Redlands Bicycle Classic Heads to Big Bear for Stage One Time Trial

The Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its first Time Tribal in the City of Big Bear.  The Time Trial, presented locally by RE/MAX Big Bear, will be a 7.8 mile/12.5 kilometer course that will take advantage of the Big Bear Lake’s north shore terrain and natural beauty.  The Time Trial will serve as the official kick-off to the Redlands Bicycle Classic on April 4, 2013.

“Big Bear is excited to welcome the Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 1 Time Trial in Big Bear. The Redlands Bicycle Classic launches the USA Cycling’s National Race Calendar and Big Bear will provide a memorable high altitude challenge!”  Craig Smith, President of Big Bear Cycling.

The Time Trial, also known as the Race of Truth, will be held at a heart pounding, lung scorching 6,800 feet. The racers will head out and back to the mountain town of Fawnskin, where the crystal blue waters of Big Bear Lake meet the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains. The 7.8 mile route along the north shore of Big Bear Lake will feature lake views of the surrounding San Bernardino Mountains, while creating a high altitude challenge for all riders. The mile high time trial will also serve as the opening event for USA Cycling’s National Racing Calendar.

The City of Big Bear has had a recent history with the sport of Cycling, having hosted a stage of the Amgen Tour of California twice, and, will now be welcoming the Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and its field of professional men’s, women’s, and para-cyclist racers.

“We are very excited to partner with Big Bear to offer our competitors a new challenging course to kick off the first stage of the 29th edition of the Redlands Bicycle Classic.” said Race Director Eric Reiser.

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