Tag: Cycling

Cyclists Stretching & Alignment Seminar

Big Bear, Ca, August 29, 2011, 3:00pm – Join the Big Bear Cycling Association tonight at Nottingham’s from 7:00 to 8:00pm for a free seminar on Body Alignment and Stretching for Cyclists.  According to Craig Smith, President of the Cycling Association, as cyclists train, and strengthen and improve their muscles, those strong muscles can pull our body out of alignment.  Body alignment and muscle specialist Doreen Wolff will be conducting a body alignment session designed specifically for cyclists. You can come and learn the stretches that cyclists must do to stay in alignment and balanced. Learn how to relieve stress and pain caused by sitting on your bike for hours at a time. Smith invites you to attend If you’ve ever ridden a bike, thought about riding or know someone who spends way too much time riding.  The Big Bear Cycling Association is offering other free education classes this summer including Nutrition 102 on September 26th and How NOT to Lose What You Have Built This Summer on October 10th.  For more information about weekly rides, and the education series go to...

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City Applies To Be Host City For Amgen Tour of California 2012

UPDATE: August 30, 2011.  According to Rick Bates, Director of the Event Resource Office, the City of Big Bear Lake should receive a response to their proposal to host the 2012 AMGEN Tour of California by the end of September.  Big Bear, Ca, August 29, 2011, 12:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake has submitted a proposal to AEG to be a host city for the 2012 AMGEN Tour of California.  The Tour of California is a professional road cycling race that has been called the Tour de France of America.  In 2010 Big Bear was host to the queen’s stage, known as the hardest stage in tour, and was seen both state and world wide.  Thousands of people came to Big Bear for what was called the Big Bear Climb, and since the event cyclists have come to Big Bear from all over the world to train at altitude.  This spring, Pure Black Racing, a professional cycling team from New Zealand spent two weeks in Big Bear training, and plan on returning next year.  The proposal to AEG includes different route possibilities, offering organizers the choice of coming up one of our three routes, through highway 38, highway 18 the back grade, or highway 18 the front grade.  The proposed finish line for the race would be at Snow Summit, as it was in 2010.  The race...

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Tour de Big Bear To Bring 600 Cyclists to Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, Ca, August 2nd, 2011, 4:00pm – Over 600 cyclists will ride this Saturday in the Tour de Big Bear.  The Tour is in its 2nd year, but as Craig Smith Big Bear Cycling Association President puts it “this year the tour is new and improved.”  Last year, the Tour de Big Bear was in its infancy, as a complimentary event to the Tour of California coming to Big Bear, and it featured not only road rides, but mountain bike rides.  This year the Tour will feature three road rides, with distances from 25 miles to 70 miles.  The long metric century 70 mile ride, will take riders from the Village of Big Bear Lake, out to Lakeview point along Highway 18 the front grade, back along the north shore of the lake, around Baldwin Lake, up to Onyx Summit, through the Moonridge area, and back to the Village.   Riders are said to come from across the Western United States, and even Mexico to enjoy one of the rides at elevation.   Check in for the ride will take place Friday Night at Nottingham’s, with Goldsprints competitions taking place Friday and Saturday night.  For those that want to participate from the sidelines, the first 150 people to show up Saturday morning at the Christmas Tree Lot, which is the start of the Tour, will receive a commemorative Tour de...

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Ride Around The Bear Brings 400 Cyclists Through Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, June 9, 2011, 3:00pm – This Saturday, the Orange County Wheelmen, a bicycle club, is hosting the 27th annual Ride Around The Bear.  This bicycle ride will take over 400 cyclists from Redlands, up HWY 18 past the Arrowhead Highlands and Running Springs, to the North Shore of Big Bear Lake and then back down HWY 38.  This challenging ride will provide riders with 9000 feet of elevation gain in 106 miles.  Motorists are encouraged to share the road with cyclists and watch for them along the route.  There will be various aid stations along the route to provide riders with water, nutrition, and basic bike repairs.  The Big Bear Cycling Association will be running one of these aid stations, which will be located at Dana Point Park in the Grout Bay area of Fawnskin.  There will also be four roving vehicles that will aid riders in need.  Organizers for the event ask that you please watch for riders, and share the road. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30813.mp3|titles=Ride around bear...

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