Category: Recreation

City Council Says Yes to Horse Drawn Carriages

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2016 – Victoria Park Carriages, a horse-drawn carriage operation owned and operated by Mr. Michael Homan, had been requesting a Horse-Drawn Vehicle Permit to place a horse-drawn vehicle stand in the public right-of-way on the north side of Pedder Road, adjacent to the Teddy Bear Restaurant parking lot. In 2013, the stand located on Pine Knot could no longer be used by the applicant. Several structural deficiencies were identified in the building and former gas island canopy, which required the rehabilitation of these structures. In order to protect the general public during this rehabilitation,...

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Young Eagles – Kids Fly Free (ages 8-17) 8:30-11:00 AM + Pancake Breakfast

Big Bear, CA, June 20th, 2016 – The Young Eagles program is held at the Airport and flys on the second Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 11am, May through September.  Before you fly, come into the Barnstorm Cafe for a delicious pancake breakfast including eggs and sausage for only $6/plate.  The Young Eagles program was started by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in an effort to stimulate interest in aviation for young people. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are offered a free airplane ride around the Big Bear area by pilots from the...

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Big Bear Cycling Festival Announces Grand Marshals

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 11th, 2016 – Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) announced that Freddie Rodriguez and Tinker Juarez will be Grand Marshalls for the 3 rd annual Big Bear Cycling Festival which will be held in Big Bear Lake, California July 30 – August 7. The festival celebrates all disciplines of cycling, including road, mountain and recreational, and is geared for all level of riders including professional, endurance athlete, weekend warrior, fitness or family. Fast Freddie Rodriguez is a former American professional road cyclist and record four-time USA Pro road National Champion. Freddie started his career in the United States Junior development program and...

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4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Big Bear, CA, May 29th, 2016 – The Big Bear Triathlon is back for its Fourth Year!! Join them in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. Big Bear will be hosting two distances for this event, Sprint and Olympic. While the rest of Southern California is heating up we are just getting perfect with an average June temperature of 76 degrees. Get ready for your season with this high altitude event and enjoy all that the Big Bear Valley has to offer. Olympic Triathlon to start at 8:00 AM and Sprint Triathlon...

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Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

Big Bear, CA, May 28th, 2016 – California agencies combating the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one body of water to another by attaching to watercraft, equipment and nearly anything that has been in an infested waterbody. To prevent the spread of these mussels and other aquatic invasive species, people...

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