By Susan A. Neufeld
Big Bear Lake, CA – The Alpine Pedal Path will be partially closed May 15 thru June 30, 2017 for construction of the
Alpine Pedal Path Improvement Project. The path will be open Saturdays and Sundays through out the construction period. Please be aware that during the construction the Alpine Pedal Path will have rough unpaved surface, not suitable for beginner cyclists, barrow tires or those with limited mobility.
WHAT WILL BE CLOSED
The section of trail closure begins at Stanfield Cutoff on the east and extends along the north shore of Big Bear Lake to North Shore Lane. The Juniper Point Picnic Area parking lot will be closed Monday through Friday, but open on the weekends.
The closure will be temporarily lifted on May 19th to provide public access during the Amgen cycling event.
This is the second phase in the improvement project, which will be occurring over the next year to improve the recreational experience of users. Replacement of two bridges has been completed and repaving, and widening the path between North Shore Land and the western terminus (near Big Bear Solar Observatory), is planned in the near future.
The project is multi-funded by U.S. Forest Service, the City of Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Municipal Water District, Southern CA Mountains Foundation and California Land Management. They are providing repaving and widening the path to 12 feet, installing interpretive signage, and paving the connector to the Meadow’s Edge Picnic Area.
If you have questions about this temporary closure please call Jeremy Dorsey at (909) 382837.