BEAR LAKE Host City
Craig Smith, Amgen Tour of California Local Organizing Committee
Chair of Tour de Big Bear
Craig and family moved to Big
Bear Lake fulltime in 2000. An avid downhill skier and general outdoors
enthusiast, Craig found his cycling passion in 2006 and has been riding a bike
ever since! Trails Foundation was a great way to get involved to improve and
expand the trails system throughout the Valley. Dedicated bike lanes, bike
routes and expanded mountain trails are all his goals. Craig was a founder and
currently serves as President of the Big Bear Cycling Association, Co-Chair of
the Amgen Tour of California Local Organizing Committee and Chair of Tour de
Big Bear. When not doing biking things, Craig works on several home businesses,
real estate development projects and manages a large rice farm in Louisiana.
City of Big Bear Lake Mayor
On behalf of the City of Big Bear Lake, the City Council and
the Citizens of this beautiful Valley, we welcome the Amagen Athletes
and their Teammates participating in this exciting Time Trials Event.
“Welcome!” to the thousands of spectators that will be
viewing the trials both in person or on Television! We wish all of the riders
and their teams the best of luck, success and a safe Tour of California!
Chamber of Big
Bear Commerce Executive Director
We welcome all to the AMGEN Tour of California Time Trials
in Big Bear Valley. Our Businesses are standing by to see to your needs. If you
have come to relax or to play, you have come to the right place, so why not
stop a while? If not now, soon...Big
Bear Valley offers a warm and friendly community in a convenient location.
Hiking, fishing, biking, living...it's all here! We're worth far more than a day, we're worth a
Bureau Interim CEO
The National and World-wide press coverage has helped attract
visitors to our beautiful mountain-community and will boost the local Big Bear
Valley Visitors Bureau tourism year-round.