Tour de Big Bear 2023 – Saturday, August 5th, 2023
Moving to Snow Summit for 2023.
Due to extensive construction going on at Bear Mountain Resort this summer, we’re heading over to Snow Summit for the 2023 Tour de Big Bear/Big Bear Cycling Festival. This includes registration, the cycling expo, start/finish and post event festivities. The entire event will be run from Snow Summit Mountain resort, including the Glow Ride and the Poker Ride.
We’re still ironing out the details, but we think you’re going to LOVE it. And for those of you that really don’t like the climb up to Bear Mountain, well you’re in luck. It’s not on the route! Updated route maps are available on our Course Maps page (Road) and the Dirty Bear/Dirty Cub page (Gravel).
Some of the great features at Snow Summit that we think your entire family will enjoy:
Snow Summit Base Area Activities Open and Available
Base area activities that are perfect for little explorers and thrill-seekers alike, including a 30-foot climbing wall, Euro Bungee trampoline, kids full throttle course, zip line, Grizzly tube park, bounce houses, pump track, panning for gold, face painting, petting zoo, candy shop and live entertainment.
Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair Rides Available
Enjoy panoramic views of the San Bernardino National Forest on a mile-long ascent on Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair before arriving at the mountaintop (Snow Summit elevation 8,200 feet).
We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available. Thank you for your support and we’ll see you soon!
More than just Southern California’s favorite ride! The Tour de Big Bear was recently named the #1 Gran Fondo in North America by Gran Fondo Guide!
Event Merchandise Available Online Now!
Jerseys, bibs and more! Check out our Athlos store for all of our 2023 Tour de Big Bear merchandise.
2023 Event Details
Southern California’s favorite ride! The Tour de Big Bear features legendary aid stations, beautiful mountain scenery and spectacular summer weather. With the Family Fun Ride, 25, 50, 70 and 100 mile courses plus the Dirty Cub and Dirty Bear 25 and 50 mile gravel rides, there’s a route for every cycling enthusiast!
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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!
Big Bear Cycling Expo at Snow Summit
The Big Bear Cycling Expo will be held Friday and Saturday and is free and open to the public. Visit our vendor booths, enjoy a beer or cocktail and socialize with friends. Plus, take advantage of our the free, on-site bike valet.
This year’s Cycling Expo includes some great family activities, including face painting, exhibits, bouncy houses and much more. Bring the family and enjoy the fun!
Friday, August 4
Noon – 2:30: Mike Cross
3 – 5:30: TBA
6 – 9: Terry McCraven Band
Saturday, August 5
10 am – 12:30 pm: Street Music Band
2 pm – 5 pm: Dr. Harrison and the Credentials
Other Cycling Week Events
- Friday, August 4th: Poker Ride & The BBCA Glow Ride (previously Thursday night) – both events start at Snow Summit
- Sunday, August 6th: Tour de Big Bear & Dirty Bear/Cub Recovery Rides – starting from Copper Q in the Village
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We welcome and encourage cyclists of all ages and abilities to join us. If you have a question about facilities or our courses, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-bikes are allowed in the Tour de Big Bear road events only. E-bikes will not be allowed in the Dirty Bear or Dirty Cub gravel events due to Forest Service restrictions on use of e-bikes on single track trails.
If you choose to participate in the Tour de Big Bear road events using an E-bike or any other motor assisted vehicle, you will be assuming all risk and burden in any maintenance or assistance required resulting in any difficulties or breakdowns of that vehicle. Tour de Big Bear will not be able to assist you with any problems you might have.
E-bikes and any other motor assisted vehicles will be exempt from winning any Strava Segments and Awards.
Escape the summer heat and #RIDEWITHUS!
The Tour de Big Bear is sanctioned by USA Cycling.
(USA Cycling membership is NOT required to participate in the Tour de Big Bear.)