Tag: Redlands Bike Classic

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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Redlands Bicycle Classic 2012

Redlands – Big Bear Lake, CA March 22, 2012 3:00 pm – The Redlands Bicycle Classic will be held over 4 days beginning Thursday March 22nd. These bike races are held primarily through out the streets of Redlands and out to Beaumont.  This race began just after the Summer Olympics Games held in Los Angeles in 1984 and has been going strong for 28 years making it the oldest and longest running stage race in the United States.  This particular race is where many top cycling racers have cut their teeth including Chris Horner, Cadel Evans and David Zabriskie among other notable racers. Professional cycling teams look for new talent at races such as this in preparation for the long race season ahead. In addition, this year, Loma Linda University will field a team of hopefuls for the U.S. Paralympics team named the PossAbilities who will be racing on the same circuits over the next few days.  The Redlands Classic is a very popular spectator event that effects many areas of the downtown Redlands area.  To get more information be sure to check the Redlands Classic web link on KBHR933.com.  In other cycling news Big Bear was chosen for the second time in three years to host a finishing stage of the Amgen Tour of California.  Stage Six of this professional race will begin in Palmdale and finish at...

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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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