Big Bear: How Do You Get
There? It's Easy!
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Finer Accommodations There's a brand-new Microtel on the North side of the Hazelton exit. Perfect for the comfort of friends and family or that extra-special night of sleep before and after the race. Tell 'em Granny sent ya!
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Big Bear Travel Routes
DETROIT, TOLEDO, CLEVELAND AREAS:
I-75 to I-80/90 East, South on I-77 to Parkersburg, WV; US-50 East to
Clarksburg and I-79 North to Morgantown, WV, then East on I-68 to Exit
#29. Exit and turn right to head to Big Bear.
CHICAGO, INDIANAPOLIS, DAYTON, COLUMBUS AREAS: South on I-65 to Indianapolis
then East on I-70 through Dayton to Columbus, take 270 South to US-33
East to Athens, Ohio, then US-50 East to Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV;
I-79 North to Morgantown, WV, then East on I-68 to Exit #29. Exit and
turn right to head to Big Bear. (NOTE 1: US-33 from Columbus to Athens
is mostly 4-lane Highway and takes 30 minutes off the travel time from
CINCINNATI AREA: Take Rt. 50 *East from I-275 to
Athens, Ohio, on to Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV, then I-79 North to
Morgantown, WV, then East on I-68 to Exit #29. Exit and turn right to
head to Big Bear. (Or take I-75 South to I-64 East with same routing as
reader also suggested an alternate route - State
Route 32 instead of Rt. 50 Claims to be straighter, shorter, safer
and faster from all parts of the city of Cincinnati. Thanks to this reader!
EVANSVILLE, LOUISVILLE, LEXINGTON AREAS: I-64 East
to Charleston, WV, I-79 North to Morgantown, WV, then East on I-68 to
Exit #29. Exit and turn right to head to Big Bear.
PITTSBURGH AREA: I-79 South to Morgantown, WV,
then East on I-68 to Exit #29. Exit and turn right to heat to BIg Bear.
STATE COLLEGE, ALTOONA, HARRISBURG, PA AND POINTS NORTH:
I-81 South to Hagerstown, MD, then I-68/I-70 West to I-68 West. Follow
until WV exit #29. Exit and turn left to head to Big Bear.
WILMINGTON, BALTIMORE AND POINTS NORTHEAST: I-95
to Baltimore, then I-70 to I-68 West to WV Exit #29. Exit and turn left
to head to Big Bear.
WASHINGTON, DC AREA: I-270 North to I-70 West toward
Hagerstown, MD. Continue on I-68 West to WV Exit #29. Exit and turn left
to head to Big Bear.
RALEIGH, DURHAM, GREENSBORO, NC AREA: North on
I-95 to Washington D.C. I-495 Capitol Beltway to I-270 North. Take I-70
West toward Hagerstown, MD. Continue on I-68 West to WV Exit #29. Exit
and turn left to head to Big Bear.
ATLANTA, COLUMBIA, SC; CHARLOTTE, NC AREAS: North
on I-77 until Charleston, WV and then I-79 North to I-68 East. Exit at
Exit #29 and turn right to head to Big Bear.
NASHVILLE, KNOXVILLE, TRI-CITIES AREAS: I-40 to
Knoxville and I-81 North to I-77 North to I-68 East. Exit at Exit #29
and turn right to head to Big Bear.
Mileage Guide By City
| Baltimore, MD
| Charlotte, NC
| Cincinatti, OH
| Cleveland, OH
| Columbia, SC
| Columbus, OH
| Raleigh, NC
| Harrisburgh, PA
| Indianapolis, IN
| Jacksonville, FL
| Knoxville, TN
| Lexington, KY
| Norfolk, VA
| Pittsburgh, PA
| Richmond, VA
| Washington, DC
AIRLINE AND FLIGHT INFORMATION
Clarksburg, WV - (1 hours from Big Bear)
- US AIRWAYS - (800) 428-4322
- Rental Cars Are Available (1 hour
Charleston, WV - Yeager Airport (3 hours from Big Bear)
- US AIRWAYS - (800) 428-4322
- United Express - (800) 241-6522
- Delta (Comair) - (800) 354-9822
- Rental Cars Available (3 hour drive)
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Big Bear Camping & RV's
we're camped out in
a completely remote venue, 1/2 a mile form the nearest utilities,
but we will have round-the-clock food vendors for racers
and non-racers alike with lots of stick-to-your-ribs chow
(breakfast, lunch and dinner), and plenty of coffee, juices,
soda and power drinks. The food service starts up on friday
evening from 6p.m. to 10 p.m. and the picks-up again at
6 a.m. Saturday morning and stays open the rest of the race
till 4 p.m. Sunday.
Camping is available at
the race site on Wednesday through Sunday night, on a first-come-first-served
basis. There's enough room to camp 500+ teams. Entrance
fees are $10 per person. As always, kids under 12 camp free.
Each paid camper will be issued a wristband upon entering
the venue. Racers and non-racers alike pay the entrance
fee to offset the costs of land access fees, insurance,
road repairs, water, showers, trash removal and port-O-lets.
All racers will want to camp on-site Saturday night (it's
possible to shuttle to and from the Microtel but the travel time will cut into your time between laps). No reservations are
required for camping at the race venue and while there is plenty of room for everyone,
we do ask that you camp as space efficiently as possible.
RV's and Trailers
If you're looking for the finest in wilderness accommodations,
RV's and trailers are the way to go. Please note that there
are no hook-ups for RV parking at the venue. Your RV will
have to be self-contained (electric, water, septic, cable
TV). Camping fees are $10 per person. As always, kids under
12 camp free. Each paid camper will be issued a wristband
by GGP Event Staff. The fee applies to RV'ers as well as
Good news everyone!
The new Microtel is now open right at the Hazelton exit off of I-68!
For more information on lodging before or after the race or for finer accommodations for friends and family in nearby (20-30 minutes) Morgantown: call Morgantown Conventions and visitor's Bureau Central Reservations at (800) 458-7373. Or, easier still, check out their website at www.tourmorgantown.com/lodging.php
NOTE: The campgrounds are
divided by whether or not you intend to use generators.
All campers, RV's and trailers that plan to use generators
must set-up in the specified area.
Also, please leave Fido and other pets at home!
There will be hot showers available free-of-charge to all campers, running from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights before the race and run continuously from 8 a.m. Saturday till 5 p.m. on Sunday. We'll also run them from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. on Monday for any Sunday night campers.
Fire & Ice
Firewood will be for sale at the race venue and ice (along with the usual compliment of camping supplies and food) will be available from the Big Bear Country Store located on the road to the venue.
More than 40 port-O-lets and service them round-the-clock. Our suppliers do a great job so you'll always find a clean, well supplied facility, when nature calls. You can also have them pump your RV for $30.
When you go through the gate and purchase your wrist band, you will be issued a heavy-duty garbage bag. Once filled, please dispose of these bags along with any other garbage in one of the six large dumpsters that are provided. Thanks for "leaving no trace" at your campground.