Amgen Tour of California 2015 local stages

Route Information: May 15, 2015 – Stage 6 Time Trial

People from all around the globe can easily grasp Big Bear Lake’s universal language of numbers including 320 days of sunshine each year, an evergreen forest that spans 360 degrees of panoramic beauty, and an impressive seven-mile long lake with 22 miles of shoreline. Big Bear Lake, elevated at 7,000 feet above sea level, offers ideal weather conditions for all four seasons. In the summer daytime temperatures average 77 degrees. In winter more than 120 inches of snow falls annually. The breathtaking mountain resort is just 99 miles east of Los Angeles and 150 miles north of San Diego. Continue reading

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HDC: Now faster than Sam Whittingham

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, HDCycling.org is now hosted on WPEngine, one of the fastest WordPress hosts on the planet. Wish there was a Strava segment for website speed!

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Cyclists of all levels ride for LV schools

LUCERNE VALLEY • Riders of all ability levels converged in Lucerne Valley on Saturday morning for one purpose: to help local students. Continue reading

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Law requires motorists to give bicyclists three feet for safety as new school year rolls in

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With children heading back to school, motorists should expect to see more children riding to and from school on their bicycles. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) would like to remind the public that on September 16, 2014, a new law affecting motorists and bicyclists takes effect.
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Chuck Hansen High Desert Bicycle Tour stalls

The Chuck Hansen Tour de Apple Valley has been a staple of the High Desert biking world for the past six years, giving local cyclists a chance to enjoy their sport while also raising money for charity.
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Young bicyclist dies after being hit by car

HESPERIA — A 10-year-old boy died Thursday night after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle at the intersection of Main Street and Third Avenue, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
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Apple Valley introduces paramedic bicycle program

APPLE VALLEY — The Apple Valley Fire Protection District has implemented the High Desert’s first and only bicycle paramedic program in an effort to improve response times and safety during crowded, outdoor events.
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Hesperians vexed over bike route’s stop-sign changes

HESPERIA • Progress on the area’s longest bicycle trail system is advancing with some unforeseen consequences. Motor vehicle collisions have increased markedly at one intersection following traffic-control changes that are part of the city’s bike-lane plan.
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Cyclists’ cross-country journey to support veterans stops in Victorville

VICTORVILLE • After Tracy Draper and her team of cyclists finished a 109-mile bicycle ride with 6,000 feet of climbing, a room normally used for belly dancing at Hook Community Center was an amazing place for a good night’s sleep.
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Amgen Tour of California VIP experience

Stage 7 — Santa Clarita to Pasadena
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