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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 at the Lifestyle Expo. Register online here! The Big Bear Lake Memorial 5k Fun Run will be donating a portion of event proceeds to honor Wounded Warriors for their service. The vision of Wounded Warrior Project is “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history,” with the following goals: To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. To help injured service members aid and assist each other. To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. View Larger...

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Guitarist Offers Master Class At High School

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 sidemen with an older generation of American blues artists, a most valuable tutelage.  The guitarist is known for his clever songwriting, guitar wizardry, soulful vocals, and witty performances. At the heart of his stage persona, is his knack for storytelling; expounding on characters he has met along the way — from the faceless to the legendary. MacLeod has developed a distinct, unorthodox and powerfully rhythmic acoustic guitar style, leading him to become an endorser for National Reso-Phonic Steel Guitars.  His slide work harkens back to primitive American blues, a genre that started as a form of communication among African-American slaves of the south. Early in his career he landed jobs playing in the bands of blues greats Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, Lowell Fulson, Pee Wee Crayton and  Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson.  Born in New York City in 1946, his career now finds him performing around the world in the folk blues tradition. Performing only his own compositions (of which he is credited with over 300), his music has also been...

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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...

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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, and around the lake 20k races, there’s an event for everyone.  And kids 5-12 race free.  To register or to get more information go to their...

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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 include Snowshoe the Bear on February 25 – a snowshoe race of 5K for Conquer the Cub and 10K for Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Grizzly; Big Bear PaddleFest on July 8 – paddle races of 5K for Conquer the Cub and 20K for Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Grizzly; Tour de Big Bear on August 4 – NEW bike road races for Conquer the Cub, Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Grizzly; and Endure the Bear on September 9 – a trail run race of 5K for Conquer the Cub and 30K for Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Grizzly. The series offers athletes numerous chances at cash and prizes including $1000 grand prize split between the Conquer the Bear men’s and women’s overall winners, and the individual FRS King of the Mountain awards giving participants the opportunity to win $50 cash at each race. Individual events in the series offer cash prizes to the top finishers, age group awards and additional prizes from sponsors including FRS Healthy Energy, Big...

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