Tag: Open Air Big Bear

Olympian To Lead Kodiak 100 Parade Lap

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 13, 2016 – United States Olympian Brenda Martinez of the Big Bear Track Club is set to lead the ceremonial parade lap to start the Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon in Big Bear Lake on Friday September 16th. The parade lap takes runners on a short loop through The Village of Big Bear Lake running right down Village Drive before they depart on their 100 mile trail run around the lake. The community is invited to come out and support our local Olympian and the runners taking on one of the toughest races in the country. The parade...

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Big Bear Cycling Open House

Big Bear, CA, April 20, 2016 – The Big Bear Cycling Association is kicking off the 2016 cycling season by hosting their sixth annual Open House & Expo. This free event is organized to introduce the community to BBCA and provide cycling information and education about riding the roads and trails of the Big Bear Valley. Riders, and non-riders of all abilities are welcome to attend. The Expo will be held on Wednesday, April 27, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Nottingham’s Tavern in the Village, with Happy Hour food and drink prices. Community cycling-centric organizations also in attendance include Big Bear Cycling Events and...

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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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A New Thanksgiving Tradition: The Turkey Trot

  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 Trot consists of three different road runs on Thanksgiving Day with the Start/Finish line at Meadow Park (41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake). The run course is a relatively flat three-mile loop through the Eagle Point neighborhood, with six-mile runners completing two laps and nine-milers doing three. Sign-up fees are $35 for the three-mile run, $45 for the six-mile and $55 for the nine-mile, with a portion to be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center’s holiday food drive. Registration is available online through November 26 at 10 p.m. or at the event — but please note same-day registration does not include a shirt or finisher’s prize. Another wave of fun starts after the races, with an awards ceremony, Pie Eating and Costume Contests, and a raffle. Prizes will be awarded to the best Bear or Turkey costume, and the fastest turkey and bear of the day. The overall winner takes home a free turkey, and all participants get one free photo download, courtesy of Hoffman Media and Graphics. A schedule appears below; for more information, call (909)...

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“Ultra Marathoner Crossing!”

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 descents. Competitors in the hundred-mile race will start at 6:00 p.m. Friday and run overnight on a route that circles Big Bear — hitting Green Valley Lake to the west and Deadman’s Ridge past Highway 38 to the east. Fifty-milers will start early Saturday morning. Saturday night in the Village, the Reel Rocks Tour presents free movies in an outdoor setting at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own chair and enjoy climbing and adventure flicks! Event sponsors include Dos Equis, Open Air Big Bear, Feed the Machine, FRS, saltstick, Altra, Mountain Khakis, Light & Motion, UP, nuun, M Drive and Ding-bat bars. In addition, a few lucky 100-milers will have the chance to demo STELLA Head Lights and the new SOLITE 250 EX. Full Schedule: Friday – – 12pm Vendors can begin setting-up in Venue – 1pm Volunteer Meeting – 2pm Dos Equis Flow – 12pm-5pm 100 and 50 Mile Athlete Packet Pick-up – 12pm-5pm 100 Mile Medical Check-in – 5pm Race Meeting – 6pm 100-mile Race Start – 5pm-8pm Friday Night in the Village Saturday –...

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