VIDEO: Big Bear Lake Time Trial Teaser
On Friday, May 19th, the Amgen Tour of California will once again be visiting Big Bear Lake, and its Stage 6 time trial is sure to be one of the most critical stages of the race for the professional riders looking to take the general classification honors
With Neil Shirley, Lyman Agency and Ben Wolfe from Jelly Belly Cycling Team P/B Maxxis
Following Stage 5’s summit finish on Mt Baldy, the time trial will be the second decisive stage in a row and is likely to be the final opportunity to seal the overall victory.
Just before the Redlands Cycling Classic kicked off, Ben Wolfe and Serghei Tvetcov of Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis joined a handful of media to preview the 15-mile time trial route that starts in the heart of the Village and follows the scenic lakeshore terrain. With a police escort leading the way, the pro riders had the opportunity to get a critical look at such a key stage, while media got to play pro racer for a day.
You can find the entire schedule events and spectator info for Stage 6 in Big Bear Lake at bigbeartimetrial.com
The full time trial preview is coming soon, watch this space!
At 6,752’ and featuring one of the most beautiful lakes in California, the City of Big Bear Lake will welcome spectators for the third time – this year for the fan-favorite, the Men’s Individual Time Trial stage, where racers will take off one at a time, riding against the clock for the best time of the day.
The course will begin in the heart of the Village in Big Bear Lake. The first three miles of the route wend through a residential section along the south shore of the lake. Taking the Stanfield Cutoff across the lake, the course will turn left, continuing on Hwy 38 to the town of Fawnskin. As the riders turn back toward the City of Big Bear Lake following essentially the same route back into town, they can expect large crowds in Fawnskin.
Heading right onto Big Bear Blvd. with just 0.6 miles left, the riders will then turn right onto Pine Knot Ave, through a narrow stone archway and onto a 1,000-foot jetty. For riders pushing their physical limits, the finish line will very close to the water’s edge! This is very flat and fast course. Don’t expect riders to score huge time gaps over their rivals to take a big lead into Stage 7.
Come for the Race – Stay for the Place!
Beat the rush and head up to Big Bear on Thursday! Enjoy a full day of events on Friday and then a weekend of riding and sightseeing in beautiful, scenic Big Bear Lake!
Schedule of Events
Thursday, May 18 - Tour of California Welcome Celebration
Tour of California Expo opens Thursday evening in the Big Bear Lake Village
Welcome Celebration at the CAVE
Tour of California cycling celebrity guest appearances
Mount Baldy Tour of California Stage replay in participating restaurants/bars
Amateur Time Trial Qualifying Event - Top men and women advance to race course on Friday morning
Friday, May 19
Redlands Bicycle Classic Domestic Pro and Amateur Time Trial
8:00 am-9:00 am - Time Trial event warm up
9:00 am-11:30 am - Redlands Bicycle Classic - Domestic Pro / Amateur Time Trial
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Amgen Tour of California Big Bear Lake Individual Time Trial
4:00 pm-5:30 pm - Post Time Trial Reception, Legends of Amgen Tour of California at Marina Resort
Los Lonely Boys at The Cave
Saturday, May 20 - L'Etape Tour de Big Bear
L'Etape Tour de Big Bear FREE Cycling Tour of Big Bear Lake
Tour of California Pasadena Finish Viewing Party at Nottinghams (12 pm-2 pm - NBC Sports)
Miss Liberty Dessert Cruise
Big Bear Lake 1st Annual PubFest
For full information, please visit: bigbeartimetrial.com