Gravel Bike California Hosts Send It Sunday in Big Bear!

Gravel Bike California Hosts Send It Sunday in Big Bear!

Sunday, July 14th
Meet at Copper Q at 9:30 am


Summer is here and while the temps rise, it’s best to combat that with altitude as we’ll be heading up to Big Bear for our July Send It.

This course was laid out by Dirty Bear course director Robin Brown where you’ll get to see a couple of sections you’ll be going through in this year’s Tour de Big Bear.

Covering 38 miles and ~3,600 ft of gain, we’ll be covering both sides of the lake with bail out points, but first some ride notes:

  • The climbing is HARD with These are not rides for beginners or those working their way back.
  • We will be meeting at 9:30am for coffee at the Copper Q (645 Pine Knot Ave b, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315) with ride instructions given out at 10am SHARP.
  • Free Parking is available behind Copper Q at 630 Knickerbocker.
  • Cellphone reception is limited / non-existent over most of the region.
  • There will be a number of regroups, but once everyone’s back, we roll!
  • Make sure to bring your own tubes and a couple of water bottles. We’ll be stopping at mile 12 & 27 for refills.
  • We will be having our post ride meal at Old Country Inn (41126 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315) with bike space available.
  • Riding tires 40mm and above will do the trick for most, as the climbs are steep and there’s some soft patches on the dirt descents, as well as loose pavement on the road.
  • This will not be race pace. At the same time, you have to be in the good to great shape range to do this ride. If you’re just getting back into riding, I suggest you read Rule #1 again.

The ride will first loop clockwise around the lake with the dirt heading up Grays Peak Trail that will take us above Fawnskin.

After a mile of climbing, five miles of rollers follow with another two mile ascent taking us to our highest point on the north behind Delamar Mountain.

We’ll then graze by Holcomb Valley Ranch and descend on Van Dusen Canyon leading us to the south side of the lake.

At around the 27 mile mark, we’ll have our one water stop by Snow Summit while those that want to leave early will be close to the start.

Continuing on, we will make our way up Skyline Road nearing 8,000 ft in elevation before ending back at Old Country Inn.

This is a unique opportunity to ride, so get ready for the Send It mile high style!

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