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It's More Than Just a Race

May 09, 2012 | by Dan McKernan

One thing for certain is cycling fans will not get bored at “The Big Bear Climb!” (Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear Lake on May 18). An interactive lifestyle festival and cycling expo just steps from the finish line on the grounds of Snow Summit Mountain Resort takes place before, during and after the race! It’s full of fun, liveliness, and excitement!

The festival has a wide assortment of fun-filled activities for all ages. There’s continuous music, a beer garden, food concessions, open-deck full bar, health & fitness expo, cycling demonstrations, Jumbo Trons with live race coverage, bike safety clinics, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino’s “Lucky 7 Bingo Game,” Arrowhead Regional Center’s Mobile Medical Clinic free health screenings, national sponsors and vendors, cycling gear, official race merchandise, kids bike rides, family activities and more. Down the road a bit excitement continues into the evening at Nottingham’s Tavern with goldsprints contests.

Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear Lake is Friday, May 18. The race starts in Palmdale at 10 a.m., and is expected to end in Big Bear Lake sometime between 2:35 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. The finish line is located at Snow Summit Mountain Resort. The Lifestyle Festival and Cycling Expo is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Snow Summit.

For more information about the 2012 Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear Lake, or to learn about V.I.P. Finish Line Experience Packages including discounted lodging visit or call 800-424-4232.

The largest cycling event in America, the 2012 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 13-20, 2012. In a 2011 poll conducted by, the Amgen Tour of California was voted the fourth best race in the world, and the No. 1 race in America.

May 09, 2012

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