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Adam Williams, Casey Williams, Kelley Brunson and Diane Bradley Hold Top Rankings in Elite Conquer the Bear Series

Big Bear Lake, CA — The second round of the Conquer the Bear series is underway and, this weekend, competitors wrapped their second of four races by participating in the Team Big Bear mountain bike race, which covered 17 miles of Forest Service roads in the Moonridge area. Athletes who braved February’s cold temps, snow and rain in the Snowshoe the Bear event were eligible to continue in the Conquer the Bear series which, in addition to the June 20 mountain bike race, will include the Paddlefest in Fawnskin on July 11 and the first-ever Endure the Bear mountain trail run on September 11. Top contenders in Conquer the Bear’s Elite division are Adam Williams and 15-year-old Casey Williams; these two, both from Big Bear Lake but unrelated, took first and third in Snowshoe the Bear’s 10K event and are less than five minutes apart in their cumulative times for the two races. Other top contenders in the Elite race series include Casey’s younger brother Cameron Williams, Ramon Escobar of Mexico, and Ross Goulet of Big Bear City, while Big Bear Lake’s Kelly Brunson, the Fastest Bear in the Bear for the snowshoe, and Diane Bradley, third place female finisher in the debut Conquer the Bear series, both completed the course to stay in the running for the Conquer the Bear title which, in 2009, was won by local...

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Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race

Team Big Bear’s Shoot-Out #2, which starts on Forest Service road 2N10 just above Bear Mountain Resort, features a cross-country mountain bike race. The event is also the second of four races in the Conquer the Bear series. Race pre-registration available at La Montana Restaurant (on the Moonridge Y in Big Bear Lake) on Saturday, June 19, from 3 to 5pm; also on race day, Sunday, starting at 8am. For more information or to sign up, visit TeamBigBear.com or call 909/633-6729. For more information on Conquer the Bear, visit OpenAirBigBear.com. Event features after-party at La Montana, from 12:30 to 3pm, to include $1 tacos and live reggae from Good...

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Big Bear Paddlefest

The annual Big Bear Paddlefest returns, and this year will be a weekend-long event in Fawnskin on Big Bear Lake’s North Shore. Saturday’s activities include on-water clinics and an outdoor-industry sports exhibit. Sunday is highlighted by the Paddlefest races, which will include 5K and 10K races, both solo and tandem, for canoers and kayakers, as well as a 30K around Big Bear Lake and a free Kids’ Fun Paddle for those ages 12 and under. For more information on the weekend event, visit KBHR’s Paddlefest story, posted in June, or log on to BigBearPaddlefest.com. This event is also the third of four in the Conquer the Bear...

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Big Bear Paddlefest Returns on July 10 & 11; Paddling Clinic in Fawnskin This Weekend

Fawnskin, CA — The Big Bear Paddlefest, the third of four sporting events in the 2nd annual Conquer the Bear series, launches from Fawnskin in just a month, on the weekend of July 10 and 11. As announced today by event organizers with North Shore Trading Company, Janet Dooley says, “We wanted to hold a weekend-long event that would be equally fun for serious paddle enthusiasts and those new to the sports of paddling.” Pre-race day activities on Saturday the 10th will include on-water kayak and paddleboard clinics and an outdoor-industry sports exhibit; then, on Sunday, the Paddlefest races will be held in Grout Bay, on Big Bear Lake’s North Shore. The races are open to all levels, and will include 10K and 5K canoe and kayak competitions, for both tandem and solo paddlers. This year’s event will also include a 30K around the lake, as well as a free Kids’ Fun Paddle, open to those ages 12 and under. For those interested in gearing up for the competition, North Shore Trading Company will offer a series of three-hour paddling clinics, the first of which begins this Saturday, June 12; the clinic launches from Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina at 9am, and is available for a cost of $25. For more information on the clinic, visit GoPaddleACanoe.com. Additional information on the July Paddlefest is available at BigBearPaddlefest.com, and specifics...

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Jordan Romero Says of Everest: “It Was Totally Worth It”; Jordan, Paul and Karen Begin the Journey Back to Big Bear

Now that Big Bear Middle School eighth grader Jordan Romero has achieved his years-long dream, reaching the summit of Mt. Everest–the highest peak in the world, and in doing so, setting a world record by being the youngest person ever to reach the peak at age 13–he and dad Paul Romero and climbing partner Karen Lundgren begin their long journey back to Big Bear. Earlier today (May 25), the three had arrived at Chinese Base Camp. They reported that they were safe and sound, having made the descent to the lower elevation, and have before them a 20-hour Jeep ride to Kathmandu, where a five-star hotel complete with creature comforts not available to them in the last month awaits. Upon reaching the 29,035′ summit of Mt. Everest, Jordan had his first interview via Skype on the “CBS Early Show” on Monday morning. In his interview, he did say of the climb, “It was definitely harder than I thought it would be. I knew it would be a hard mountain–it’s Everest.” But, he tells the “Early Show”‘s co-anchor Harry Smith of reaching the summit, his seventh of the world’s tallest peaks, “It was a feeling like no other. We had the best team coming up and just the whole trip, me and my other teammates, rehearsed this whole summit push in our heads. It was totally worth it. It was...

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