The 2016 Tour de Big Bear inaugural HC ride was a great success with current pros, national and state champions, as well as former Olympians and a world championship medalist participating. Also many masters racers and enthusiasts came out for the vertical and distance challenge. A high caliber field for a high quality event.
We say high quality because that is much of the feedback we received. The pro peloton level of service with dedicated HC moto escort, CHP and Sheriff escort, HC SAG vehicles, SRAM Neutral Support car, bottle exchanges at HC express aid stations, on-road bottle feed from HC cars, and a great post finish HC VIP Lounge with free beers and yes of course, Recoverite were but a few of the highlights.
Podium prizes, HC KoM/QoM points, awards, and matching leader bibs for top male and female finishers were handed out. Those rare and hard earned HC bibs matched the custom designed Fast Freddie Apparel HC jersey and provided HC socks. A nice kit to be worn by a special few. When you see it out on the road know that HC rider deserves high praise.
Planning has begun for the 2017 Tour de Big Bear HC new course and even better benefits and ride support are in the works. Stay tuned and don’t keep us a secret.
Tour de Big Bear Organizing Committee