Tag: Karen Lundgren

Snow or Shine, the Race is on

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 14, 2014 – One slogan of our annual snowshoe race is, “If you can walk you can snowshoe,” and given our dry winter, this year’s competitors may actually be on foot. Organizers say the 7th Annual Snowshoe the Bear will go on February 22nd at 10:00 a.m., even if turns out to be a trail run. Event producer Karen Lundgren is keeping her fingers crossed for snow, but knows that dry land shouldn’t discourage outdoor enthusiasts. She says, “The rewards of running in Big Bear’s backcountry are priceless with beautiful pine trees and Big Bear Lake as your backdrop. It’s definitely worth it.” The 5k and 10k courses begin in the Village, then ascend along the meandering forest trails to the south. The day also includes a kids’ race and EXPO event at noon, and an awards ceremony and raffle from 1:00 to 2:00, in the midst of exhibit booths, live music and product giveaways. And with an average of 200 participants plus spectators, it’s a fun festival atmosphere. If Mother Nature surprises us with some white stuff, snowshoe rentals and purchases are available at a number of local stores. Registration is now open at snowshoethebear.com or by phone at (909) 224-9315. [Photos courtesy...

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The Ultimate Women’s Mountain Bike Retreat

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 22, 2012, noon – The ultimate women’s mountain bike retreat is coming to Big Bear Lake this weekend (May 25-28, 2012).  Leading the retreat is mountain bike racer and mountaineer, Karen Lundgren. The retreat is designed to create a safe learning environment for women who may be new to the sport, or want to increase their skill set on a mountain bike in a supportive atmosphere. Participants will enjoy yoga, alignment/stretch clinics and more. Clinics will include bike fit and nutrition workshops along with a complete video analysis of skills. The retreat offers an optional body composition evaluation and blood analysis. Retreat participants will find themselves pushing the limits of their own physical expectations during the day and relaxing afterwards with accommodations, meals and wine tasting to round out the day. For more information or to register, go to www.4seasonscoaching.com and click on retreats. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31518.mp3|titles=Mountain Bike...

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Michael Radford and Rachael DesRochers win Victor Alvarez Ski Championship

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 25, 2012 – The 2012 Victor Alvarez Memorial Ski Race was held on Saturday March 24th and as promised it was simply one of the best winter sporting contests of the year. Over 50 competitors showed up to see who would capture the title “fastest ski racers in Southern California”.  First the men’s field was narrowed to the top 32 qualifiers and the women’s was limited to the top 12.   Head to head dual giant slalom courses were set with horse gates in order to start competitors precisely together.  To get to the final four each skier had to complete and win a combination of 10 races during the day, in other words, speed and stamina were key to victory.  The top spot for men went to former Snow Summit Race Team member Michael Radford now skiing for Montana State University.  Second place was Kelly-Kai Tokunaga J1 Snow Summit Team racer and third went to Kyle Wormsbecker,  head coach for the Snow Summit Ski Team.  Fourth place went to John Michael Fabrizi local J2 Snow Summit ski team member. The women’s top racer was Rachael DesRochers former Snow Summit race team member taking first place.  Second was Karen Lundgren, race team coach and world famous mountain climber. Third was Sara Schacht race team coach and former race team member. Fourth place was Elle Williams and...

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Team Jordan Welcome Back Celebration Set For New Years Day

Big Bear, Ca, December 30, 2011, 8:00am – Team Jordan has arrived back in Chile after a 5 hour flight from Antarctica yesterday.  The local family of adventurers will be returning home to Big Bear after summiting Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica, and by doing so completing the seven summits, the seven highest peaks on each of the seven continents.  Local’s Paul, Karen and Jordan will spend some time in Chile before flying back to California.  A welcome back celebration has been set for New Years Day, Sunday, January 1st at 5:00pm in the Village of Big Bear Lake.  The team will arrive to the Robinhood Resort at 5:00pm, where they will share some stories of their most recent adventure. Jordan Romero at the age of 15 has now become the youngest person to complete the seven summits, and is excited to come home and ski.  The community is invited to attend the welcome back celebration, and it reminded to bundle up as the team will be telling their story outside in the parking lot of the Robinhood...

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Team Jordan Summits Vinson Massif! Team Now Has Completed the 7 Summits!

Big Bear, Ca, December 26, 2011, 9:00am – 15 Year old Jordan Romero made the record books again, along with his father Paul Romero and stepmother, Karen Lundgren.  Team Jordan successfully summited Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica on Christmas Eve at 9:00am our time.  Upon summiting Vinson Massif, the team became the first family to complete the seven summits, the seven highest peaks on each of the seven continents, and Jordan became the youngest person to complete the 7 summits.  The Big Bear Locals will be flying from Antarctica back to Chile today, and will get a chance to warm up before flying back to Big Bear.  A welcome home celebration has been planned for Sunday, January 1st at 5:00pm in the parking lot of the Robinhood Resort.  Everyone is invited and welcome to join in the festivities that will honor Big Bear’s home town heroes!  KBHR and the community of Big Bear Lake congratulate Team Jordan on completeing the 7 Summits, and for motivating people everywhere to find their...

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