Fitness the Focus of May 11′s Big Bear Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The second Big Bear Chamber of Commerce mixer of the season takes place tomorrow, May 11, offering you a chance to network—and join your friends and business associates for a bike ride 'round Eagle Point. The Tuesday evening event, from 5 to 7pm, is hosted by Ted and Heather Devito of Mountain Fitness Center, as well as the … [Read more...]

Big Bear Ride: Free Community Bike Tours Offered on Saturdays in May

Big Bear Lake, CA -- It is finally time to put away the snow shovels and break out the bikes, and the Bear Valley Trails Foundation and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce have partnered to make possible the Big Bear Ride series, encouraging Valley residents to “get out, be active, and live well.” The first of three free community bike rides is … [Read more...]

Crowds Anticipated for May 21 Big Bear Climb of Amgen Tour Cycling Race: “As If It Is a Saturday Night Fourth of July”

Big Bear Lake, CA -- “The call was almost a year ago,” Event Resources Director Rick Bates told the City Council of Big Bear Lake, “when we came to you with a proposal to bring the Amgen Tour of California to Big Bear.” Fast forward to the present, and the cycling race—the largest in North America and said to be on par with the Tour de … [Read more...]

Palmdale Named Amgen Tour’s New Stage 6 Start; Cyclists Will Ride 135 Miles to Big Bear Lake on May 21

It was just a week ago that race officials for the Amgen Tour of California announced that the start of stage 6 in the eight-day cycling competition would not start from Pasadena on May 21 for the 135-mile ride to Big Bear, due to road closures and safety issues along the Angeles Crest Highway, which has been damaged by fires and subsequent … [Read more...]

Good News: Highway 330 May Re-Open As Early as Mid-May

A diversionary pipe is in place during construction, to mitigate further erosion.

When Highway 330 was closed in mid-March and, a day later, an emergency culvert repair and road replacement project began under a CalTrans-issued emergency contract, it was anticipated that the highway closure would last into mid-June. However, per a conversation with Darin Cooke of CalTrans today, Highway 330 may re-open earlier than anticipated. … [Read more...]

City of Big Bear Lake Is a Go for May 21st Amgen Tour, Yet Pasadena Is Out for Stage 6 Start

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Amgen Tour of California will be cycling into Big Bear on Friday, May 21st and event permit approval was granted for such during yesterday’s meeting of the Planning Commission of Big Bear Lake. Though there were some conditions set forth by the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, which the Planning Commission … [Read more...]

Yep, For Real: Highway 330 Closed Until June for Emergency Repairs

On Monday, CalTrans determined that the culvert would need to be repaired; crews were since contracted and work began on Tuesday.

As of yesterday, March 16, and continuing until mid-June, Highway 330 is closed to all traffic, as CalTrans has implemented an emergency slope and road repair project, to address the erosion caused by recent storms and subsequent culvert failure. The emergency project will replace the culvert on Highway 330 near City Creek, about eight miles up … [Read more...]

The Big Bear Climb: Volunteers Needed for May 21 Stage of Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear Lake, CA -- In anticipation of the Amgen Tour of California, the internationally recognized cycling race coming to Big Bear the weekend prior to Memorial Day, local volunteers are being sought to participate on Friday, May 21. The local organizing committee for the Big Bear Climb, which culminates with a finish at Snow Summit after a … [Read more...]

It’s Official: The Amgen Tour of California to Cycle Into Big Bear on Highways 18, 38 on May 21

Professional cyclists Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Dave Zabriskie and George Hincapie have committed to participate in this year's Tour of California, so they'll be coming to Big Bear!

Big Bear Valley, CA -- It’s official as of today: the 2010 Amgen Tour of California will be making its way from Pasadena to Big Bear on Friday, May 21st. The route for this, stage 6 of the eight-day race covering California and including the world’s top professional cyclists, including Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Dave Zabriskie and George … [Read more...]

Sneak Preview of Amgen Tour of California Route Available to Locals on Wednesday

Big Bear Lake, CA -- This Thursday, February 11, the cycling route for this May’s 2010 Amgen Tour of California will be revealed to the world—but, first, our local organizing committee for Big Bear’s stage six finish from Pasadena will present an exclusive sneak preview video of the route on Wednesday evening. This free event is open to the … [Read more...]