Tag: Cycling

Tour de Big Bear

The Tour de Big Bear is a cycling event where road cyclists can ride a 25, 50, 75 or 100 mile ride through the Big Bear Valley.  There will be aid stations, an expo, and some amazing views.   Go to www.tourdebigbear.com for more information, and to...

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Tour of California Stage 6 Route Announced: Palmdale to Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, February 8, 2012, 11:00am – This week the stage routes for the Amgen Tour of California are being announce and Big Bear will once again be a mountain top finish for the Tour as this year’s finish for Stage 6.  The route will take professional cyclists from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake with over 12,000 feet of climbing over 115 miles and two mountain ranges.   Stage 6 will begin at the Marie Kerr Park in the City of Palmdale at 10:00am on May 18th, taking cyclists through the San Gabriel Mountain Range, up through Silverwood Lake, to Crestline, and over to Big Bear Lake.  Once cyclists enter the Big Bear Valley they will race along North Shore through Fawnskin, and will cross the lake at Stanfield Cutoff, where they will all make a dash to the finish line at Snow Summit.  The race is expected to end in Big Bear sometime between 2:35pm and 3:25pm. Race promoters at AEG stated that the Big Bear Climb should be a determining factor in the outcome of the final standings for the Tour, which consists of eight stages that will take place from May 13th to May...

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Big Bear Cycling Association Seeks Volunteers

Big Bear, Ca, January 16, 2011, 5:00pm –The Big Bear Cycling Association had a busy year in 2011, and is looking to make 2012 even busier.  Last year the then newly formed Big Bear Cycling Association was able to provide a full summer ride schedule of 14 rides a week, with timed training rides, and put on the Tour de Big Bear with 600 riders.  The association also introduced the “Lids for Kids” program, with a goal of having helmets for all children 12 and under.  So far 65 helmets were purchased and distributed.  The cycling association, with help from various community members was able to put on educational seminars about health, nutrition and cycling to over 200 people.  In 2012, the group is looking to expand their programs, and launch a few new ones, and they are looking for volunteers to help grow the organization.  The group is looking for volunteers and members of the association to sit on various committees.  For more information, go to www.BigBearCycling.com or contact Craig at...

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Open Air Big Bear Announces 2012 Conquer The Bear Schedule Of Events

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 11, 2011, noon – Open Air Big Bear is back with the 2012 Conquer the Bear, Conquer the Cub, and the all new Conquer the Grizzly multisport challenges in Big Bear Lake. The series will test athletes on four different disciplines throughout the year – snowshoeing, paddling, cycling, and trail running. The events include Snowshoe the Bear on February 25 – a snowshoe race of 5K for Conquer the Cub and 10K for Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Grizzly; Big Bear PaddleFest on July 8 – paddle races of 5K for Conquer the Cub and 20K for Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Grizzly; Tour de Big Bear on August 4 – NEW bike road races for Conquer the Cub, Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Grizzly; and Endure the Bear on September 9 – a trail run race of 5K for Conquer the Cub and 30K for Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Grizzly. The series offers athletes numerous chances at cash and prizes including $1000 grand prize split between the Conquer the Bear men’s and women’s overall winners, and the individual FRS King of the Mountain awards giving participants the opportunity to win $50 cash at each race. Individual events in the series offer cash prizes to the top finishers, age group awards and additional prizes from sponsors including FRS Healthy Energy, Big...

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Big Bear Once Again Chosen As Host City For Amgen Tour of California!

Big Bear, Ca, November 3, 2011, 8:00am – Earlier this morning it was announced by AEG that Big Bear once again will be a host city for the Amgen Tour of California.  This is the second time in three years that Big Bear has been chosen to be a host city for the tour, which draws audiences world wide.  Big Bear will be a host city for the 6th stage of the race.  The route in which cyclists will take to get to Big Bear has not yet been announced. Big Bear is well known within the cycling world as a mecca for road cycling because of its diverse climbs at elevation.  The Big Bear Cycling Association, which emerged during the 2010 Amgen Tour of California, has since developed into a strong organization with more than 120 members.  Big Bear has also become a training ground for professional cycling teams, with the New Zealand pro team Pure Black training in the Big Bear Valley earlier this year.   The Tour of California is set to come to Big Bear on May 18th for the Big Bear Climb.  The finish line will once again be at Snow Summit, with vendors, and a lifestyle fair, and ample room for spectators.  Big Bear is honored to be selected by AEG as a host city for the stage 6 finish of the 2012 Amgen...

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