Tour de California

Amgen: The professional bike race through California.

The largest cycling event in America, the 2011 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 15-22.

The race had eight stages and 18 teams were competing for several prices.

Of the 18 pro biking teams 11 are from the USA, 1 from Canada and 6 from Europe.

The 7th stage when through the Foothills mountains and big bear.

At half way the course the professional bikers and their followers with the whole caravan came came down to the city Glendora from the west, went south, then East and left the foothill city north east to Big Bear.