Free Health Screenings at Lifestyle Festival & Cycling Expo

Arrowhead Medical Regional Center (AMRC) will have its Mobile Medical Clinic on site at The Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear Lake as part of the Lifestyle Festival and Cycling Expo. Medical professionals will provide free screening services aboard its state-of-the-art Mobile Medical Clinic (MMC), a custom-built, 40-foot vehicle that that features two exam rooms, patient intake area and patient education center.

Visitors to the mobile unit during the Lifestyle Festival and Cycling Expo in Big Bear will have the opportunity to receive height and weight checks and screenings for blood pressure and blood sugar. In addition, information about the Medical Center’s Cancer Services will also be provided by a representative of that program.

MMC was implemented to provide new access points to basic health screenings/primary care and health education services throughout the County of San Bernardino. The MMC enables hospital personnel to reach deeper into remote areas of the county with limited access to medical services. ARMC has been using the MMC to conduct basic health screenings and for flu shot clinics and recently began providing primary care services in select areas of the county. Primary care services will expand to additional areas in 2012. The MMC continues to be a popular and valuable resource for health screenings throughout the year at various events in the county.

The mobile unit is the first healthcare vehicle of its kind to be deployed in the County of San Bernardino to provide screenings and primary care to select sites. For more information on ARMC’s mobile clinic, please call 909-580-1000.

Lifestyle Festival & Cycling Expo for Amgen Tour of California


One thing for certain is cycling fans will not get bored at “The Big Bear Climb!” (Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear Lake on May 18). An interactive lifestyle festival and cycling expo just steps from the finish line on the grounds of Snow Summit Mountain Resort takes place before, during and after the race! It’s full of fun, liveliness, and excitement!

The festival has a wide assortment of fun-filled activities for all ages. There’s continuous music, a beer garden, food concessions, open-deck full bar, health & fitness expo, cycling demonstrations, Jumbo Trons with live race coverage, bike safety clinics, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino’s “Lucky 7 Bingo Game,” Arrowhead Regional Center’s Mobile Medical Clinic free health screenings, national sponsors and vendors, cycling gear, official race merchandise, kids bike rides, family activities and more. Down the road a bit excitement continues into the evening at Nottingham’s Tavern with goldsprints contests.

Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear Lake is Friday, May 18. The race starts in Palmdale at 10 a.m., and is expected to end in Big Bear Lake sometime between 2:35 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. The finish line is located at Snow Summit Mountain Resort. The Lifestyle Festival and Cycling Expo is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Snow Summit.

For more information about the 2012 Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear Lake, or to learn about V.I.P. Finish Line Experience Packages including discounted lodging visit BigBear.Com or call 800-424-4232.

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Big Bear Cycling – Safety First!

Big Bear Cycling Association Safety Initiatives Includes Share the Road Campaign, Children’s CycleFest 2012 and Lids on Kids Program

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. April 17, 2012 – Today Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) announced its new safety programs for 2012, which are the club’s main focus for this year. The new initiatives include a cycling safety awareness program called Share the Road campaign, a children’s cycling festival on May 12 to demonstrate safety practices in a fun, interactive environment, and an ongoing program called Lids on Kids that gives kids living in Big Bear Valley free cycling helmet inspection and/or a new helmet.

“Cycling is a fabulous individual and group event for health, exercise and fellowship while taking in the spectacular scenery Big Bear Valley has to offer,” said Craig Smith, president of BBCA. “However, cycling must be safe for both cyclists and motorists alike.”

SHARE THE ROAD: BBCA’s 2012 safety awareness campaign called “Share the Road” is named after CalTrans’ local signage that encourages motorists and cyclists to share the roads and highways. Big Bear community leaders have agreed to do their part to ensure safety on Big Bear’s roadways by displaying “Share the Road” stickers on all City of Big Bear Lake Public Work vehicles, Big Bear Disposal trash trucks and Mountain Area Regional Transit Association (MARTA) buses. Campaign stickers are available to the public at BBCA events and local Big Bear bike shops.

BIG BEAR CHILDREN’S CYCLEFEST 2012: BBCA hosts the first annual Big Bear Children’s CycleFest 2012, a fun and interactive event for elementary school-aged children that includes a free bike and helmet inspection, safety discussions, a bike-handling skills clinic, and an obstacle course. Big Bear Children’s CycleFest 2012 is Saturday, May 12, 2012. It is the official kick-off event for the Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish in Big Bear (Friday, May 18, 2012).

“We’ll be giving out many prizes including new helmets, stickers and a healthy lunch,” added Smith. “Plus all participants at CycleFest 2012 will be entered into a drawing for a new mountain bike sponsored by the City of Big Bear Lake.”

Big Bear Children’s CycleFest 2012 is Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Big Bear Sheriff Station located at 477 Summit Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. Parking is available at the Masonic Lodge located at 385 Summit Boulevard. Admission is free. Sponsors of the event include Big Bear Cycling Association, City of Big Bear Lake, Bear Valley Unified School District, San Bernardino County Sheriff, Chains Required Bike Shop and Bear Valley Bikes.

LIDS ON KIDS: BBCA has a long-term goal to provide every child in the Big Bear Valley (kindergarten through sixth grade) with a free cycling helmet inspection and/or a new helmet. The program, which is funded by BBCA’s Tour de Big Bear cycling events, aims to get children trained and involved in safe cycling.

The Lids on Kids program officially began December 2011 in partnership with the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake’s “Santa Program” and Kiwanis Club of Big Bear Valley’s “Gifts for Kids.” Fifty bike helmets and 15 bicycles were given to families in the Big Bear Valley during these events. The goal for BBCA is to ensure Big Bear’s 1,200 kids are properly fitted with a bike helmet.