Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo

Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo

August 03, 2019 - Big Bear Lake, California, USA

The Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo event will provide riders with the Ultimate Challenge and Pro Peloton experience!  2018 HC Gran Fondo riders will be challenged by our Green Valley Lake course, with 125 miles and 12,000 feet of climbing . . . all at an altitude between 6,000 – 8,500 feet above sea level!!

The Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo will have both competitive and non-competitive groups and is a unique cycling event offered only to the fittest of fit.

Competitive riders will race multiple King/Queen of the Mountain climbs ina HC Points Competition for podium awards.

Non-competitive riders will enjoy extraordinary amenities, the ultimate challenge of a ride testing their abilities while enjoying some of the best scenery California has to offer!


Beyond Categorization- A French term used in cycle races to designate a climb that is “beyond categorization”, or an incredibly difficult climb. Most climbs in cycling are designated from Category 1 (hardest) to Category 4 (easiest), based on steepness, length, and how far into the stage they are encountered.  A climb that is harder than Category 1 is designated as “outside categories” or Hors Catégorie.

Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo


Routes: 125 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Entry Limit: 300
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary

7:00AM Start


$160 (before 7/1/18)

$175 (7/1/18 through 7/31/18)

What's Included?

Limited field of participants

Exclusive and commemorative HC Gran Fondo jersey and ride socks

Tour de Big Bear HC Performance shirt

HC Finishers Medal

HC VIP Check-In
Exclusive HC Lounge before and after event
Pre-event breakfast
Post-event “Taste of Tour de Big Bear”
Two beer coupons and a commemorative HC Gran Fondo event glass
HC start class
TT style HC number plate
CHP/Moto escort lead out
Ride photos

Packet Pickups

FRIDAY, August 3 - Big Bear Lake, CA

Prize / Race Categories

Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo Competitive Racers will also receive or be eligible for:

Moto Escort with dedicated HC SAG Vehicles
SRAM neutral support
Water bottle exchange at designated HC EXPRESS Aid Stations
HC KOM/QOM climbs for time (2)
HC KOM/QOM points (4)
Men’s/Women’s divisions
Podium prizes for HC winners
Top finishers will receive HC Gran Fondo bib shorts

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Kids Fondo
Downloadable GPS files
Free Training Rides
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
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