Victorville’s Riverwalk Project under way

VICTORVILLE — Explaining a major push to boost the city’s bicycle and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, City Engineer Brian Gengler acknowledged last week it was one area where Victorville trailed neighboring municipalities. Continue reading

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2015 Victor Valley Bicycle Tour

Last night I attended a board meeting for the 2015 Victor Valley Bicycle Tour (VVBT). Having been on the board of previous high desert bicycle events, I was extremely impressed by the organizers and their preparation even in these early stages, and excited by the progress they have made toward bringing this ride to life. Continue reading

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Redlands Bicycle Classic Time Trial sets the tone for Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear Lake, Calif. March 12, 2015 – This year, Big Bear Lake hosts the Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Time Trial that takes place May 15, 2015. This marks the third time in five years Big Bear Lake is a host city for Amgen Tour of California, which is considered the largest and most prestigious road cycling race in the USA. Redlands Bicycle Classic, another premier-domestic race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, has once again included Big Bear as one of its five stages for the third year in a row. Big Bear is set to host the Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 2 Time Trial Thursday, April 9, 2015. These two elite professional road cycling events held in Big Bear, which are just one month apart, demonstrates Big Bear is well-received by the industry as a premier cycling destination. Continue reading

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Top 10 for two-wheelers

SACRAMENTO — California’s jump into the nation’s top 10 bicycle-friendly states and creation of the nation’s largest active transportation program are two achievements highlighted in Caltrans’ annual Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities Report. But while officials lauded the advances, some locals still wonder if the Golden State is doing enough for cyclists. Continue reading

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Rancherias is open again

Apple Valley seems to have finished the repaving of Rancherias north of Hwy 18, and as a bonus, there are now bike lanes on either side. Continue reading

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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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