Tag: Alpine Pedal Path

North Shore Drive will be Closed Thursday for Pro Cycling Time Trial

Big Bear, CA, April 8, 2015 – Big Bear Cycling is proud to host, for the third straight year, the Big Bear Time Trial of the 31st Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Classic has the distinction of being the first race on the 2015 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Craig Smith of Big Bear Cycling said, “The North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the town of Fawnskin provides a spectacular setting and is the perfect location to host such a top domestic time trial event; plus along with our Amgen Tour of California Time Trial in May, it solidifies Big Bear’s position as Southern California’s cycling capital.” The Time Trial will cause some traffic issues that motorists should be aware of, however. Highway 38, North Shore Drive, will be closed from Stanfield Cutoff west to the Fawnskin triangle on Thursday, April 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also, please be aware of heavy bicycle traffic on the southbound lane of North Shore Drive between Stanfield Cutoff and Division from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., as professional riders will be warming up for the races. The East Boat Ramp will be closed as well, but you may launch free at Big Bear Marina on Thursday only. Spectators wishing to watch the race and visit the team parking lot, are asked to park in the North Shore Elementary School...

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City Council Reaffirms Restrictions on Large Weddings at Alpenhorn B & B

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 28, 2014 – The Big Bear Lake City Council was asked to consider an appeal from the Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast regarding large weddings conducted on their grounds. Earlier this month, the city’s planning commission approved a conditional use permit allowing weddings, but limited the size to 49 guests and in addition required the construction of an ADA compliant bathroom on the grounds. Linda Carpenter, owner of Alpenhorn, appealed the decision stating that limiting the number of guests will hurt her business. Her attorney added, “the restrictions are not needed and are overreaching”. The council chambers were filled with neighbors who objected to noise, parking issues, and party goers associated with a wedding business conducted in their neighborhood. After hours of testimony and discussion, the council voted 5 to 0 to uphold the planning commission’s original decision reaffirming the restrictions. Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast, which is located at 601 Knight, near the Middle School in Big Bear Lake, will have 90 days to comply with the Conditional Use Permit in order to continue with weddings at that location. In addition, the council approved being a host city for Special Olympics athletes participating in the 2015 World Games scheduled for next summer. Also, conceptual approval was given for a Stanfield Cutoff parking lot which would provide the needed space for a bike lane on the...

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Road Reminder: Partial Closure Scheduled Thursday

Fawnskin, CA, April 2, 2014 – Big Bear Cycling is hosting the Big Bear Time Trial of the 30th Redlands Bicycle Classic, the season opening event for the National Race Calendar and the United States domestic road cycling racing season. The organization is grateful for the community’s cooperation in the support of professional cycling. Highway 38/North Shore Drive will be CLOSED to vehicles on Thursday, April 3, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., between Stanfield Cutoff to the Fawnskin downtown triangle. The road will be OPEN to motorists between Stanfield Cutoff and Division, but from 9:00am–noon, but the southeast-bound lane will be crowded with riders warming up for the races. The East Boat Ramp will be completely closed for boat launching on Thursday, but as a consolation prize, free launching will be offered at Big Bear Marina for this day only. Spectators are welcome to park in the North Shore Elementary School parking lot, cross at the crosswalk, and walk to the race area via the Alpine Pedal Path. On the other end of the route, spectators will find excellent turnaround viewing as well as restaurants and shops in downtown...

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The Race is on to Raise Money for MS

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 3, 2014 – National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week starts today, and locals have already started collecting pledges for the annual Walk MS event along the Alpine Pedal Path. On May 3, the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society will kick off the festivities at North Shore Elementary School (765 North Stanfield Cutoff). Those wanting to get involved can sign up as a walker or volunteer online or by calling (909) 949-1363. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. Official Start. The 1k and 5k routes are 100% accessible and offer snacks and water at stationary rest stops. Individuals and teams can walk, roll or stroll along the shore of Big Bear Lake, then be rewarded at the finish festival with food, music, face painting, team booths, and sponsor giveaways. Advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of Multiple Sclerosis, partly thanks to fundraising events like these. More than 500 walkers and volunteers are expected to help raise the goal of $40,000, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the 4,200 people living with MS in the Inland Empire. Multiple Sclerosis is an often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness to paralysis, and are unpredictable from person to person. Most of the...

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Bike Path Gets Some TLC

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 30, 2013 – The City of Big Bear Lake and the Big Bear Cycling Association are partnering with the Mountaintop Ranger District to repair the Alpine Pedal Path over the next three years. Path users will experience short term closures as work progresses along the path. The first phase began September 17th: grinding out pavement failures, cracks and holes between the east boat ramp near Stanfield Cutoff and the Juniper Point picnic area. Future projects along the path will include striping and upgraded interpretive signs. The paved trail meanders along the north shore of Big Bear Lake from Stanfield Cutoff to just west of the Solar Observatory on North Shore Lane. It branches off through a pedestrian tunnel under Highway 38/North Shore Drive, to the Cougar Crest Trailhead parking lot, continuing east to the Big Bear Discovery Center. Being easily accessible for hikers, skaters, joggers and even strollers and wheelchairs, it is one of the most heavily used trails in the forest, by visitors and residents alike. During the winter, visitors often use the path to view largest wintering bald eagle population in Southern California. Bald eagles typically begin arriving in the area in late November and continue to stay in the area until early...

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