Tour de Big Bear 2023

43101 Goldmine Dr
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Cycling > Metric Century, Half Century

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Event Description

Join us on Saturday, August 5, 2023 for the Tour de Big Bear, Southern California’s favorite ride! The Tour de Big Bear features legendary aid stations, beautiful mountain scenery and spectacular summer weather. With Family Fun Ride, 25, 50, 70, 100 mile road courses, The Dirty Bear a 50 mile gravel ride and the The Dirty Cub 25 mile gravel ride.  There’s a route for every cycling enthusiast!

  • A Family Fun Ride for all ages on the quiet backstreets of Big Bear
  • Major intersections traffic controlled
  • High Quality "Technical Performance Shirt" ($20.00 Value)
  • King/Queen of the Mountain race up Onyx Summit for prizes (70, 100 mile courses only)
  • Legendary and fully staffed Aid Stations
  • Custom designed finishers medal
  • Directional signage
  • First Aid, Repair Mechanics, SAG Repair Vehicles, Course Marshalls and emergency radio personnel at all Aid Stations and on the courses
  • Timed event for training purposes
  • Beer Garden
  • FREE Bike Valet while enjoying the two day Big Bear Cycling Expo
  • Giveaways
  • Big Bear Cycling Festival featuring a Glow Ride and a Poker Ride 
  • Returning to 2023 The Dirty Bear Gravel Ride with 50 miles of Gravel Fun!!!

SIGN UP NOW!  This event has SOLD OUT early the last 12 years and will again this year - don't miss it!

Event details and schedule

Thursday, August 3rd

Tour de Big Bear Check-In and Late Registration
Time: 3 pm to 6 pm | Location: Bear Mountain 

Tour de Big Bear Glow Ride - Night Road Ride with Lights
Time: 8 pm | Location: Corner of Big Bear Blvd and Pine Knot Dr at the Robinhood Resort

Friday, August 4th

Tour de Big Bear Check-In and Late Registration
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm | Location: Bear Mountain

Big Bear Cycling Expo and Beer Garden
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm | Location: Bear Mountain

Poker Ride
The Tour de Big Bear Poker Ride will begin at Bear Mountain and go around the lake. Multiple stops to pick up cards to make the best poker hand as an easy warm up ride for Tour de Big Bear.
Time:  4 pm | Location: Bear Mountain

Saturday, August 5th

Tour de Big Bear Late Check-In and Late Registration
Time: 6 am to 9 am | Location: Bear Mountain

Tour de Big Bear Start Times (start times are approximate depending on rider sign-ups)

  • Family Ride 11:00 am  
  • 25 Mile 10:00 am
  • 50 Mile 9:00 am
  • 70 Mile 8:00 am
  • Dirty Bear and Dirty Cub Gravel Rides 8:30 am
  • 100 Mile 7:00 am


Big Bear Cycling Expo

Time: 9 am to 5 pm | Location: Bear Mountain

Beer Garden
Time: 11 am to 5 pm | Location: Bear Mountain

Giveaway and Awards
Time: 1 pm to 2 pm | Location: Bear Mountain

Sunday, August 6th

Recovery ride
Easy recovery ride on open roads around one or both lakes.
Time: 9 am | Location: Meet at Copper Q in the Village for light breakfast at 8:30 am. Ride at 9:00 am

Mountain Bikers:  The Big Bear Cycling Association holds weekly club mountain bike rides.  Check out our ride schedule and #RIDEWITHUS!


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