Tag: Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation

Big Bear Cycling Open House

Big Bear, CA, April 20, 2016 – The Big Bear Cycling Association is kicking off the 2016 cycling season by hosting their sixth annual Open House & Expo. This free event is organized to introduce the community to BBCA and provide cycling information and education about riding the roads and trails of the Big Bear Valley. Riders, and non-riders of all abilities are welcome to attend. The Expo will be held on Wednesday, April 27, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Nottingham’s Tavern in the Village, with Happy Hour food and drink prices. Community cycling-centric organizations also in attendance include Big Bear Cycling Events and...

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Group Advocates For Full-Time Big Bear Trail Staff

Big Bear, CA, March 28th, 2016 – The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, would like to see full-time paid trail staff for Big Bear. Other top notch resort destinations like Aspen, Mammoth Lakes, Breckenridge and Lake Tahoe have full-time staff involved in recreational trail promotion and maintenance. Driz Cook, the chairman of the foundation, asks “…do you want to be in the big leagues?’ If not what you will get is work done at a volunteer pace.” Volunteers have been the primary workforce in maintaining the trail system in the San Bernardino National Forest surrounding Big Bear Valley. Getting contributions through...

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Get Outdoors for National Trails Day

Fawnskin, CA, June 4, 2015 – Since 1993, National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, has grown to inspire many thousands of people nationwide to celebrate and give back to the trails they love on one dedicated day. America’s 200,000 miles of trails allow access to our natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more. National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include a local restoration event focused on the South Shore Trail Network, adjacent to Big Bear Lake, on Saturday, June 6, sponsored by the Southern California Mountains Foundation in partnership with REI, and the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation. The South Shore Trail Network is designed as a multi-use trail system comprised of 23 miles of newly-designated trails that need to be brought up to U.S. Forest Service trail standards. Trail work will concentrate on the Pine Knot Trail. Stacy Gorin, Southern California Mountains Foundation interim executive director, said, “We’re thrilled to have REI’s continued support on National Trails Day. We share a mutual commitment in keeping our trails safe, healthy and open to everyone, from first-time users to enthusiasts. We’re also working in partnership with Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation to recruit families and individuals who want to get outdoors and give back to the trails that serve so many people on the...

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Distinguished Big Bear Residents to Receive ‘Eagle of Excellence’ Awards

Big Bear, CA, May 27, 2015 – The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake will host its eighteenth annual “Eagle of Excellence” Community Service Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Sunday, June 7th. The dinner and awards ceremony is dedicated to honoring members of the Big Bear community that exhibit a very high caliber of professionalism, enthusiasm, work ethic and commitment to service, not only in their vocational field, but also in how they demonstrate excellence in the personal giving of time, energy and influence on others within the Bear Valley community. Since the Rotary Club began this program in 1998, over 91 individuals, mostly non­ Rotarians, have been honored with the “Eagle of Excellence” award. This year’s honorees include a distinguished group of Bear Valley residents from a variety of professions. The 2015 group of honorees include Renee Wagner, owner of the Barnstorm Restaurant who has volunteered her time with Rotary, Doves, and the Arts Council; Paul Senft, a software designer and IT lecturer who, among other things, has been very involved with the Big Bear Valley Education Trust and the AARP TaxAide Program, providing free tax services to seniors and low income families in Big Bear; Ed Wallace, who serves on the boards of the Sierra Club – Big Bear Group, the Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the Big Bear Valley Education Trust, and Friends of the Big Bear Valley;...

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Build and Explore: It’s Skyline Trail Weekend!

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2013 – After countless hours of trail building by volunteers, the Skyline Trail is ready for its public debut. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at the trail head located at the intersection of Forest Service Roads 2N10 and 2N06. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, refreshments, and brief statements from leaders of the Trail project — including Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Chair Phil Hamilton and San Bernardino National Forest Mountaintop District Ranger Scott Tangenberg. After the  ceremony, leaders of the Big Bear Cycling Association will christen the trail by leading bike rides for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. There is also a hike scheduled for anyone who prefers to walk. Skyline is a new multi-use trail for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding, designed to become the backbone of a new South Shore trails system. Located on the backside of Snow Summit, it parallels the 2N10 as it snakes from east to west, and offers views of Mount San Gorgonio. It currently extends eight miles to the Forest Dream single track trail west of 2N10, but ultimately it will meander through the forest for a 15-mile loop, with connections to existing and future trails. The trail can be accessed by car or bike via 2N10 at the top of Clubview Drive. Another option is to ride up the...

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