Tag: Trail Running

Outdoor Enthusiasts, The City Is Listening

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 27, 2012 – The Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan process is underway, with the goal of developing a blueprint for a community of neighborhoods enjoyable and safe for people on foot, bike, horseback and other modes of transportation. It will also be a guide for attracting and building businesses related to the recreation industry. On November 3, the public will have a chance to give input on the master plan during Community Field Day. Residents can participate in activities depending on their interests – be it a horseback ride, a senior walk, or a hike, run or bike ride on a trail – then tell the City what they can do to improve the experience. For more details on schedule and locations, contact Siri Eggebraten at (909) 866-5831 or sirieggebraten@citybigbearlake.com. SCHEDULE Run a Trail 8:30-10:00: Meet at the Discovery Center, participate in an easy to moderate run on off-road trails, and suggest ways to improve our local running resources. SeniorWalk 9:00-10:30: Meet at the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve parking area, located at the west end of the Stanfield Marsh, walk along the boardwalk and tell the City how they can make streets, sidewalks, and trails better for Big Bear Seniors. Hike a Trail 11:00-1:00: Meet at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area on Mill Creek Road, hike Pine Knot Trail, and tell us...

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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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Athletes Must “Endure The Bear” To “Conquer” It

Big Bear, Ca, September 5, 2011, 12:00pm – The final event in the Conquer the Bear series will take place this Saturday, September 10th.  The series which started in February this year with Snowshoe the Bear, has seen athletes through a technical mountain bike course, a lengthy around the lake paddle and now athletes must Endure the Bear with a 30k trail run.  The Conquer the Bear series has athletes competing in the longest or hardest course of each event.  Two years ago event organizers for Open Air Big Bear also added Conquer the Cub, which is for people who want to participate, but who may not be ready for Conquer the Bear.  Conquer the Cub participant’s race in the short course of each event.  This Saturday there will be four different options for participants, including a 5k, 15k, 30k and 50k trail run.  Participants will run through the hills of the south shore, along the ridgeline overlooking the Seven Oaks Valley, and down some exciting trails, starting and ending in the Village of Big Bear Lake.  According to race organizers Karen Lundgren and Paul Romero, registrations have nearly doubled so far from last year.  Romero told KBHR that he is “particularly excited about everything endurance in Big Bear.  I love seeing locals participate, and take up the sport of trail running.”  Romero went on to tell KBHR that...

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