Week-Long Cycling Extravaganza Builds on Tour de Big Bear Success

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 14, 2014 - The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) announced yesterday that it has scheduled the 5th Annual Tour de Big Bear for Saturday, August 2, 2014. And at the request of riders, they’re adding a seven-day Big Bear Cycling Festival--the first of its kind in the Big Bear Valley. The Festival will kick off July 26 … [Read more...]

A Chilly Challenge for Charity

2013 Polar Plunge/Courtesy bigbear.com

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 24, 2014 - The temperature of the lake has been running about 47 degrees, but that won’t stop men, women and children from plunging in next week. That’s because they’re on a mission to benefit Special Olympics athletes. For over 40 years, Special Olympics Southern California [www.sosc.org] has been offering kids … [Read more...]

Big Bear Time Trial Kicks Off USA Cycling Racing Calendar

Redlands Bike Classic

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 19, 2014 - For the past 30 years, volunteers have come together to put on the annual Redlands Bicycle Classic, hosting thousands of people from around the world. Now, the event committee is ushering in a new era. For the second year, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will act as Presenting Sponsor for the annual … [Read more...]

Kids Ride Free With PB&J

Volcom

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 1, 2014 - Even without the recent snowfall, our local ski resorts would’ve been busy this weekend, hosting special events on both days. Today, it’s the Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Bear Mountain, Volcom’s amateur snowboard contest. This free event features multiple divisions for men and women of all ages, and the … [Read more...]

Strapped for Cash? Strap on the Snowshoes!

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Fawnskin, CA, January 6, 2014 - For the third year, the Southern California Mountains Foundation will team up with REI, Rancho Cucamonga to host Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to try snowshoeing and other winter activities for free. On … [Read more...]

Redlands Bike Classic Repeats Time Trial in Big Bear

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Redlands, CA - The Redlands Bicycle Classic will once again kick off the National Race Calendar, with dates just announced for April 3rd - April 6th, 2014. And for the second year, Big Bear Lake will host the high-altitude time trial. Race Director Eric Reiser said “The elevation and technical aspect of the [time trial] provided a challenge for … [Read more...]

Bike Organizations Cycle Money Back Into Community

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Big Bear Lake, CA, December 10, 2013 - Big Bear Cycling President Craig Smith announced this week that his organization and the 2013 Tour de Big Bear will invest a combined $35,000 into local cycling projects next year.  Tour de Big Bear had already committed over $50,000 in funding over the past two years. Funding will benefit the … [Read more...]

Ski Resort Opens in Time for Thanksgiving

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Big Bear Lake. CA, November 28, 2013 - Bear Mountain is open for the 2013-14 winter season as of Wednesday, November 27. Chair 9 opened initially, giving access to 1300 vertical feet of terrain and 27 intermediate-to-advanced features, including 4 jumps and 23 jibs.  along several trails: Upper Park Run, Expressway, The Gulch, and Lower Park … [Read more...]

A New Thanksgiving Tradition: The Turkey Trot

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  Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2013 - Here's a novel idea: burn calories on Thanksgiving Day...or at least rev up that metabolism before the big feast. Open Air Big Bear -- the group behind hallmark outdoor events like Showshoe the Bear and Big Bear PaddleFest -- is producing the first annual Turkey Trot. The Big Bear Turkey … [Read more...]

“Ultra Marathoner Crossing!”

The Kodiak course map

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2013 - The Kodiak Ultramarathon will bring 450 of the world's elite athletes to Big Bear this weekend, as they trail-run 50- and 100-mile courses through the San Bernardino Mountains. Both courses keep runners between 6,900? and 10,000? and give them over 12,000 feet in elevation gain over multiple climbs and … [Read more...]