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...]

Build and Explore: It’s Skyline Trail Weekend!

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2013 – After countless hours of trail building by volunteers, the Skyline Trail is ready for its public debut. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at the trail head located at the intersection of Forest Service Roads 2N10 and 2N06. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, … [Read more...]

Batter up for Heroes!

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San Bernardino, CA, July 16, 2013 - With the Dorner manhunt just months behind us, residents of Big Bear are invited to a fun community event that will donate 20% of ticket proceeds to the families of Deputy Alex Collins and the late Detective Jeremiah MacKay. On July 20, the Inland Empire 66ers will play in sheriff-inspired jerseys adorned … [Read more...]

Locals Treated to Free Sky Chair Rides

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 14, 2013 – As an introduction to their new Adventure Park, Snow Summit is hosting Community Appreciation Days June 17 through June 21. Big Bear residents with valid I.D. or utility bills will be treated to all-day, unlimited rides on the mile-long Scenic Sky Chair. Locals can also bring their bikes for a free trip to the … [Read more...]