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Tour de Big Bear

August 03 2024
Big Bear Lake California USA
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Distances: 5k, 25, 50, 70, 100 miles
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Limited to: 3,000 or less Participants

Join us on Saturday, August 3, 2024 for the Tour de Big Bear, Southern California’s favorite ride - recently named the #1 Gran Fondo in North America by Gran Fondo Guide!

The Tour de Big Bear features legendary aid stations, beautiful mountain scenery and spectacular summer weather.  With a Family Fun Ride, 25, 50, 70 and 100 mile road courses plus the The Dirty Bear and Dirty Cub gravel rides, there’s a route for every cycling enthusiast!

Check out our Cycling Expo and the family-friendly activities on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3 - and Live Entertainment both days!

Come early and get acclimated with our Friday Night Glow Ride and Poker Ride. Follow it up on Sunday with our Recovery Rides!

Big Bear Lake has been touted as the “Cycling Capital of Southern California” and recently ranked as the #1 Weekend Getaway City in the United States by Expedia!

Space is limited and we sell out every year so register now!

Escape the summer heat and #RIDEWITHUS!


Tour de Big Bear

Start Located At: 880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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A Family Fun Ride for all ages on the quiet backstreets of Big Bear plus family-friendly activities like face painting, petting zoo and a bounce house!
Major intersections traffic controlled
High Quality “Technical Performance Shirt” ($20.00 Value)
King/Queen of the Mountain race up Onyx Summit for prizes (70 and 100 mile courses only)
Strava segment challenges
Legendary and fully staffed Aid Stations
Custom designed finishers medal
Directional signage
First Aid, Repair Mechanics, SAG Repair Vehicles, Course Marshals and emergency radio personnel at all Aid Stations and on the courses
Timed event for training purposes
The 50 mile Dirty Bear or the 25 mile Dirty Cub Gravel Rides with flowy mixed surface fun!

Packet Pickups

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Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Bike Festival
After Party
Kids Fondo
Free Training Rides
Course Timing
KOM/QOM Competition
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
1 Hill Climbs
Feb 08 2024 - NEWS: Register now for the 2024 Tour de Big Bear
Mar 05 2024 - NEWS: Registration is Now Open for the 2024 Tour de Big Bear
May 23 2024 - NEWS: New 2024 Tour de Big Bear Jerseys and Apparel Available for Order Online
Mar 07 2023 - NEWS: Ride the 2023 Tour de Big Bear! #1 North American Gran Fondo in 2022!
Aug 08 2022 - NEWS: 12th Annual Tour de Big Bear Growls Even Louder
Feb 22 2022 - NEWS: Register NOW for the 2022 Tour de Big Bear!
Aug 14 2021 - NEWS: Big Bear Gran Fondo Growls again as Thousands Celebrate Return
Jun 02 2021 - NEWS: Tour de Big Bear is on but Places are Filling up Fast
Apr 16 2021 - NEWS: The Tour de Big Bear Returns in 2021!
Mar 03 2020 - NEWS: Tour de Big Bear - Saturday, August 1st - Enter NOW for the best price!
Jul 25 2019 - NEWS: Tour De Big Bear and Mammoth Gran Fondo Offer California Pass Challenge
Jul 14 2019 - NEWS: Tour De Big Bear: Register Now Before it Sells Out!
Jun 25 2019 - NEWS: Tour de Big Bear Announces Awards and Timed Climbs ahead of August Festival
Mar 18 2018 - NEWS: Limited places left at the 9th Annual Tour De Big Bear, August 4
Mar 13 2017 - NEWS: The Ultimate Challenge: Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo
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