Tag: Biking

Big Bear Cycling Open House

Spring has arrived and it’s time to get out of the house and get some exercise! Dust off that old  bike in the garage and make this the summer you “Ride with Us!” Big Bear Cycling is holding its first ever Open House event and this is the place to find out  everything you need to know about riding the roads and trails of Big Bear Valley. Big Bear Cycling welcomes ALL RIDERS OF ALL ABILITIES and is the perfect place to join the fun, meet new people, learn about cycling and enjoy all the outdoors that Big Bear has to offer. Join the Cycling Association on May 4th at Nottinghams for the Open House and Cycling Expo. Read/Listen to the full story:  Cycling Association Hosts Open...

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Bear Valley Bikes Women’s Team Isn’t Afraid To Get Dirty

Big Bear, Ca, April 7, 2011, 8:00am – Bear Valley Bikes, the local bike shop and bike team that originally started in 1993 as Big Bear Bikes has gone through many changes over the years.  In 2000 current owner Derek Hermon took over the shop and the team, and this year has established Bear Valley Bike’s first ever stand alone Women’s Team.  “To get more women involved in cycling is our goal,” said Hermon, “Our aim is to both support our current female riders as well as introduce new members to the sport and to racing.”  The new Bear Valley Bike’s women’s team consists of 16 riders so far, including 10 year old Mnt. Bike National Champion Elle Williams, adventure racer Karen Lundgren, and runner Michelle Russell.  The team is for women of all levels, and beginners are always welcome.  Russell rides for the team, and is currently in second place in the Kenda Cup Series, in the women’s Cat 3 division ages 40-49. Russell has been riding bikes recreationally for years, however it was last year when her husband encouraged her to race that she first tried. “I came in dead last but had the best time ever,” said Russell. “I like that Bear Valley Bikes has encouraged all levels of women riders to participate in Mountain Bike Racing this season.  Meeting other like minded women who don’t...

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Rules Of The Road For Cyclists

Big Bear, Ca, March 30, 2011, 12:00pm –With spring weather returning more bicycles have been spotted around town.  Bicycles are used for recreation, and as transportation around the valley, therefore  KBHR and the Big Bear Cycling Association want to remind motorists and cyclists of rules of the road to keep Big Bear a safe environment for cyclists.  A bicycle operated on a roadway or highway shoulder shall be operated in the same direction as vehicles are required to drive on the roadway.  Cyclists are required to give hand signals when turning or stopping.  A person under 18 years of age is required to wear a helmet when riding a bike, and although it is not required for those over 18, it is highly recommended.  It is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug; persons who do ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be arrested.  Cyclists who travel during the nighttime hours when it is dark are required to have front and back lights on their bicycle.   Although it is not required, it is a good idea for cyclists to carry a bike pump and spare tube while riding at all times in case of a flat tire.  Cyclists are encouraged to wear bright colors, and reflective gear to make themselves known to motorists.  For...

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John and Dave Emig Travel To Alaska for Susitna 100 Bike Race

Big Bear, Ca, February 16, 2011, 3:00pm – John and Dave Emig, father and son adventure seekers from the Big Bear Valley leave today (Left February 16th) for Alaska.  Their search for adventure has brought them to accept the challenge of 100-mile bike ride through the cold, remote wilderness of Alaska for the Susitna 100 48 hour bike race.  The race will take place in the Susitna River Valley, which is just north of Anchorage Alaska.  The race takes place on February 19th through the 21st, and is a qualifying race for the 2011 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc race, which is an ultra endurance event, held in France.  Dave told KBHR it was his father John who had the idea to participate in such a grueling competition.  The Emig’s are prepared for the race, and are looking forward to the adventure.  To track Dave and John throughout the race click here for the event tracker. * Note the link may be blank if clicked on before the race has started. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30448.mp3|titles=Emig Family Alaska Bike...

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