Tag: Ryan Hall

Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Expanding Their Reach to Include Paths for Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Running, Cycling and Horseback Riding

When the snow melts, outdoor enthusiasts will again be able to enjoy the 30 miles of bike routes throughout the Big Bear Valley, though, through the efforts of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the hope is to have paths available for non-motorized travel year-round by incorporating routes not just for cycling, but cross-county skiing, hiking, running and horseback riding. In 2009, the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation expanded their reach, became a non-profit 501C3 corporation, and are now pursuing grant funding—which is a considerable effort for the group which, only in 2006, was a handful of volunteers operating as an ad hoc committee of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District focused on establishing Class 3 bike routes within Big Bear. This initial focus was accomplished, given support from the City of Big Bear Lake and the County of San Bernardino, and, on Memorial Day weekend 2008, the coalition celebrated the ribbon cutting for 30 miles of bike routes (15 in Big Bear Lake and 17 in the East Valley), the installation of 37 “share the road” signs around the perimeter of Big Bear Lake and beyond, the completion and distribution of Valley-wide bike trails maps, and a community Bike Ride for Ryan, in support of local Olympic marathon runner Ryan Hall. The group has since incorporated equestrian, hiking, running and cross-county skiing enthusiasts into their Foundation...

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City Council Moves Foward With The Crossings, Establishes Day for Native Americans; Lighthouse Project Steps Down from Marathon Event

The Big Bear Lake City Council meeting began with two presentations, the first of which was a proclamation, designating this Friday, November 27 as National Native American Heritage Day. The City of Big Bear Lake has adopted this special day, as signed into law by President Obama on June 26, in honor of the Yuhaviatam people (now known as the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians) who first resided in our Valley, as well as the more than 20,000 Native Americans who live within San Bernardino County. The San Manuel Band’s Chairman James Ramos, who also happens to be the president of the San Bernardino Valley College District, was on hand to receive the proclamation from Mayor Rick Herrick at last night’s meeting, and responded with gratitude and a ceremonial song honoring the Big Horn Sheep. The Lighthouse Project, represented by Beth Gardner, also made a presentation at the November 23 Council meeting, highlighting the success of the September 12 Run the Bear Big Bear Lake Marathon, which the non-profit organized on behalf of the City, rather than implementing their plans for Run Ryan’s Run, which was to be a run around Big Bear Lake inspired by local Olympian Ryan Hall. However, given this year’s change in plans, the Lighthouse Project did achieve their objective in fostering a community event which met their goals in terms of showcasing...

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Hall Finishes 4th in New York City Marathon

On November 1st, Bear High School graduate Ryan Hall ran his second marathon since finishing 10th in the 2008 Olympics. The 27-year-old placed fourth overall in the New York City Marathon and 2nd on the U.S. team, finishing in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 36 seconds — just 81 seconds behind his winning teammate. In an interview with Universal Sports, Hall said, “I was kind of going in and out of feeling good and not feeling good. I think I made some tactical mistakes just sitting too far back. I don’t tend to run well at the back of packs. I was trying to stay relaxed and trying to conserve as much energy as possible. I think I need to be up in the mix...

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Run, Ryan, Run! Hall to Compete in Sunday’s New York City Marathon

World renowned runner and 2001 Big Bear High School graduate Ryan Hall is set to run in his second marathon since competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in which he placed 10th overall. Twenty-seven-year-old Hall, who now trains in Mammoth, where he lives with wife Sara, will race in this Sunday’s New York City Marathon. In April, Hall participated in the 113th Boston Marathon and, though he led the race for a time, he ultimately placed third overall, following runners from Ethiopia and Kenya. Subsequent professional outings included two half-marathons: August’s New York City Half-Marathon, in which he placed third, and September’s Philadelphia Distance Run, which he won. In fact, Hall was the first American-born runner to win the Philadelphia race since 1986. The ING New York City Marathon on November 1 will air on the Universal Sports TV Network at 6am our time, as well as online at UniversalSports.com; NBC Sports will broadcast a two-hour highlights show of the marathon from 11am to 2pm our time, though the race also airs live on New York’s WNBC, with the race scheduled to begin at 9:40am Eastern time. Run, Ryan,...

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