Tag: Big Bear Cycling Association

7th Annual ‘Tour de Big Bear’ Scheduled For August 6

Big Bear, CA, March 18, 2016 – The Big Bear Cycling Association announced that it has scheduled the 7th Annual Tour de Big Bear for Saturday, August 6, 2016. For the fourth year, this year’s title sponsor is Remax Big Bear. “Last year’s Tour de Big Bear was a sell out for the sixth consecutive year, with over 1700 riders,” says Craig Smith, president of BBCA. “We are excited to announce a new race addition to this year’s event and continuing to grow our very successful week-long summer cycling festival.” The first of its kind in the United States, the seven-day Big Bear Cycling Festival brings in thousands...

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Tour de Big Bear attracts 2000 Riders and Supporters

Big Bear Lake, CA July 31, 2015 – As many as 2000 visiting and local cyclists will take to the streets this Saturday to participate in this years annual Tour de Big Bear ride.  If you wanted to ride, it may be hard to jump in now as the Big Bear Cycling Association recently announced that the event is sold out except for the possibility of cancellations.  The Big Bear Village at Pine Knot and Village Drive will be a hub of activity throughout the weekend.  Saturday’s staggered starts are scheduled to begin with the 100 miler’s rolling off at 7:15 followed by the 70 mile at 7:45; the 50 mile at 8:15; and the 25 mile riders beginning their ride at 8:45 am.   If you are not riding, be aware the temporary road closures in the Village.  And, for all drivers, be aware of the large number of riders that will be present on Highway 18 and 38 from Snow Valley on the west end to Baldwin Lake, Onyx Summit and Jenks Lake on the east end.  The new California law requires that drivers give three feet spacing between them and the person on a bicycle.  So if you need to travel Saturday you may want to give yourself a little extra time to navigate what is expected to be crowded mountain highways.  With mandatory cut off times...

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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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New Festival Secures Big Bear Lake Status as Cycling Mecca

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 18, 2014 – The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) has announced the inaugural Big Bear Cycling Festival, running July 26 through August 3, 2014. The festival will celebrate all riding levels and disciplines–whether road, mountain or recreational. BBCA President Craig Smith points out the uniqueness of this kind of event in the U.S.:  “There is no other festival or event that positions itself as celebrating all types of cyclists and provides nine days of competitive races, long-distance rides and family-oriented opportunities.” Two race events will open and close the Big Bear Cycling Festival with a splash: the Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo & Grizzly 100 on July 25 and Tour de Big Bear on August 2. Tour de Big Bear is an organized and supported road ride that for the 5th year will provide more than 2000 cyclists the option to ride 25, 50, 70 or 100 mile distances in and around the Big Bear Lake valley. The Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo & Grizzly 100 will offer four supported distances, including the 100K, 70K, 30K and a lift-served 20K recreational mountain bike–all over a combination of Forest Service fire road and single track. In between these bookends, the Festival will offer plenty of free rides and family-friendly activities, an evening sunset ride with post party at local area micro-brew, an afternoon at the Snow Summit Bike...

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