Big Bear, Ca, June 16, 2011, 1:00pm –The next event in the Conquer the Cub and Conquer the Bear series part of Open Air Big Bear is this Sunday with the Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race.  The Conquer the Bear series started earlier this year with a snowshoe race in February, and will continue in July with Paddlefest on July 10th, and Endure the Bear Trail Run on September 10th.  Those participating in all four events will Conquer the Cub or Conquer the Bear and the top male and female in the Conquer the Bear series, which consists of competing in the longest race in each event, will win $500 along with various prizes.  The mountain bike race is open to all who wish to compete.  The beginner or category 3 race will be an 18-mile course which covers many fire roads and trails on the south shore of Big Bear Lake.  The longer course will be 26 miles, and for the real endurance athletes there will be a Marathon 50 mile race that will bring riders from all over the US to compete.  For more information go to or to register.