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Tour De Big Bear: Register Now Before it Sells Out!

Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) announced it has scheduled its 10th anniversary of the Tour de Big Bear cycling event for Saturday, August 3, 2019

Escape the summer heat and join us in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California for the Tenth Anniversary of the Tour de Big Bear!  Enjoy alpine roadways and trails, over high Held in the high country of Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, road cyclists of all levels escape the summer heat, cruise alpine roadways, ascend high mountain passes like Onyx Summit (elevation 8,443 feet) and circumnavigate Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes.

With scenic and challenging high-altitude course options, professional-style racing support, and several days of cycling-oriented events, it’s no wonder Big Bear Lake has become known as the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.”

Tour De Big Bear 10th Anniversary Scheduled For August 3, 2019

Each Tour de Big Bear route is staffed with two course marshals, numerous nutrition/hydration aid stations, first aid attendants, and rider safety and repair vehicles.  The Tour de Big Bear aid stations are noted in cycling circles for being some of the best in the country.  Snacks include bacon, ribs, avocado toast, popsicles and a chocolate fountain, plus nutrition sponsored by Science in Sport endurance nutrition products.

Tour de Big Bear Route Options

  10th Anniversary Tour de Big Bear Fun Ride – 10k
  Tour de Big Bear – 25 miles –1,300 feet of climbing
  Big Bear Valley Tour – 50 miles – 3,700 feet of climbing
  The Grand Tour – 70 miles –5,600 feet of climbing
  The Climb – 106 miles –9,550 feet of challenging climbing 
  Gran Fondo – 109 miles –10,000 feet of climbing

2019 Awards and Timed Climbs – Equal Payout for Men & Women!

Tour de Big Bear is a timed event and includes the popular King and Queen of the Mountain Race Segments; prizes are awarded to winners of these competitive events.  All registered riders receive a goodie bag, custom-designed finishers’ medal, and a high-performance, technical shirt.

Strava Segments

Lakeview Sprint – 1st place finisher wins = $100 Men / $100 Women
Haulin’ the Mail -  1st place finisher wins = $100 Men / $100 Women
Achin’ for Bacon - 1st place finisher wins = $100 Men / $100 Women
“Dump it” Sprint - 1st place finisher wins = $100 Men / $100 Women
Summit Sprint - 1st place finisher wins = $100 Men / $100 Women
Pumpin’ for Popsicles - 1st place finisher wins = $100 Men / $100 Women

Time Section

Onyx Assault – 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Men and Women winners = $200, $150, $100
Winner’s jersey for first place, plaque on the perpetual trophy, plus free Entry for 2020 for 1st – 3rd

Other Awards

Youngest age in each category (10k, 25, 50, 70, 106, 109), Course Marshals Pick, Lottery Pick, Thursday Night Glow Ride, Friday Poker Ride, Most Liked Social Media post and Craig’s Crown for the largest club signed up on

Tour de Big Bear Weekend Events

BBCA hosts 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 famous raffle, and live entertainment during Saturday’s festivities.  In addition to the Tour de Big Bear and cycling expo, during the week prior to the event there are numerous scheduled altitude acclimation rides as well as a fun poker run.  Rounding out the weekend are organized free recovery rides on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

For more information, prize details, including registration visit


About the Big Bear Cycling Association:

Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) is a non-profit organization open to all disciplines and levels of cycling ability, including those with special needs. BBCA’s mission is to present cycling as beneficial to our membership, community, and visitors; promote fun and safe cycling through education and events; support local agency collaboration and cycling advocacy; encourage equal road and trail rights; and share in the friendship and community of cycling enthusiasts. #ridewithus