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Join Us for the 2023 Tour de Big Bear

Don’t miss the best Gran Fondo in North America – the Tour de Big Bear in Big Bear Lake, California!  Registration is now open, so register before prices go up – or we sell out. 

Join Us for the 2023 Tour de Big Bear

There’s something for everyone at the Tour de Big Bear. We feature scenic alpine road routes that highlight some of the most beautiful mountain views in Southern California and epic gravel routes on mixed terrain roads and trails. Plus, our family-friendly ride for the kids! And not to mention our epic aid stations.

Our two-day cycling expo features 40 plus cycling vendors. Enjoy food, beverages and live entertainment on the deck at Bear Mountain Resort. There are plenty of activities for the kids too, including the climbing wall, face painting and a bounce house.

If you’re thinking about also doing the Mammoth Gran Fondo, sign up for the California Pass Challenge! The Mammoth Gran Fondo was rated the #7 Gran Fondo in North America. Two spectacularly epic California rides!

Beat the summer heat and come on up to Big Bear Lake and #ridewithus! 

Be sure to book your lodging soon at BigBear.com. Big Bear Lake is a popular destination for visitors; lodging books up quickly here.

Tour de Big Bear Route Options – Road & Gravel Events Plus the Family Fun Ride

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 Cub Gravel Ride – 25 miles of mixed surface

The Dirty Bear Gravel Ride 50 miles of mixed surface

Epic Tour de Big Bear Aid Stations

The Tour de Big Bear is known for its legendary aid stations!  Ribs, bacon and fresh fruit 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.

Make a Long Weekend of It!

Start/Finish, Cycling Expo plus Live Entertainment at Bear Mountain Resort

The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) hosts a two-day cycling expo that includes 40 plus cycling vendors, a complimentary bike valet for registered riders 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 3rd

Presented by Get Boards

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!

Thursday Night Glow Ride – August 5th

Friday Poker Rides – August 4th

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 6th

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!

Sign up now - this event sells out every year!

About the Big Bear Cycling Association

The Big Bear Cycling Association is a non-profit organization that supports all levels of road, mountain and gravel biking.  Big Bear Lake offers world-class mountain biking, epic road rides and miles of pristine gravel trails. 

Big Bear Cycling Association promotes the sport of cycling to our membership, community and visitors by offering fun and safe cycling through education and events, support local agency collaboration and cycling advocacy, promote equal road and trail rights, and to enjoy the friendship of cycling enthusiasts.

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 – Tour de Big Bear sells out every year!

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