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Big Bear Cycling Association Welcomes Pure Black Racing

Big Bear, Ca, April 10, 2011 –Pure Black Racing, professional cycling team from New Zealand made Big Bear Valley a training ground for the past few weeks while they prepared for the Redland’s Bike Classic, and other upcoming races.  They chose Big Bear for its high altitude setting, and told KBHR that they enjoyed riding around the valley.  “Any time spent at altitude is good for the team” said Carl Williams, Cycling Director for the team.  “Being able to sleep at altitude is one thing, but being able to eat, and train at altitude is even better.”  The New Zealand team has a full race schedule planned with races across the United States, in Canada, and Australia.  The team, which is in its first year, has already caught attention in the states with many of their riders making it on the podium in races such as the Redland’s Bike Classic,  and the Sunny King Pro in Alabama. Pure Black Racing plans on returning to Big Bear again next year for more altitude training.  The Big Bear Cycling Association has made connections with the team, and told KBHR that there is a possibility that they will be able to ride in the Tour de Big Bear on August 6th.  For more information on the team visit PureBlackRacing.com, and for information about local rides, and cycling events visit BigBearCyling.com. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30607.mp3|titles=Pure Black...

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Professional Cycling Team Pure Black Makes Big Bear Training Ground

Big Bear, Ca, April 3, 2011, 12:00pm – Roman van Uden, professional road cyclist from New Zealand for Pure Black Racing, won the pro men’s criterium at the Redlands Bike Classic on Saturday April 2nd.  The New Zealand pro team Pure Black has been training in the Big Bear Valley last week, and will return to Big Bear this week to continue training at altitude.  The Big Bear Cycling Association President Craig Smith welcomes Pure Black Racing, and credits the Tour of California coming to Big Bear as a reason why we are seeing more professional teams training in the Big Bear Valley.  “The Tour of CA provided an opportunity for teams to see Big Bear, “ said Smith, “with our high altitude training capability, more teams are coming to train here, and given the win (by Roman van Uden at the Redlands Bike Classic) the training obviously makes a difference.”   The Cycling Association is excited to have Pure Black training in Big Bear, and hope more teams choose to make Big Bear their training ground in the future.  The Big Bear Cycling Association is a non profit organization that hosts community bike rides in the summer, as well as training rides, and encourages cycling as a way of transportation, a healthy form of exercise, and a great family activity.  For information on when group rides start, and the...

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