Tag: Cycling

New Bike Law Designed to End Fatal Trend

Big Bear City, CA, September 18, 2014 – It’s long been encouraged, but now it’s the law. As of September 16, California drivers are required to give bicyclists a three-foot margin as they pass them on the road. Our state isn’t the first to take such measures: According to the website 3footrule.com, 20 other states have some version of the law already on the books. Three other states have laws or codes requiring vehicles to maintain an unspecified “safe distance” from cyclists. If a law enforcement officer witnesses a violation, violators could get at least a $35 fine, or a $220 fine if a collision occurs. Allowances are made, however, in cases where there’s not enough room for a driver to give three feet; in that case, they must slow down to safely pass. There has been a small but steady annual increase in the number of fatalities over the past decade. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2012, 726 cyclists lost their lives in crashes with motor...

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Redlands Bike Classic Repeats Time Trial in Big Bear

Redlands, CA – The Redlands Bicycle Classic will once again kick off the National Race Calendar, with dates just announced for April 3rd – April 6th, 2014. And for the second year, Big Bear Lake will host the high-altitude time trial. Race Director Eric Reiser said “The elevation and technical aspect of the [time trial] provided a challenge for both racers and organizers alike.” The 30th Annual Bicycle Classic will be a four-day stage race going through the tree-lined streets of Redlands and surrounding communities such as Beaumont. The event is an all-volunteer organization that was founded in 1985. Since then, it has developed a commitment to Health, Diversity, and the Environment and attracted professional bikers from around the...

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Pro Cyclists Time Trial In Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA April 4, 2013 4:00pm – The Redlands Bicycle Classic chose Big Bear this year to open their tour and kick off the season. With the help of the Big Bear Cycling Association, the time trial stage was held on Thursday beginning and ending on North Shore near the East Boat Ramp. With the rider count at around 300 it was the largest group of pro-cyclists that this event has fielded to date. This particular race is considered the first professional bike race season.  It attracted teams from all over the western United States including Canada....

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Outdoor Enthusiasts, The City Is Listening

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 27, 2012 – The Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan process is underway, with the goal of developing a blueprint for a community of neighborhoods enjoyable and safe for people on foot, bike, horseback and other modes of transportation. It will also be a guide for attracting and building businesses related to the recreation industry. On November 3, the public will have a chance to give input on the master plan during Community Field Day. Residents can participate in activities depending on their interests – be it a horseback ride, a senior walk, or a hike, run or bike ride on a trail – then tell the City what they can do to improve the experience. For more details on schedule and locations, contact Siri Eggebraten at (909) 866-5831 or sirieggebraten@citybigbearlake.com. SCHEDULE Run a Trail 8:30-10:00: Meet at the Discovery Center, participate in an easy to moderate run on off-road trails, and suggest ways to improve our local running resources. SeniorWalk 9:00-10:30: Meet at the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve parking area, located at the west end of the Stanfield Marsh, walk along the boardwalk and tell the City how they can make streets, sidewalks, and trails better for Big Bear Seniors. Hike a Trail 11:00-1:00: Meet at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area on Mill Creek Road, hike Pine Knot Trail, and tell us...

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Over 1100 Bicycle Riders in Big Bear Tour

Big Bear Lake, CA August 3, 2012 4:00 pm –  Bicycle riders from all over Southern California are arriving in Big Bear today to participate in the Tour de Big Bear.  The numbers have grown substantially from the modest beginnings during the May 2010 Tour of California which ended in Big Bear at Snow Summit.   At last count 1125 riders have signed up.  The roads around Big Bear will fill with riders Saturday morning August 3 as many groups will begin ridding at 7:00 am and the final riders finishing the 100 mile ride could be on the road until sometime in the afternoon. Please be aware, dive with caution and share the road with our visiting...

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