Local Committee Reports Valley Impact Results of Amgen Tour of California to City Council

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 28, 2010, 3:30pm - Members of the Amgen Tour of California local organizing committee reported to the Big Bear Lake City Council on July 12th, with a presentation of the Stage 6 finish in Big Bear Lake.  Rick Bates of the Events Resource Office and Rick Shoup of the Resort Association reported to the Council that an … [Read more...]

Elle Williams Earns 2010 Mountain Bike National Championship

Elle Williams 2010 MTB National Champion Granby Colorado

Big Bear City, CA, July 27, 2010, 3:08pm - The Williams family can add another medal to their collection this year. The Big Bear City family of cyclists traveled to Granby, Colorado for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships in the beginning of July.  Ten year old Elle Williams beat out competition from across the country to become … [Read more...]

Adam Williams, Casey Williams, Kelley Brunson and Diane Bradley Hold Top Rankings in Elite Conquer the Bear Series

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Big Bear Lake, CA -- The second round of the Conquer the Bear series is underway and, this weekend, competitors wrapped their second of four races by participating in the Team Big Bear mountain bike race, which covered 17 miles of Forest Service roads in the Moonridge area. Athletes who braved February’s cold temps, snow and rain in the Snowshoe … [Read more...]

Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race

Team Big Bear's Shoot-Out #2, which starts on Forest Service road 2N10 just above Bear Mountain Resort, features a cross-country mountain bike race. The event is also the second of four races in the Conquer the Bear series. Race pre-registration available at La Montana Restaurant (on the Moonridge Y in Big Bear Lake) on Saturday, June 19, from 3 to … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Brings Worldwide Exposure to Big Bear, and Anticipation of Increased Tourism

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Big Bear Lake, CA -- As the Amgen Tour of California cycled through Big Bear on Friday, May 21st, legendary cycling commentator Phil Liggett raved, “We have been treated to one of the best cycling stages we’ve seen in America, ever.” However, on a more local level, response from business owners has been mixed as, though the event brought more … [Read more...]

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Peter Sagan of LiquiGas-Doimo Wins Stage 6 of Amgen Tour in 6:07:08; HTC-Columbia’s Michael Rogers Is Overall Leader in Race

The top three from among 16 teams of professional cyclists in stage 6, the Big Bear Climb: (from left) Michael Rogers, Peter Sagan and Rory Sutherland.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The amazing finish to stage 6, the first-ever mountaintop finish for the Amgen Tour of California, has wrapped, to the cheers of countless fans lining Summit Boulevard just before 4pm this afternoon. Finishing the grueling uphill course, totaling 135 miles from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake in a time of 6 hours, 7 minutes and 8 … [Read more...]

Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California Brings Days of Activities to Big Bear

Big Bear Valley, CA -- The crowds were already rolling in to Big Bear well before noon today (Friday, May 21), and the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival and Big Bear Expo is bustling at the base of Snow Summit Resort. There are countless booths set up near the finish line and in the Summit parking lot, featuring cycle gear, health and … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Is Cycling Our Way; Pro Mark Cavendish Wins Sunday’s Stage One Race

A beaming Mark Cavendish takes the day, as he wins the stage one competition of the Amgen Tour of California on behalf of HTC-Columbia. Cavendish and the rest of the internationally acclaimed professional cyclists will be in Big Bear this Friday!

Professional cyclists from around the world are already making their way through California, as stage one of the eight-day Amgen Tour of California kicked off to the roaring cheer of cycling fans in Nevada City on Sunday morning. In an exciting sprint to the finish, per Amgen organizers AEG Sports, cyclist Mark Cavendish of Team HTC-Columbia was … [Read more...]

BVUSD Students to Enjoy Cycling-Specific Assemblies on Monday

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In anticipation of the Amgen Tour of California, which cycles into Big Bear next Friday afternoon, May 21, local students will be treated to some special assemblies today, May 10. The Bear Valley Trails Foundation has arranged for professional cyclists—not those from the tour, as they are in preparation for the race that … [Read more...]