New Festival Secures Big Bear Lake Status as Cycling Mecca

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 18, 2014 - The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) has announced the inaugural Big Bear Cycling Festival, running July 26 through August 3, 2014. The festival will celebrate all riding levels and disciplines--whether road, mountain or recreational. BBCA President Craig Smith points out the uniqueness of this kind of event … [Read more...]

“Safe Boating Week” Focuses on Life Jackets

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 16, 2014 - With warmer weather, people gravitate to the cool shores of Big Bear Lake, and want to play in the water. Families should keep in mind, however, that accidents are possible. Too often both experienced and inexperienced boaters have a false sense of security and don’t wear life jackets. U.S. Coast Guard … [Read more...]

U.S. Ski Team Welcomes Big Bear Lake Teen

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 9, 2014 - This week, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team announced their nominations for the 2015 roster. There are some very familiar names among the 38 athletes, like Olympians Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn.  And joining them is 17-year-old Stephanie Lebby of Big Bear Lake.  She trained and began racing for the Snow Summit Race Team … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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

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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...]