sheriff’s Station on May 12th.  The Amgen Tour of California is an 800 mile/8 day bike race with Big Bear hosting the Stage 6 event on May 18thwith the day’s ride ending at Snow...

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Big Bear Welcomes Tour of California Back!

Big Bear, Ca, November 3, 2011, 3:30pm – Big Bear will be a host city for the 6th stage of the race.  The route will once again be from Palmdale to Big Bear, however the exact route is unknown at this time. The Big Bear Cycling Association, which emerged during the 2010 Amgen Tour of California, has since developed into a strong organization with more than 120 members.  Big Bear has also become a training ground for professional cycling teams, with the New Zealand pro team Pure Black training in the Big Bear Valley earlier this year.   The Tour of California is set to come to Big Bear on May 18th for the Big Bear Climb.  The finish line will once again be at Snow Summit, with vendors, and a lifestyle fair, and ample room for...

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