Category: Recreation

USCG Auxiliary Boating Class

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 22nd, 2016 – This summer, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is again offering “About Boating Safety” courses on Saturday, June 11th and again on August 20th. This fun and exciting course will cover topics such as boating laws, personal safety equipment, safe boat handling, navigation rules, personal watercraft safety, as well as local rules and knowledge. The first of the two 8-hour, one-day courses will meet on Saturday June 11th, from 8:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the MWD Board Room located at 40524 Lakeview Drive. If you cannot attend this course, another is being offered on August 20th. Upon...

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Do Not Disturb Young Wildlife: If You Care, Leave Them There

Big Bear, CA, May 10, 2016 – It’s springtime again and young wildlife are emerging from their dens and nests and beginning to learn the ways of the world. Because of this increase in wildlife activity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds people to leave young wildlife alone if they come across them in the wild. The improper handling of young wildlife is a problem in California and across the nation, especially in spring. “Each species cares for and trains its young in unique ways,” said Nicole Carion, CDFW’s statewide coordinator for wildlife rehabilitation. “Some animals, such as...

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California Puts Emphasis On Bicycle Safety

Big Bear, CA, May 8th, 2016 – May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety. California’s weather allows bicyclists to enjoy riding many months throughout the year. Although bicycle safety should be practiced every day, the month of May has been set aside to draw awareness to how we can all help minimize bicycle injuries and deaths. “As important as it is for drivers to be mindful of bicyclists, those who ride their bicycles, must exercise safe practices and ride smart,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “With all...

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Big Bear Cycling Open House

Big Bear, CA, April 20, 2016 – The Big Bear Cycling Association is kicking off the 2016 cycling season by hosting their sixth annual Open House & Expo. This free event is organized to introduce the community to BBCA and provide cycling information and education about riding the roads and trails of the Big Bear Valley. Riders, and non-riders of all abilities are welcome to attend. The Expo will be held on Wednesday, April 27, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Nottingham’s Tavern in the Village, with Happy Hour food and drink prices. Community cycling-centric organizations also in attendance include Big Bear Cycling Events and...

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Big Bear Cycling hosts Amgen Tour of California Jens Voigt Community Ride April 21

Big Bear, CA, April 17th, 2016 – Big Bear Cycling and the Amgen Tour of California are kicking off the local road cycling season with a very special community event. The Amgen Tour of California has a long and close relationship with Big Bear Lake, hosting the 2010, 2012 and weather relocated 2015 events and now, a special local Community Ride with professional cycling icon and Amgen Tour of California race ambassador Jens Voigt. “Big Bear Lake is not only a great partner but a special place for the Amgen Tour of California, having been a host city for three events in the races...

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