Tag: Conquer the Bear

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!

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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

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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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