Big Bear Lake is proud to be part of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California. Big Bear Lake has been host to the 2010 and 2012 stage finishes and helped increase Big Bear Lake’s popularity on the international map for cycling on May 18 to 21, 2017.
Located high in the San Bernardino National Forest, with an elevation of 7000 feet, Big Bear Lake is one of Cali’s best four season mountain resort and outdoor recreation destination. With close to 300 days of sunshine each year, Big Bear Lake is famous for breathtaking views, lovely alpine villages and an evergreen forest surrounding the seven-mile lake.A great location, Big Bear is located between Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas, Big Bear Lake have been a popular recreational playground.
Big Bear Lake boasts of its rustic and rich western heritage. Big Bear, in the old, was the venue for the largest gold strike in Southern California and has since become a modern day resort community of 20,000, with Big Bear cabin rentals being visited by over 6 million visitors annually.
It’s only an hour drive from the bustling city, outdoor fun is what Big Bear Lake is known for! In summer, the pictures of the lake is amazing with fun and exciting aquatic sports imaginable from boating, fishing, wake boarding, jet skiing, parasailing, to stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. When winter comes, mountain snows introduces a wide variety of winter activities which include skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing and biking on the trails.
Big Bear is one of California’s best road and mountain cycling destination with around 100 miles of mountain trails perfect for XC (cross-country) mountain biking as well as the home of some of the most challenging high altitude road cycling destinations in California. Mountain biking continues to evolve into the cornerstone of Big Bear’s signature outdoor sporting and athletic summer events. The unique location and environment make Big Bear the ideal high-altitude venue, both for training and competition. In fact,lots of pro teams train in Big Bear Lake’s high altitude environment because of the challenging trails and beautiful Southern California weather.