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Tour de Big Bear is on but Places are Filling up Fast

The next Tour de Big takes place on Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Hey friends just a reminder to register now for the 2021 Tour de Big Bear – space is filling up quickly!  Beat the summer heat and come on up to Big Bear Lake and #ridewithus! 

Be sure to book your lodging soon too at  Big Bear Lake has been a popular destination for visitors; lodging books up quickly too.

Don’t forget that the 2021 Tour de Big Bear start/finish and Expo will be held at Bear Mountain!  It’s going to be awesome!  That said, there are some route changes, plus we’ve added the NEW 50 Mile Dirty Bear Gravel Ride

Escape the summer heat and join us in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California for the annual Tour de Big Bear!   Enjoy alpine roadways and trails, over high mountain passes like Onyx Summit (elevation of 8,443 feet), and around Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes – plus our legendary Aid Stations!  With five courses to choose from, plus the gravel ride, there’s a route that’s sure to please most everyone!

Tour de Big Bear is on but Places are Filling up Fast

Tour de Big Bear Route Options

Tour de Big Bear Family Fun Ride

Tour de Big Bear25 miles

Big Bear Valley Tour50 miles

The Grand Tour70 miles

The Climb 100 miles                                                                                                                                              

The Dirty Bear Gravel Ride 50 miles of mixed surface

Tour de Big Bear Aid Stations

The Tour de Big Bear is known for its legendary aid stations!  Ribs, avocado toast, bacon, just to name a few of the delicious treats you’ll enjoy along the way.   Plus, the usual hydration and nutrition items to fuel your ride.

The Tour de Big Bear is known for its legendary aid stations!

Don’t Miss the Tour de Big Bear Weekend Events!

The Big Bear Cycling Association (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 entertainment during Saturday’s festivities.  We also have several other events to round out your weekend in Big Bear.

Thursday Night Glow Ride – August 5th

Start your weekend by joining us for the second 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!

Thursday Night Glow Ride – August 5th

Friday Poker Rides – August 6th

Presented by Goldsmith’s Sports

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!

Friday Poker Rides – August 6th

Sunday Recovery Ride – August 8th

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!

Sunday Recovery Ride – August 8th

About Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, California is known as the “Cycling Capital of Southern California”.  It was named “#1 Weekend Getaway City” in the United States by Expedia Travel and has played host city to many world-class cycling events including four stages of the Amgen Tour of California, the Redlands Bicycle Classic and the Tour de Big Bear, now in its eleventh year, plus many world-class mountain bike events.

Sign up now - this event sells out every year!

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