Amgen Tour of California Interested in Big Bear Lake Return


Big Bear, CA October 26, 2015 - The Amgen Tour of California officials tell local organizers that Big Bear is looking good for a 2017 return. Kristen Klein, President of Amgen Tour stated “Big Bear Lake is a very important partner for the Tour.  We have enjoyed an outstanding relationship with the City, as we have hosted three stages in the … [Read more...]

12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails Kicks off the Winter Season


Big Bear Lake, CA September 14, 2015 - The 12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails takes place on September 19th, and will host over 50 professional riders from all over the world competing for $16,000 worth of cash prizes.  Guests will be able to enjoy access to over 40 of the industry's leading vendors. Bear Mountain will also ship in over 140 tons … [Read more...]

Tour de Big Bear attracts 2000 Riders and Supporters

Big Bear Lake, CA July 31, 2015 - As many as 2000 visiting and local cyclists will take to the streets this Saturday to participate in this years annual Tour de Big Bear ride.  If you wanted to ride, it may be hard to jump in now as the Big Bear Cycling Association recently announced that the event is sold out except for the possibility of … [Read more...]



Big Bear Lake, CA - May 13, 2015 – Due to the forecast of snow and low temperatures, the Amgen Tour of California organizers have determined that race day conditions will not be safe for riders, teams, partners, fans or staff participating or attending the Individual Time Trial events scheduled for Friday, May 15 at Big Bear Lake. In order … [Read more...]

Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures – Amgen Tour of California – Friday, May 15th – Big Bear Lake to Fawnskin – Ending 4:00 PM


Big Bear Lake, CA - May 15, 2015 - Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures - Amgen Tour of California - Friday, May 15th - Big Bear Lake.   Click on the story for route maps.  Be prepared for travel disruptions on Friday, May 15th, 2015 for Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California.   Regardless of the possibility of wet weather, hundreds of … [Read more...]

Big Bear Comes Together for Boys High School Soccer

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Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2015 - At a reception at Jay and Heather Obernolte's home on Saturday, April 11, a group of dedicated parents, students, and others saw their dream of a High School boys soccer team become a reality. A few months ago, some folks had the idea to create a soccer team for the boys at BBHS and started the process of raising the … [Read more...]

Lucky Kayakers get Quick Rescue from Big Bear Lake Patrol


Big Bear Lake, CA February 12 , 2015 -  Spending time on the lake in a boat or kayak in the winter months can be a deadly combination even if the sun is out and temperatures are a balmy 50 degrees.  Always use caution, wear a life vest and realize that regular patrol of the lake is not possible in the colder months.   The water is cold and … [Read more...]

Big Bear Cycling Invests $40,000 Into Valley Cycling Projects

Big Bear, CA, January 2, 2015 - Big Bear Cycling and the 2014 Tour de Big Bear has a goal of making Big Bear Valley Southern California's top cycling destination.  In order to assist in that goal, they are investing an additional $40,000 into cycling projects here in the valley in 2015. According to Craig Smith, President of Big Bear Cycling, … [Read more...]

Winter Sports in the San Bernardino Mountains


Big Bear Valley, CA, November 29, 2014 - In 1925, Walter Kruckman ran a bus line which serviced the San Bernardino Mountains. The Motor Transit Company had a franchise to the mountains which required them to operate a year-round bus service, even though they traveled empty in the winter months. Kruckman came up with the idea of developing public … [Read more...]

Big Bear Hosting Amgen Tour of California 2015 Time Trial


Big Bear Lake, Ca October 21, 2014 - As anticipated, the Amgen Tour of California announced that Big Bear will be a time trial stage stop on Friday May 15, 2015.   Although there have been many time trials at high altitude, what makes this event special for Big Bear Lake is that the start and finish for this stage will be in and around the Big … [Read more...]