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Friday Rolling Closures: Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA, May 16, 2012, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Lake Resort Association has released information regarding intermittent/rolling road closures for this Friday’s arrival of the Amgen Tour of California cycling race from Palmdale to Big Bear.  State roadways affected include Routes 2, 138, 18 and 38 along with roadways within Big Bear.  Intermittent closures could last between 30 and 60 minutes.  For Highway 18 from Crestline to the Big Bear Dam, rolling closures will begin 20 to 30 minutes before the lead rider arrives.  This route will experience closures from approximately 1 pm to 4 pm.  Spectators who plan to observe the race along the race route, such as the Arctic Circle, are encouraged to arrive at their destination before 11am.    Rolling closures will continue on Highway 38 from the Big Bear Dam along the north shore through Fawnskin, and then to Stanfield Cutoff.  The estimated time of rolling closures on 38 is from approximately 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  The course will continue right onto Big Bear Blvd. to Sandalwood Drive, right onto Fox Farm Road, left onto Garstin Drive, and then proceed to Summit Blvd. for the finish.  Closures in the City of Big Bear Lake are expected to happen between 2:35 pm and 5 pm so make your travel plans accordingly.  Also, a reminder for students enrolled in the Bear Valley Unified School District that...

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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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Peter Sagan Continues to Aggressively Compete in the Amgen Tour of California

Santa Cruz, CA, May 15, 2012, 1:00pm – America’s greatest eight stage cycling race continues today as the Amgen Tour of California is now in Stage 3 from San Jose to Livermore.  Slovakian cycling sensation, Peter Sagan of the Liquigas-Cannondale team, repeated a sprint to the finish line to take Stage 2 of the Tour yesterday.  Sagan, at 22 years of age, has now won both Stage 1 in Santa Rosa and Stage 2 in Santa Cruz, his second consecutive win in as many days.  Both days he experienced flat tires and for Monday’s stage Sagan was amongst the group of riders who crashed during the route from San Francisco to Santa Cruz but recovered to win the yellow Amgen Leader Jersey.  Additionally, Sagan won the Stage’s Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey and Visit California Sprint Jersey that will be worn by Heinrich Haussler of the Garmin-Barracuda team since Sagan cannot wear two jerseys.  So far in the race, Sagan, who was the winner of the Big Bear Climb, Stage 6 in 2010, is proving himself to be one of the most aggressive riders in the world today.  Stage 6, the Big Bear Climb, for this 2012 Amgen race will finish at Snow Summit this Friday, May 18th. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/Amgen-Stage-2.mp3|titles=Amgen Stage 2]     Rick Bates, Peter Sagan, Rick Shoup, Rick Herrick Santa Rosa Tour Kickoff...

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Peter Sagan Takes His Second Win of the Amgen Tour of California

Santa Cruz, CA, May 14, 2012, 5:00pm – Monday’s day two of the Amgen Tour of California was won by Peter Sagan of the Liquigas-Cannondale team who also beat the odds on Sunday by winning Stage 1 in Santa Rosa.  For Sunday’s opening race, Sagan overcame a flat tire 3 miles from the finish only to be towed back up to the pack at more than 40 miles per hour to pass his challengers within the last 100 meters to win Stage 1 in downtown Santa Rosa.  Monday’s Stage 2 win by Sagan of the Amgen Tour of California was from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, which extends his lead for the overall yellow jersey in the Tour.  Sagan was the winner of the Big Bear Climb, Stage 6 in 2010 when the Amgen Tour first came to Big Bear.  At 22 years of age, he is one of the youngest and most aggressive riders in the world today.  Stage 3 begins Tuesday morning from San Jose to Livermore.  Stage 6, the Big Bear Climb, for this 2012 Amgen race will finish at Snow Summit this Friday, May 18th. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/Peter-Sagan.mp3|titles=Peter...

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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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