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 Amgen Tour of California- Big Bear Climb
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Amgen Tour of California - Big Bear Climb
Phone: 909-866-2010 
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Stage 6 Finish Returns To Big Bear Lake

Officials of the Amgen Tour of California Announce Big Bear Lake as a Host City

BIG BEAR LAKE, California- AEG, the official race presenter of the Amgen Tour of California, announced its 13 Host Cities for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California professional road cycling race. The seventh annual event will cover more than 750 miles in eight days from May 13-20, 2012. Big Bear Lake has been selected as the race's Stage 6 Finish on Friday, May 18. The City of Palmdale will serve as the Host City and start location for Stage 6, which ultimately finishes with a demanding climb to Big Bear.
"One of the best cycling stages we've seen in America, ever." Says Phil Liggett, legendary cycling commentator, on the the Stage 6 finishing in Big Bear Lake.

"While the detailed route of the race, including for Stage 6 from Palmdale to Big Bear, is not yet final, we can say that it will be one of our most challenging courses to date," said AEG Sports Executive Director Kristin Bachochin.
Stage 6 will start in Palmdale and head to Big Bear Lake, which was the site of a thrilling stage finish in 2010 when Michael Rogers (AUS) of HTC-Columbia secured his place as the race leader. For 2012, new challenges arise as a new climb is thrown into the mix.
You Tube video of the Big Bear Climb... see it right here

Mountaintop racing returns to Big Bear Lake on Friday, May 18, 2012.

This is the second time in three years Big Bear Lake has been selected as a Host City, which reaffirms the mountain resort as a world-class road cycling destination. Officials of Big Bear Lake are excited with the opportunity to present Big Bear's mountainous terrain and natural assets to recreational outdoor enthusiasts throughout the world. The visibility includes 27 hours of total race coverage on VERSUS, broadcast exposure in 216 countries and territories worldwide. Last year there were 1.1 million visitors to the official tour website, more than 30,000 social media fans and more than 340,000 visitors to the online tour tracker.

"Big Bear is honored to serve as a finish city for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California," said City of Big Bear Lake Mayor Bill Jahn. "In 2010, we served as the first-ever mountaintop finish for the race, and it definitely put Big Bear on the international map for road cycling." Make your lodging reservations to stay in a Big Bear cabin on May 18 and 19 by calling 1-800-461-1023 or go to the Big Bear lodging website at

The Amgen Tour of California is considered cycling's most important and successful stage race in the United States. It is the largest annual spectator sporting event in California and largest cycling event in North America with more than 2 million spectators. The prestigious road cycling race features elite professional teams and athletes from around the world. Listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2. HC ranking), the Amgen Tour of California awards important, world-ranking points to the top finishers.

Next year will mark the seventh straight year Amgen Tour of California has brought the drama and excitement of professional cycling to California. The 2012 Amgen Tour of California will travel along a more than 750-mile course in eight days. The 13 host cities for the eight stages include: Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Livermore, Sonora (new city for 2012), Clovis, Bakersfield, Palmdale, Big Bear Lake, Ontario (new city for 2012) and Mount Baldy and Los Angeles.

For more information about the 2012 Amgen Tour of California, please visit For more information pertaining to the Stage 6 finish, also known as "The Big Bear Climb" visit the BigBearLakeMarketingAssociation .


About the Amgen Tour of California

The largest cycling event in America, the 2012 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style road cycling race, presented by AEG, that challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 13-20.
The 13 Host Cities for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California include:

  • Stage 1: Sunday, May 13 - Santa Rosa
  • Stage 2: Monday, May 14 - San Francisco to Santa Cruz
  • Stage 3: Tuesday, May 15 - San Jose to Livermore
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, May 16 - Sonora (new for 2012) to Clovis
  • Stage 5: Thursday, May 17 - Bakersfield (Individual Time Trial)
  • Stage 6: Friday, May 18 - Palmdale to Big Bear Lake
  • Stage 7: Saturday, May 19 - Ontario (new for 2012) to Mt. Baldy
  • Stage 8: Sunday, May 20 - Los Angeles/L.A. LIVE

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Make your lodging reservations to stay in a Big Bear cabin on May 18 and 19 by calling 1-800-461-1023 or go to the Big Bear lodging website at

Amgen Tour of California- Stay in a cabin and watch the Big Bear Climb finish

Big Bear Lake Marketing Association
Phone: 909-866-2010 
Fax:      909-866-9547

Ride the AMGEN Tour of California Course on Race Day in Big Bear Lake!
Open to all levels of riders - May 18, 2012  $150 per person

The Experience Includes

· Ride finishing section of course
· North Face Limited Edition Tech T-shirt
· Finisher's Medal
· Limited Edition number plate
· Race the Pro's course sections
· Pre-event bike check
· On course bike support

and for the Amgen Tour of California Stage 6

· VIP Finish Line Area Seating for Race Finish
· FREE Bike Valet for bike storage while enjoying Tour of California
· VIP Reception* Friday evening with special cycling guests!
· VIP Raffle
Download your free Amgen Tour of California detail map

You Tube video of the Big Bear Climb... see it right here

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