Snow or Shine, the Race is on

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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 … [Read more...]

A New Thanksgiving Tradition: The Turkey Trot

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  Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2013 - Here's a novel idea: burn calories on Thanksgiving Day...or at least rev up that metabolism before the big feast. Open Air Big Bear -- the group behind hallmark outdoor events like Showshoe the Bear and Big Bear PaddleFest -- is producing the first annual Turkey Trot. The Big Bear Turkey … [Read more...]

“Ultra Marathoner Crossing!”

The Kodiak course map

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2013 - The Kodiak Ultramarathon will bring 450 of the world's elite athletes to Big Bear this weekend, as they trail-run 50- and 100-mile courses through the San Bernardino Mountains. Both courses keep runners between 6,900? and 10,000? and give them over 12,000 feet in elevation gain over multiple climbs and … [Read more...]

Open Sky Music Foundation offers school seminar

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Erwin Lake, CA - May 19, 2013 - Songwriter, actor, raconteur Jake La Botz will present a Performance Workshop for students at Chautauqua High School on Monday, May 20, bringing a sample of strikingly original, acoustic folk blues to Big Bear Lake. The Open Sky Music Foundation, Inc. is presenting the event at no cost to the high … [Read more...]

Open Air Big Bear honors Wounded Warriors

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 16, 2013 - Open Air Big Bear presents the 1st Annual Big Bear Lake Memorial 5K Fun Run on Sunday May 26. The race starts at 10:00 a.m. in the Village, and winds along the National Forest boundary on a scenic, challenging course that leads back to the Village, where racers will be met with live music and local vendors … [Read more...]

Guitarist Offers Master Class At High School

Doug MacLeod in concert

Big Bear Lake, California, October 20, 2012 - Singer/songwriter Doug MacLeod will present a Master Class for guitar students at Big Bear High School on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00am, bringing a taste of the Delta blues to Big Bear Lake.   A traveling artist who writes and performs original songs, MacLeod learned his craft playing as a … [Read more...]

Endure the Bear Trail Run

The Endure the Bear Trail Run will take place on September 8th starting in the Village of Big Bear Lake.   Runners can choose from a family fun 5k, a 15k, 30k and 50k trail run.   More information can be found at http://endurebear.wordpress.com/ … [Read more...]

Big Bear Paddlefest

Big Bear PaddleFest is a festival of clinics and races for kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards on Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company. For two days in July, paddlers can test their stamina at 6700', take beginner through advanced clinics, and learn about the latest in paddling gear from vendors and sponsors. With 5k, 10k, … [Read more...]

Open Air Big Bear Announces 2012 Conquer The Bear Schedule Of Events

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 11, 2011, noon – Open Air Big Bear is back with the 2012 Conquer the Bear, Conquer the Cub, and the all new Conquer the Grizzly multisport challenges in Big Bear Lake. The series will test athletes on four different disciplines throughout the year – snowshoeing, paddling, cycling, and trail running. The events … [Read more...]

13 Competitors Conquer the Bear, 21 Conquer the Cub

Jessie Haynes wins King of the Mountain $50 competition presented by FRS Healthy Energy

Big Bear, Ca, September 12, 2011, 8:00am - On Saturday, September 10th the Conquer the Bear series, part of Open Air Big Bear wrapped up with the Endure the Bear trail run.  The Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Cub series is a four event series that started this year in February with a snowshoe race, followed by a mountain bike race in June, … [Read more...]

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