California Pass Challenge

California Pass LogoTake the challenge this summer and ride two of California’s most spectacular bike rides – The Tour de Big Bear & Mammoth Gran Fondo! The California Pass Challenge requires participation in the Tour de Big Bear on August 1st and Mammoth Gran Fondo on September 12th, 2020. Participants who conquer both rides will receive a signature award and unique race plates. Riders may choose from the following options:

  • Short Distances: Tour de Big Bear 50 Mile Option & Mammoth Gran Fondo 42 Mile Option
  • 70 Mile Option: Tour de Big Bear 70 Miles & Mammoth Gran Fondo 70 Mile
  • 70 Mile/102 Mile Option: Tour de Big Bear 70 Miles & Mammoth Gran Fondo 102 Mile
  • 100 Mile Option: Tour de Big Bear 106 or 109 Mile & Mammoth Gran Fondo 102 Mile

Register for the California Pass (Mammoth Gran Fondo and Tour de Big Bear) by
clicking here.

Tour de Big Bear – Saturday, August 1st

Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy a spectacular mountain ride in cool mountain air during the blazing heat of summer! Outstanding signage with law enforcement at all major intersections. With the thin mountain air, you will enjoy legendary aid stations for hydration and refueling.

Feeling competitive? 70, 106 and 109 milers automatically entered into “King/Queen of the Mountain” with 7 mile climb to the top of Onyx Summit for cash and prizes. Whether you select the 10k, 25, 50, 70, 106 or 109 mile stages, you will be treated to some of the most spectacular cycling scenery in Southern California!


Mammoth Gran Fondo – Saturday, September 12th

The Mammoth Gran Fondo was chosen as a “top-ten century” bike ride by Bicycling Magazine for its “jaw-dropping vistas”. Situated to the east and south of Yosemite National Park the Mammoth Gran Fondo takes riders along the east side of the High Sierra with views of the Sierra Nevada Range, Mono Lake and the White Mountains. 75% of the Gran Fondo route closed to through traffic!

Other highlights include: all three distances timed,  Signature Event Socks, special finisher’s gift after Mammoth Gran Fondo, 6 Feed Zones with Full SAG/Tech Support, Free Downloadable Photos, After-Party with Food/Beer/Live Music in the Village at Mammoth!