Tag: East Boat Launch Ramp

4th of July Traffic Plan for the Valley

Big Bear Valley, CA, July 1, 2016 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will implement a valley-wide traffic plan to manage the traffic flow during and after the fireworks celebration on July 4 in Big Bear. Motorists will make right hand turns only entering Big Bear Blvd. from Georgia to Temple Streets. Plan ahead and  park accordingly, depending on which way you will be leaving after the fireworks show. If you will be traveling east after the show, motorists should park south of Big Bear Blvd. Likewise, if to plan to travel west, motorists should park north of Big Bear Blvd. Marina exits will be...

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Hosts Life Jacket Exchange

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 29, 2015 – The Big Bear Lake Flotilla Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting a booth for the Life Jacket Trade-In  being held at the Carol Morrison Public Boat Ramp (East Boat Ramp) from noon until 2PM on Saturday, May 30th. The Annual Life Jacket Trade-In is put on by the California Department of Boating and Waterways with free life jackets paid for by donors of major companies. According to the USCG, “Nine out of ten drownings occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety. 80% of drowning victims were not wearing life jackets when found. Most of the victims owned PFDs, but they died without them. A wearable PFD can save your life, if you wear it.” Life jackets should no longer be used if not in serviceable condition. This would be a great opportunity to trade in any life jackets that are torn, damaged, deflated, rotted, or punctured. If in doubt if the life jacket is serviceable, please come to exchange it for a new one. Children should never wear life jackets that don’t fit them. Melissa Miranda, of CAL Boating and Waterways, cautioned, “Don’t get a life jacket for a child to ‘grow into.”  It should fit the current weight of the child, not their age.” Operators of canoes, kayaks, personal watercraft, and water skiers are required to always...

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North Shore Drive will be Closed Thursday for Pro Cycling Time Trial

Big Bear, CA, April 8, 2015 – Big Bear Cycling is proud to host, for the third straight year, the Big Bear Time Trial of the 31st Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Classic has the distinction of being the first race on the 2015 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Craig Smith of Big Bear Cycling said, “The North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the town of Fawnskin provides a spectacular setting and is the perfect location to host such a top domestic time trial event; plus along with our Amgen Tour of California Time Trial in May, it solidifies Big Bear’s position as Southern California’s cycling capital.” The Time Trial will cause some traffic issues that motorists should be aware of, however. Highway 38, North Shore Drive, will be closed from Stanfield Cutoff west to the Fawnskin triangle on Thursday, April 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also, please be aware of heavy bicycle traffic on the southbound lane of North Shore Drive between Stanfield Cutoff and Division from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., as professional riders will be warming up for the races. The East Boat Ramp will be closed as well, but you may launch free at Big Bear Marina on Thursday only. Spectators wishing to watch the race and visit the team parking lot, are asked to park in the North Shore Elementary School...

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Road Reminder: Partial Closure Scheduled Thursday

Fawnskin, CA, April 2, 2014 – Big Bear Cycling is hosting the Big Bear Time Trial of the 30th Redlands Bicycle Classic, the season opening event for the National Race Calendar and the United States domestic road cycling racing season. The organization is grateful for the community’s cooperation in the support of professional cycling. Highway 38/North Shore Drive will be CLOSED to vehicles on Thursday, April 3, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., between Stanfield Cutoff to the Fawnskin downtown triangle. The road will be OPEN to motorists between Stanfield Cutoff and Division, but from 9:00am–noon, but the southeast-bound lane will be crowded with riders warming up for the races. The East Boat Ramp will be completely closed for boat launching on Thursday, but as a consolation prize, free launching will be offered at Big Bear Marina for this day only. Spectators are welcome to park in the North Shore Elementary School parking lot, cross at the crosswalk, and walk to the race area via the Alpine Pedal Path. On the other end of the route, spectators will find excellent turnaround viewing as well as restaurants and shops in downtown...

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