Tag: Biking

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

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 seconds to win the stage was Slovakian Peter Sagan of the Italian team LiquiGas-Doimo, second went to Australian Rory Sutherland of the U.S. team United Healthcare, and third place to Australian Michael Rogers of the U.S. team HTC-Columbia. Rogers is also the overall leader in the Amgen Tour of California, which makes its way to Los Angeles for stage 7 tomorrow (May 22), with the final stage to finish in Thousand Oaks on Sunday. The Amgen Tour of California is viewed in over 200 countries which puts Big Bear Lake, too, on the international...

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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 fitness, food, local artists and organizations, as well as a beer garden and giant screen TV monitors to watch the race circle the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, cross Stanfield Cutoff and up to Snow Summit. Local reggae band Elevated Roots is playing at the base of the slopes, and will be joined by reggae legend Wadi Gad this afternoon, with more reggae to jam to being offered at tonight’s Friday Night in the Village event. Bear Valley Bikes is also hosting Goldsprints stationary bike competitions at the resort this afternoon, with the finals planned for 7pm at Nottinghams in the Village; also this evening, the cycling documentary “Chasing Legends” screens at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 7pm. The festival continues until shortly after all the professional cyclists on the tour reach the finish line at Snow Summit, and organizers of the Big Bear Climb have planned more activities for tomorrow, namely the Tour de Big Bear throughout the Big Bear Valley...

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

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 first to complete the 104-mile course to Sacramento, making for his third stage win in the history of the race, and beating out nine past world champions, 11 current national champions and six Olympic medalists to do so. According to AEG Sports President Andrew Messick, “In only one day, the 2010 Amgen Tour of California has already exceeded our expectations with regard to fans, host cities and overall enthusiasm. We’ve already seen an amazing degree of competition from these world-class cyclists and we’re looking forward to seeing how the race unfolds.” Today’s stage two portion of the race started in Davis, and cyclists will ride 109 miles to Santa Rosa. By Friday, this world-class competition will cycle into Big Bear for the event’s first-ever mountaintop finish, on stage six from Palmdale to Snow Summit Resort in Big Bear Lake. Local organizers for the Big Bear Climb suggest that crowds here in the Big Bear Valley could be comparable to a Saturday Fourth of July. For specifics on activities surround the May 21...

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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 begins next week, but some up-and-coming pros, including a hand-cycling racer—to speak to BVUSD students, starting with Baldwin Lane Elementary in the morning, then continuing to Big Bear Middle School, Big Bear Elementary and North Shore Elementary. Should your child get into the spirit of cycling, there will be another opportunity, this weekend, to participate in a free community bike ride, which launches from Snow Summit’s Brownie Lane parking lot in the 10am hour on Saturday. For details, read Big Bear Ride: Free Community Bike Tours Offered on Saturdays in May; for specifics on what the Amgen Tour will mean for locals, in terms of visitors and roads, you can read KBHR’s Spectators’ Guide to Enjoying the Amgen Tour of California in Big Bear...

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