Tag: Big Bear Trails

“Kick and Flick” Celebrates the Start of the Skyline Trail

Big Bear, CA, May 30, 2012, 3:00pm – The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation is celebrating the kickoff of construction of the Skyline Trail, the first new trail in Big Bear Lake in almost 2 decades.  The event is Saturday, June 2nd, which appropriately enough, is National Trails Day.  The Skyline Trail is a collaboration of the Trails Foundation, the San Bernardino National Forest and the International Mountain Biking Association and will be a 15-mile world-class multi-use single track that will accommodate year round non-motorized uses such as cycling, horseback riding, hiking and snowshoeing planned along the top of the San Bernardino Mountains on National Forest land between the Big Bear and Santa Ana River Valleys offering stunning panoramic views of the area. The trail celebration, titled “Kick and Flick”, will be held at Northwoods Resort in the Village, Saturday, June 2nd from 6:00 to 9:00pm and will include complimentary food, refreshments, and a no-host bar.  The public is invited to this free event to meet the diverse and committed trail advocates behind the project and learn more about this unique collaborative effort.  It will also be the premiere of the documentary “Pedal-Driven”, a bike-umentary featuring cyclists, rogue trail builders, public land managers and trail advocates who tell the story of long-standing confrontations between mountain bikers and federal land management agencies over citizens’ rights and access to public lands.  According...

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Master Plan of Trails Process Discussed at Planning Commission

Big Bear, Ca, November 15, 2011, 12:00pm – Earlier this year the City of Big Bear Lake was awarded a grant from Cal Trans to develop a Master Plan of Trails for pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trails on the valley floor.  Siri Eggebraten, city planner responsible for the grant, will be presenting on the Master Plan of Trails process at the Planning Commission meeting, which will take place tomorrow/ today at Hofert Hall at 1:15pm.  Eggebraten will be presenting the planning process, including the scope of work, the need for advisory committees, and public participation. The goal for the Master Plan is to produce a document that will list and prioritize pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian projects on the valley floor with connections to the National Forest, resources for active and healthy lifestyles, to act as stewards of natural resources including habitat conservation, and to make city partners such as the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation eligible for future grants to construct trails and paths.  Eggebraten told KBHR that public participation will be very important in the planning process.  Those interested in hearing more about the Master Plan of Trails and how they can get involved are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting, as everyone is welcome to...

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