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Paddlefest This Weekend!

Big Bear, Ca, July 6, 2011, 12:00pm – Part three in the Conquer the Bear Series is this weekend.  Paddlers from all over the world will converge in Big Bear to compete in one of the three races at the 4th Annual Big Bear Paddlefest.  Those interested in learning more about the different types of paddling, or want to try out different types of self propelled watercraft can do so on Saturday, July 9th at Meadow Park at the Paddlefest Clinic.  There will also be an advanced kayak and stand up paddleboard clinic, as well as a beginning paddle clinic for kids. The races will take place on Sunday with the around the lake 20k course taking off at 7:00am, followed by the 10k race at 8:00am, the 5k course at 10:00am, and the free kids race at 11:00am.  Personal flotation devices are required for each person racing, and kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards must go through a Quagga Mussell inspection.  For more information or to sign up for a clinic or one of the races go to...

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Conquer The Bear & Kenda Cup Finals Bring Hundreds of People to Big Bear!

    Racers climb up fire road 2N10 at the start of the race. Big Bear, Ca, June 20, 2011, 3:00pm –  This past Sunday cyclists came from across California, Oregon, South Africa, Mexico and beyond to compete in the Kenda Cup Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race Finals in Big Bear.  This event was also part two in the Conquer the Cub and Conquer the Bear series, part of Open Air Big Bear.  The event had a special element to it this year, incorporating a 50-mile marathon race, along with the standard 18 mile and 24 mile course loops.  The Conquer the Cub participants did the 18 mile loop, and the Conquer the Bear participants did the 24 mile loop, while the marathoners did two laps of the 24 mile loop, plus a little extra. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30837.mp3|titles=Kenda Cup Conquer the Bear Bike Race Results June 2011] After a grueling day of racing Heather Devito of Big Bear Lake, and Jessie Haynes of Vista, Ca retained their top spots as the Conquer the Bear Leaders in the four event series, which started earlier this year with Snowshoe the Bear in February.  Cathleen Calkins took the third place spot overall for Conquer the Bear, with Angela Meyers taking the second place overall spot for the women.  Ted Devito held onto his second place spot for the series, followed by Casey Williams. ...

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Part 2 of Conquer The Bear Series: Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race

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 www.OpenAirBigBear.com or www.TeamBigBear.com to...

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Snowshoe The Bear 2011: Photo Essay

     Big Bear, Ca, February 7, 2011, 11:00pm –Snowshoe the Bear 2011 was a great event enjoyed by all who participated.  Children young and old participated in 5k and 10k snowshoe courses.  77 women and 83 men participated in the 5k snowshoe course, with 31 men and 21 women competing in the 10k course.   The big winners of the day were Jesse Haynes of Vista, Ca, and Heather Devito of Big Bear Lake who won the 10k competitions, and Candace McMullen of Riverside, and Andrew Mayer of Granada Hills who won overall for the 5k course. 10 year old Elle Williams, of Big Bear City placed first for the 5k Junior Women, and 9 year old Trevor Wright of Hesperia placed first in the Junior Mens 5k.  14 year old Evan Williams of Big Bear City placed first in the Junior Men’s 10k and 13 year old Megan McElfish of Big Bear Lake placed 1st for the Junior Women’s 10k.  Heather and Ted Devito, owners of Mountain Fitness Center,  were crowned as the “Fastest Bear’s on the Bear,” which means they were the fastest locals in the race.  George Crezee, Big Bear Local, and big promoter of getting everyone at every age to “Get Off The Couch and Go,” gave two No Excuses awards to locals Martin Lipp and JoAnn Mark for competing in the 5k at the age of 80,...

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Are You Up For The Challenge? Can You Conquer The Bear?

Big Bear, Ca, January 11, 2011, 12:00pm – Are you willing to take the challenge this year and Conquer the Bear?  Open Air Big Bear has announced their 2011 Conquer the Bear series, with the first event Snowshoe the Bear occurring on February 5th.  This series of athletic events is designed to challenge and motivate people to get outside, try something new and enjoy the year round activities in the Big Bear Valley.  In 2011 Conquer the Bear will include “Conquer the Cub” and “Conquer the Bear” categories to make sure that every challenger has a category to match their level of fitness and skills. Conquer the Cub requires participants to complete the short course for each event including the 5k race for Snowshoe the Bear.  Conquer the bear requires participants to do the long course in each event including the 10k Snowshoe on February 5th.   The male and female with the lowest cumulative time for all events will be the series winner and will share a prize purse of $1,000.  Competitors of all levels and experience are encouraged to participate in both categories. “Conquer the Bear provides a great challenge and even better motivation to stay active and enjoy the four seasons of Big Bear,” said Rick Bates of the Big Bear Events Resource Office. Four seasons – Four events, Big Bear invites you to join the challenge...

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