SAN BERNARDINO, California, June 30, 2017 –The San Bernardino National Forest is happy to announce that the eastern section of the Alpine Pedal Path will be reopened just in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend starting June 30 through July 5.

As part of the ongoing Alpine Pedal Path Improvement Project, the eastern section of the Pedal Path, from Stanfield Cutoff to North Shore Lane (across from the Serrano Campground entrance) has been completely repaved and widened to a consistent 12’ width to better accommodate all of the pedestrians and cyclists that visit the Path. We encourage you to come check out the newly renovated section of the Path for yourself as well as the two new bridges that were replaced last fall.

Construction on the east end of the Pedal path (Stanfield Cutoff to North Shore Lane) is approximately 95% complete and this section will only need to be closed intermittently on weekdays beginning July 6 through July 14.

Construction on the west end of the Pedal Path (the Serrano Section, from North Shore Lane to North Shore Lane) will commence July 6 and continue through August 31. The Serrano Section of the Path will be open Saturdays and Sundays through the construction period. Please be aware that during the construction period, the Alpine Pedal Path will have a rough unpaved surface not suitable for beginner cyclists, narrow tires, or those with limited mobility.

A multi-funded partnership developed between the US Forest Service, the City of Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Municipal Water District, Southern CA Mountains Foundation, California Land Management, and the California Parks Habitat Conservation Fund is providing for the Alpine Pedal Path Improvement Project.

We ask for the community’s continued support and cooperation, and thank you for your patience during this time of construction operations.

About the U.S. Forest Service:

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.

 

U.S. Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region
San Bernardino National Forest 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Voice: 909-382-2600
Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf/

 

News Release

Contact: Gerrelaine Alcordo
909-382-2711

Date: June 30, 2017

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