The 2013 Peak to Peak Pedal, a charity bike ride from Big Bear to Mammoth in support of the United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC), starts October 9th.

The first two of the five stages go through the high desert: Big Bear to Barstow, and Barstow to Ridgecrest.

Best of luck to all the riders participating!

Peak to Peak Pedal, Big Bear to Barstow

Peak to Peak Pedal, Barstow to Ridgecrest

Update: Here are some photos of the riders going through Lucerne Valley.