Tag: Stage 6

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 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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