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September 2011

Another Night of Trail Work

We made it out to the 7 Oaks trail again last Wednesday for a productive hour or so of trail maintenance. It’s amazing how much you can get done in a short amount of time. It’s equally amazing how much fun this “work” can be! We’ll keep rocking the Wednesday night fun fests, so get involved! Meet at Aspen Glen Picnic Area Wednesday at 5 pm ready to ride your bike up to 7 Oaks Trail (5 miles round trip). OR Meet at Upper 7 Oaks Trailhead Wednesday at 5:30pm. We’ll work, get dirty, and laugh for a solid hour [...]

Wednesday Evening Trail Work #1

Don't listen to them. Trail work is not easy. However, it can be fun...and social...and good exercise. This is exactly what happened on Wednesday night when three Trails Foundation board members worked on the 7 Oaks Trail. We met at Aspen Glen picnic area at 5pm and rode 2 miles up to the 7 Oaks Trailhead where tools were waiting. We grabbed the tools and hiked down, noticing that the last trail crew did a great job on the first 1/4 mile. Our section was over run with weeds and the buckthorn was crowding back into the trail (we need [...]

Wednesday Night Trail Work #2

We made it out to the 7 Oaks trail again last Wednesday for a productive hour or so of trail maintenance. It’s amazing how much you can get done in a short amount of time. It’s equally amazing how much fun this “work” can be! We’ll keep rocking the Wednesday night fun fests, so get involved! Meet at Aspen Glen Picnic Area Wednesday at 5 pm ready to ride your bike up to 7 Oaks Trail (5 miles round trip). OR Meet at Upper 7 Oaks Trailhead Wednesday at 5:30pm. We’ll work, get dirty, and laugh for a solid hour [...]

August 2011

Golden Pulaski Awarded to Eggebraten

Thanks to her tireless tenacity and dedication to non-motorized transportation and recreation in the Big Bear Valley, The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation was pleased to honor Siri Eggebraten with its first-ever Golden Pulaski Award. As Foundation President Phil Hamilton said when he addressed the City Council at their August 22nd meeting, "I am sure there were a number of City employees who were involved in working on the CalTrans grant, but from the perspective of the Foundation the person who really made it happen was Siri. When we did not get the grant last year, rather than getting angry [...]

$230,000 Local Planning Grant Received

The City of Big Bear Lake, County of San Bernardino and Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation are proud to announce that the three partners have been awarded a $233,370 grant from the Caltrans Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the development of the Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle and Equestrian Master Plan. The funds will be used to develop a plan that will guide and enable future development of road and trail resources across our Valley floor with connections to lake and mountain amenities. The process will include extensive community involvement to collect visions and identify community needs valley-wide. The plan [...]

Skyline Trail Public Meeting

On Saturday, August 20, 2011, a group of over 30 people attended the public meeting held by the US Forest Service for the proposed Skyline Trail. A general description of the project was provided by Deputy District Ranger Omero Torres, along with a short walking tour of existing and new trail sections under consideration for inclusion. Below is the text of the public legal notice from the USFS: “The Mountaintop Ranger District, San Bernardino National Forest, proposes to construct and designate the Skyline Recreation Trail, a non-motorized, multi-use trail within the bounds of the Skyline Fuelbreak, located along the ridge south of the Big Bear Valley. The trail is intended to separate motorized from non-motorized traffic on Forest Service Road (FSR) 2N10 to increase safety for all users. FSR 2N10 is a popular meandering, unpaved road that is frequently traveled by people driving vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles. The combination of mixed use and number of users has resulted in several near misses, as well as documented accidents between vehicles and non-motorized users. The Skyline Recreation Trail will be designed and constructed to encourage bicyclists to travel at safe speeds, thereby promoting safe shared-use for all non-motorized recreationists. Along the majority of the route, the trail will roughly parallel Forest Service Road 2N10 and follow an east-west alignment. The recreation trail in the fuelbreak is also intended to decrease the use of non-system trails in the vicinity of the Skyline Fuelbreak. As a result, the Mountaintop Ranger District also proposes to close and restore intersecting non-system trails to their natural condition that pose risks to Forest resources or hazards to Forest visitors. Signs will be installed to mark the trail and to direct and educate trail users away from non-system routes as necessary. Trail construction will utilize best management practices to mitigate resource concerns and will follow Trails Management Handbook guidelines (FSH 2309.18). […]

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Reason #3 to Attend the July 30th Mountaintop Trails Rally OR Donate at trailsfoundation.org now: Partnerships that really do work.

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Impact Racing p/b 1on1 Financial came up and gave Skyline an effort befitting their name! Their adopted section just west of Grandview is now in primo shape. Highlight of the day was turning a ... See more

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Look at this exceptional family of trail lovers! Local rockstar Kim Ferguson and her family from Big Bear and Huntington Beach adopted Champion Lodgepole and Bluff Mesa in honor of their ... See more

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All are welcome to the upcoming Adopt-A-Trail Work Days

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Live from Big Bear, it's Reason #2 to either Attend or Donate to the Mountaintop Trail Rally on July 30th, Big Bear's annual Trails Fundraiser!

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Mountaintop Trail Rally

In short, Big Bear’s Mountaintop Trail Rally is just what it says it is- a gathering… for trail users… on the top of a mountain… and we want you there.

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We had a small but powerful team out on Grey's Peak trail this past week, thanks to North Shore Trading Company! A heavily eroded corner got the proper treatment and is ready for the next 100 years ... See more

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