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Tour de Big Bear Cycling - August 2, 2014

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The 5th Annual Tour de Big Bear is pleased to invite you to Southern California's most scenic and challenging high altitude ride in Big Bear Lake! Escape the heat, and ride spectacular 25, 50, 70 and 100 mile stages at 7000'+ and enjoy cycling amenities that other rides can only copy!

Date: August 2, 2014 Tour de Big Bear Cycling Race Starting Line

Register: Online at TourdeBigBear.com

Ride portions of the famed Stage #6 2010 and 2012 AMGEN Tour of California route as Team Saxo Bank described "the Big Bear stage was one of the hardest stages I have seen anywhere" and international cycling announcer Phil Liggit called "one of the best cycling stages we've seen in America, ever!"  

Tour de Big Bear invites all classes of riders to Southern California's most scenic and challenging high altitude ride in Big Bear Lake! Escape the heat, and ride a spectacular 25, 50, 70 or 100 mile stage at 7,000'+ and enjoy cycling amenities that other rides can only copy! Ride portions of the famed Stage #6 2010 and 2012 AMGEN Tour of California route that international cycling announcer Phil Liggit called "one of the best cycling stages we've seen in America, ever!"


Your entry includes:

  • Major intersections traffic controlled

  • Timed event for training purposes 

  • World class aid stations 

  • Quality men’s and women’s technical t-shirts

  • Custom designed finishers medal

  • Cyclist goodie bag

  • Radio based emergency personnel staged along all stages

  • Course Marshalls 

  • Outstanding signage and detailed stage maps

  • Medical and repair vehicles roaming all stages 

  • Big Bear Cycling Expo

  • HUGE Tour de Big Bear raffle

  • Discounted lodging Pre/Post Event Activities 

Friday

  • Check-in at Nottingham’s outdoor patio

  • No host pasta dinner at Nottingham's

  • Option lake and sunset dinner cruise on Miss Liberty on Big Bear Lake!

  • Goldsprints (qualifier) at Nottingham's 

Saturday

  • Big Bear Cycling Expo

  • FREE bike valet 

  • HUGE after ride raffle

  • Discounted tickets to "Blues at the Zoo" at Meadow Park on the lake

  • Goldsprints (finals) at Nottingham's 

  • Plus Much More...

TOUR DE BIG BEAR TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Organizers of the event expect about 1,500 to 2,000 cyclists riding on the roads in and around Big Bear Valley this Saturday. Highways 18 and 38 will remain open to traffic during the event. However, motorists are advised to be aware of increased cycling activity and to be courteous to cyclists along these routes.

There is a road closure in effect in Big Bear Village at the start/finish on the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue this Saturday, August 2. The closure is on Village Drive between Knickerbocker and Paine roads from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and between Knickerbocker and Bartlett roads from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, a small closure at Sunset Lane between Tehama Drive and Moonridge Road will also be in effect most of Saturday morning. The three minor closures do have convenient detours.S

In addition to the closures, there will be traffic control assistance at several major intersections, which includes the Big Bear Dam, the Snow Valley Resort turnaround, the Big Bear Discovery Center entrance, Paradise Way at North Shore Drive, Division and North Shore drives, the top of Onyx Summit and Jenks Lake Road on Highway 38. Officers will direct vehicle and bicycle traffic at these points.

The area between the dam and Snow Valley will have the heaviest bicycle traffic from about 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. North Shore Drive (Hwy. 38) is expected to be busy with bicycle traffic during the morning hours until noon. The east end of Big Bear Valley, especially the Onyx Summit area on Highway 38 should be busy most of the day. Motorists who plan to drive down the mountain on Saturday, August 2nd should consider taking alternate routes 18 through Highland or Highway 18 through Lucerne Valley to avoid delays.

Motorists are asked to use caution this weekend in Big Bear and are asked to share the road with the cyclists including a three-foot cushion for clearance.

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