Big Bear Paddlefest Narrows the Field in Conquer the Bear Series; Paddlers and Mountain Bikers Share Sunday Ceremony

Locals Grayson McNeill, Ted Devito, Heather Devito (and Diane Bradley) are among the top contenders in the Conquer the Bear series, which started with February's Snowshoe the Bear.

This weekend’s Big Bear Paddlefest, hosted by the North Shore Trading Company at Captain John’s Marina, was two days of fun in Fawnskin and plenty of paddlers in this, the event’s second year and first as part of the Conquer the Bear multi-event series. Saturday’s festivities included a bustling lakeside expo and paddling clinics taught by … [Read more...]

Big Bear Paddlefest Returns to Fawnskin This Weekend; Sunday’s Awards Ceremony to Include Team Big Bear and Reggae

The Big Bear Paddlefest will this year be a weekend-long event on Grout Bay.

The Big Bear Paddlefest returns to Fawnskin this weekend, for the second year of the event and the first as part of the Conquer the Bear challenge. Saturday’s activities, hosted by the North Shore Trading Company at Captain John’s Marina on the North Shore, include $20 paddlesport clinics starting at 10am (appropriate for both kayakers and … [Read more...]

Beat the Traffic, and Bike Big Bear; Cyclists Invited to Participate in September’s Run the Bear

As traffic may be busy (by Big Bear standards) this weekend, you may want to consider biking around town this weekend. In recent months, the Big Bear Valley Trails Coalition has been instrumental in establishing, now, over 30 miles of Class 3 bike routes throughout the Big Bear Valley. New color maps of Big Bear’s bike routes have also been made … [Read more...]

Run the Bear Marathon Goes Before the Planning Commission in 9am Meeting Tomorrow

The Lighthouse Project has been hard at work to fast-track the logistics for the Run the Bear Marathon, which will bring an anticipated 2,000 runners and cyclists to Big Bear Lake on September 12. As proposed, Run the Bear will run around the lake, and will also include city streets including Pine Knot Avenue, Stanfield Cutoff, Sandalwood Drive, … [Read more...]

Local Youth Finish Strong in Team Big Bear’s Mountain Bike Race; Devitos Still Among Top Contenders in Conquer the Bear Series

The Team Big Bear ride covered Forest Service road 2N10 and trails in Moonridge.

Team Big Bear hosted their first local event of the season yesterday, and event organizer Tom Spiegel says that the 432 bikers were nearly double the amount of entrants of recent years. The May 31st Shoot-Out #1 in the Team Big Bear series also served as the second event in the Conquer the Bear series, wherein athletes compete in snowshoe, biking, … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race Is Second Event in “Conquer the Bear” Series


Team Big Bear hosts the first of three cross-country mountain biking events this Sunday, May 31, and nearly 300 mountain bikers, from novice to pro, are expected to participate. Team Big Bear’s Shoot-Out #1 will also be the second competition in the Conquer the Bear series hosted by the Open Air Big Bear coalition; to date, title holders are Ted … [Read more...]

The Race Is On: The Lighthouse Project to Assume Leadership Position in Bringing September 12 Marathon to Big Bear Lake

The proposed Run the Bear marathon map, as introduced by the Lighthouse Project's Beth Gardner

The City of Big Bear Lake and the Lighthouse Project, at last night’s City Council meeting, agreed to partner in non-monetary ways and, already, they’re off and running! The Lighthouse Project’s Beth Gardner, in a formal yet friendly presentation, offered a number of opportunities for the City to partake in the non-profit’s mission to … [Read more...]

Ted and Heather Devito Take Fastest Bear Titles in Saturday’s Snowshoe the Bear 10K

Heather and Ted Devito, owners of Mountain Fitness Center

Local Linda Meekins, here with Daisha and Mason, sold her authentic Big Bear snowballs during the Village expo. Local adventure racers Ted and Heather Devito claimed the Fastest Bears in the Bear titles in the 2nd annual Snowshoe the Bear 10K race, which took place in the Village and on the San Bernardino National Forest on Saturday morning. … [Read more...]

Snowshoe the Bear Event Kicks Off This Evening


Big Bear Lake’s second annual Snowshoe the Bear event kicks off with the pre-registration party this evening, from 7 to 10pm at Northwoods Resort in the Village. You don’t have to be a competitor in the snowshoe race to enjoy this evening’s reception, which will include live music; the party is offered free of charge, though attendees are … [Read more...]

Locals Devito and Williams to Defend “Fastest Bear” Titles in February’s Snowshoe the Bear

Fastest Bears Ted Devito and Kim Williams, local winners of the first-ever Snowshoe the Bear

Local athletes Ted Devito and Kim Williams were named the “Fastest Bears in the Bear” last February in Big Bear Lake's first-ever Snowshoe the Bear event, and come Saturday, February 7 they will be defending their titles. The second annual snowshoe competition launches from the Village before heading into mountain trails on the San Bernardino … [Read more...]