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October 2011

Pedal Path Paved

All of us know what a great asset the Pedal Path on the North Shore is for our Valley. No it’s not a great challenging path for strong hikers or riders. It is just a great path for families and folks who want a nice hike or ride along the lake. And I am sure we have all been concerned about the poor condition of the path. YEA for USFS. It has now been patched and repaired and is ready for winter. Thanks to those folks for getting the job done. I would add that this is going to be [...]

Trail Work: 10/23

Come join the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, meet some locals, see a different area of Big Bear, rehabilitate a trail, and do some good! We’ll be heading out to a section of the Pacific Crest Trail above Fawnskin and YMCA Camp Whittle on Sunday, October 23rd. Seems that last winter, and the fire burns, have wreaked havoc on the PCT and the Forest Service just doesn’t have the tax dollars to maintain it in perfect condition. So…we’re going to pitch in and help out a bit. Meet at the Fawnskin Triangle at 9am with dirty work clothes, gloves, water [...]

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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Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

The Adopt-A-Trail program is in full swing this weekend, starting off with Bike For Bender who went light and fast, clearing brush on their -entire- 3 mile section of SART bright and early this ... See more

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Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo

Come join the Grizzly 100 crew as they work on the bottom section of 7 Oaks!

Come join the Big Bear Mountian Bike Gran Fondo / Grizzly 100 for a 7 Oaks trail day this Sunday at 2:00pm at the bottom of 7 Oaks trail. Comment if you're interested in coming so we can have an idea ... See more

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Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo

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Come join the Big Bear Mountian Bike Gran Fondo / Grizzly 100 for a 7 Oaks trail day this Sunday at 2:00pm at the bottem of 7 Oaks trail. Comment if you're interested in coming so we can have an idea ... See more

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1 week ago
Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

Towne Trail got a clean up and is looking dapper thanks to Chains Required Bike Shop! Thanks to Jack and Rick for coming out and making a solid impact on their trail. They buttoned up a seepage they ... See more

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1 week ago

Heads up!

The Lake Fire Hazardous Tree Removal project has begun along forest roads 1N05 and 1N05C. This is a part of the Lake Fire Restoration Project and implementation will continue through ... See more

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1 week ago
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Our work with the Southern California Mountains Foundation on the Cabin 89 realignment is moving right along, thanks to the strong crew from the community that showed up last night to survey it's ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

The historic Cabin 89 trail is set to receive another realignment, this time on the top section right off of FSRD 2N17. As much fun as this iconic section is, and as sad as it is to see it moved, its ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

Big shout out to one of our newest adopters, Cyclery USA! They've answered the call to maintain the Santa Ana River Trail from Glass Road east to the first spur. Recently they formed a small task ... See more

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1 month ago
Timeline Photos

Press Release: Local Race Promoter Organizes Fundraiser for Big Bear Trails

Big Bear Lake, California. Back on July 30th, 2017, the first Mountaintop Trail Rally was held to raise funds specifically ... See more

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1 month ago
Mountaintop Trail Rally – Wild World of MTB

Here is a small write and photos from the Mountaintop Rally Time Trial.

By ScratchyAugust 5, 20170 News Photos Mountaintop Trail Rally We were out at Snow Summit in Bear Bear on Sun August 5th volunteering for the 1st Annual Mountaintop Rally MTB Time Trial put on by the ... See more

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