For more than 5 years the City of Big Bear Lake has teamed with Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to develop and revitalize Moonridge Road and the Rathbun Creek Corridor as a key feature of the Master Plan of Trails. The many hours, days, weeks and years of dedication will bring this Plan to fruition with a final Community Meeting on Monday, February 13th at 3:30 p.m. in the Training Room at the City of Big Bear Lake Civic Center 39707 Big Bear Blvd. and a final presentation to City Council and the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission to follow in the Performing Arts Center at 5:30 p.m. For more information regarding the Sustainability Plan please follow the links below.


Rathbun Corridor Sustainability Plan

The residents of the Big Bear Valley are invited to attend an Open House to view a community vision for a trail, trail amenities, and commercial development along the Rathbun Creek Corridor. The evening will include the three primary elements of the planning and design process, including environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social equity. After the Open House a presentation on the Final Plan will be given to the City Council and Planning Commission.

Community Open House: February 13, 2017, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
City Council and Planning Commission Presentation immediately following at 5:30 p.m.

At the Big Bear Lake Civic & Performing Arts Center, Hofert Hall
39707 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

For more information, contact the Planning Department at (909) 866-5831, e-mail:





Contact: Radha Khalsa
Contact: (909) 486-6531
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BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif./ November 2, 2016 – Today AEG, promoter of Amgen Tour of California, announced Big Bear Lake as a host city for the 2017 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling event. The world will be watching on Friday, May 19, 2017 as Big Bear Lake will be the site of the race’s first ever high-altitude Time Trial for the Stage 6 race.

This marks the fourth time that Big Bear Lake has been named a host city for the Amgen Tour of California, reaffirming the mountain resort as a world-class road cycling destination and the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.” Big Bear Lake is excited to again present its mountainous terrain and natural assets to recreational outdoor enthusiasts all over the world. This world tour cycling event includes two hours of live TV coverage on 24 media outlets worldwide, including NBC Sports, which together will broadcast Big Bear Lake to over 11.3 million households in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Since being a host city in 2015, the Amgen Tour of California has made major improvements in positioning the race on the world cycling stage. It continues as the largest and highest ranked cycling event in North America, but is now organized by ASO, Amaury Sports Organization, the world leader in cycling racing that also includes Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Paris Roubaix. The Amgen Tour of California serves as North America’s world tour cycling event, fulfilling ASO’s goal of an event on each of the world’s seven continents. And Big Bear Lake IS the location for the best Time Trial in North America! What this major change will mean to the cycling fan is that the quality of team and riders participating will have even greater international flavor, with many of the same teams and riders who participate in Tour de France.

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A few notes and reminders for residents and visitors to Big Bear for the Winter Season.

Leaves are continuing to fall, but winter is quietly knocking at our door. While temperatures are dropping our beautiful mountain home still offers a wide array of activities to keep you busy while you await Santa’s arrival and the welcoming of 2017. Please keep in mind that during the winter months, snow conditions will sometimes be in effect. The City provides a useful Snow Removal Guide for any inquiries you may have at

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SAN BERNARDINO - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8 has awarded projects to three separate contractors for improvements to State Route 330 (SR 330). The projects will install new guardrail at nine locations, reline and repair eleven existing culverts and repave the route between State Route 210 (SR 210) and Running Springs.

PROJECT: Midwest Guardrail Systems Guardrail Project
WORK SCHEDULE/LANE CLOSURES: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION OF WORK: Various locations for up to two mile segments
START DATE: Monday, October 3

PROJECT: Dream Guilders Culvert Project
WORK SCHEDULE/LANE CLOSURES: Monday through Thursday (shoulder closures only on Fridays) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION OF WORK: Various locations for up to two mile segments
WORK DATES: Crews working Oct. 10 – Oct. 13 followed by a two-week suspension for materials. Work resumes Oct. 31

PROJECT: Cal-Mex Engineering, Inc. Paving Project
WORK SCHEDULE/LANE CLOSURES: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WORK LOCATIONS: Various locations for up to two mile segments
WORK DATES: Paving ends Oct. 13. Striping, center rumble strip installment and electrical work begin Oct. 17

PROJECT: SR 18 Paving Project Running Springs to just south of Lake View Point
WORK SCHEDULE/LANE CLOSURES: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
START DATE: Monday, September 26
COMPLETION DATE: Expected to complete by end of October 2016 (weather dependent)

Roadwork Ahead Sign

SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) maintenance crews are cleaning drains in addition to other routine maintenance activities along State Route 38 (SR-38) and SR-18 through Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake. Lane closures with one way traffic control will be necessary to accommodate the equipment that will be staged on the highway.


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