The Tour de Big Bear Returns August 6, 2022

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Registration is open for the 2022 Tour de Big Bear. Riders can escape the summer heat in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California for the annual Tour de Big Bear, which features alpine roadways and trails, over high mountain passes like Onyx Summit (elevation of 8,443 feet), and around Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes. With five courses to choose from, plus the gravel ride, there’s a route that’s sure to please most everyone. The organizers have added a new 25 Mile Dirty Cub Gravel Ride in addition to the 50 Mile Dirty Bear Gravel ride.

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Tour de Big Bear Route Options

  • Tour de Big Bear Family Fun Ride
  • Tour de Big Bear – 25 miles
  • Big Bear Valley Tour – 50 miles
  • The Grand Tour – 70 miles
  • The Climb – 100 miles
  • The Dirty Cub Gravel Ride – 25 miles of mixed surface
  • The Dirty Bear Gravel Ride – 50 miles of mixed surface
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Tour de Big Bear Aid Stations

The Tour de Big Bear is also known for its aid stations, featuring ribs, avocado toast, bacon, just to name a few of the treats riders can enjoy along the way, plus the usual hydration and nutrition items to fuel your ride.

The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) will also host a two-day cycling expo that includes 40+ cycling vendors, a complimentary bike valet for registered riders, entry into the Beer Garden, participation in BBCA’s raffle, and entertainment during Saturday’s festivities. 

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Other Weekend Events

  • Thursday Night Glow Ride – August 4th
    Start your weekend by joining us for the fourth annual Glow Ride. Dress up your bikes and show off your lights as we parade through the Big Bear Village. It’s family-friendly and a great way to kick off the Tour de Big Bear weekend. Prizes for best use of lights and best of all – it’s FREE!
  • Friday Poker Rides – August 5th
    Get acclimated with a fun and friendly ride around Big Bear Lake. The ride starts at 4 pm from Bear Mountain Resort on Friday afternoon. There are several stops set up around the lake and if you’re lucky, you might just have a winning poker hand. And it’s also FREE!
  • Sunday Recovery Ride – August 7th
    Rounding out the weekend are our organized free recovery rides on Sunday. Spin out your legs after the Tour de Big Bear with a relaxed ride around one or both lakes. Starting from the Copper Q in the Village. Go early and enjoy some delicious treats and a cup of coffee, before heading back home.
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