Tag: Peak to Peak

Peak To Peak Started Their 5 Day Journey To Mammoth Today

Big Bear, Ca, October 5, 2011, 12:00pm – This morning over 40 cyclists took off from the Bear Mountain parking lot, and will make their way to Mammoth Lakes, Ca over the next five days.  Peak to Peak, as the event is called, is a fundraiser for the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center, which allows children and adults with disabilities to face challenges and develop important skills through programs in the summer and winter months.  The five day journey will have participants going over two mountain ranges, for 335 miles of riding.  So far the cyclists have made it down past Lucerne Valley and are on their way to Barstow, where they will overnight tonight.  Tomorrows ride will be the longest, taking the riders through Kramer Junction and overnighting in Ridgecrest.  On Sunday, the group will arrive in Mammoth Lakes, California, and weather is expected to be in the high 50’s for their arrival.  The riders do have a support crew of vehicles that carry their personal belongings, and tents along the way, and also provide mechanical support and food.  Each rider raises $1500 for the Adaptive Recreation Center.  Local’s participating in the fundraiser include Gary Stuebe, Kathy Portie, and Michelle...

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USARC Provides Adaptive Summer Activities

Big Bear, Ca, July 7, 2011, 1:00pm – The United States Adaptive Recreation Center has started their summer season programs.  This summer, those with disabilities can enjoy Big Bear Lake along with their friends and family. USARC offers instruction in waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, sailing, and kayaking with modified and standard watercraft.  The United States Adaptive Recreation Center is committed to guiding people with disabilities toward the creation and affirmation of rewarding lifestyles by: facilitating challenging and adventurous recreational programming, confronting limitations resolutely and educationally, and by developing independence through a cooperative reliance on others. Summer and winter activities are due in large part to USARC special events such as Peak to Peak and the winter Ski-a- Thon.  Peak-to-Peak is a five-day bike ride from Big Bear Lake to Mammoth in which participants have to raise at least $1500.  Many locals are participating in this year’s Peak to Peak including Michelle Russel, Kathy Portie, and Tina Follett.  For more information on USARC’s summer events, or on how to sign up for one of their summer sessions go to www.USARC.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30882.mp3|titles=USARC Summer...

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