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WORLD TOUR RACE RETURNS TO BIG BEAR
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif./ November 2, 2016 – Today AEG, promoter of Amgen Tour of California, announced Big Bear Lake as a host city for the 2017 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling event. The world will be watching on Friday, May 19, 2017 as Big Bear Lake will be the site of the race’s first ever high-altitude Time Trial for the Stage 6 race.
This marks the fourth time that Big Bear Lake has been named a host city for the Amgen Tour of California, reaffirming the mountain resort as a world-class road cycling destination and the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.” Big Bear Lake is excited to again present its mountainous terrain and natural assets to recreational outdoor enthusiasts all over the world. This world tour cycling event includes two hours of live TV coverage on 24 media outlets worldwide, including NBC Sports, which together will broadcast Big Bear Lake to over 11.3 million households in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Since being a host city in 2015, the Amgen Tour of California has made major improvements in positioning the race on the world cycling stage. It continues as the largest and highest ranked cycling event in North America, but is now organized by ASO, Amaury Sports Organization, the world leader in cycling racing that also includes Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Paris Roubaix. The Amgen Tour of California serves as North America’s world tour cycling event, fulfilling ASO’s goal of an event on each of the world’s seven continents. And Big Bear Lake IS the location for the best Time Trial in North America! What this major change will mean to the cycling fan is that the quality of team and riders participating will have even greater international flavor, with many of the same teams and riders who participate in Tour de France.
SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) maintenance crews are cleaning drains in addition to other routine maintenance activities along State Route 38 (SR-38) and SR-18 through Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake. Lane closures with one way traffic control will be necessary to accommodate the equipment that will be staged on the highway.
Current construction work along Big Bear Boulevard to underground all utilities and prepare for the scheduled 2017 Caltrans complete overlay of the 4-lane highway is causing residents and visitors to ask many questions. Below are answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.
You can sign up to purchase a banner recognizing a service member.
It is an honor for the City of Big Bear Lake to recognize the men and women who are actively serving our Country with the Armed Forces Banner Program. As a resident of Big Bear if you are an active member in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or have a family member who is, for $75 you may sign up to purchase a 2’x9’ banner recognizing the service member. Banners are placed and displayed along Big Bear Boulevard twice a year, prior to Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The program is open to everyone in Big Bear Valley. For questions about the program please contact the City Clerk’s Office.
Residents and visitors can call our Snow Removal Hotline at (909) 752-2830 to receive updates on road conditions and when snow conditions on City streets are called in to effect.
Our crews plow each street twice and usually more during a large storm. Our main goal is to ensure that City streets are cleared of snow in order to allow Fire, Paramedic, Sheriff and Utility response vehicles access. Please be patient during snow removal, as our crews are working as quickly as they can during inclement weather. Usually the streets are plowed straight through in the early morning leaving a berm along side of every driveway. Several hours later the berm is reduced by a separate contractor with a specialized vehicle and snow blade.
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