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Tour de Big Bear

August 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Southern California’s annual Tour de Big Bear ride starts and finishes at Bear Mountain Resort, including the Big Bear Cycling Expo.  Rated by Strambecco as one of the best road cycling events in the Southwest.  There are multiple course options from 5K to 100 miles long, something for every type of cyclist. They’ve also added a Dirty Bear option, a 50-mile gravel ride. The youngest rider and combined men and women award winners for every course; 5K Family ride, 25, 50, 75, 100, and 50 mile Dirty Bear rides. Seven aid stations are provided along the various routes with various food and beverages from various sponsors and standard fruit and protein snacks. And electrolyte and filtered water options.

Regardless of race, all courses have major intersection traffic controlled, directional signage, and end at the Big Bear Cycling Expo with multiple vendor booths and the opportunity to socialize with other cycling enthusiasts while enjoying a beer or cocktail. Tour de Big Bear registration includes a high-quality Technical Performance Shirt, prize options for the Onyx Summit race, the option to participate in Strava segment challenges, and custom designed finishers medal.

Along with the main event, Tour de Big Bear, on Saturday, August 6th, there are also rides Thursday, Friday, and Sunday of the same weekend. See event details to participate in the alternative rides. Big Bear Lake is the exclusive lodging partner, but there are many alternatives for both hotel and campgrounds. Stay at Holiday Inn Resort, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, or Robinhood Resort. Campgrounds include Pineknot and Serrano in the San Bernardino National Forest. Several family-friendly restaurants offer indoor and outdoor seating right on Big Bear Lake; Peppercorn Grille, Teddy Bear Restaurant, and Santana & Mavericks Bar & Grill.

Tour de Big Bear is affiliated with the Mammoth Gran Fondo if you are looking for another great event in the region.

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