Tour de Big Bear Event Details & FAQs

2020 Tour de Big Bear – Saturday, September 19th

Join us 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 25, 50, 70, 106 and 109 mile courses, there’s a route for every cycling enthusiast!  And yes we have awards for timed climbs and much more!


The Tour de Big Bear Start/Finish line and Big Bear Cycling Expo is located at the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue. Rider check-in and late registration is located within the Expo area.

See Schedule of Events for dates and times.

Directions to the Big Bear Lake Village:  669 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315


On-Site Bike Valet

Free, on-site bike valet is available so that you can enjoy the Big Bear Cycling Expo before and after the Tour de Big Bear event.


I understand that if I choose to participate using an E-bike or any other motor assisted vehicle I 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 vehicle will be exempt from winning any Strava Segments and Awards.


Tour de Big Bear Parking

There are several lots available for parking in and around the Tour de Big Bear start/finish area. Follow signs and instructions. Lots include:

  • Bartlett Road Parking Lot
  • Veteran’s Park
  • First Mountain Bank
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Big Bear Elementary School
  • Knickerbocker Road
  • Community Church

Parking will not be available on Village Drive or Pine Knot Avenue.

Getting to Big Bear

There are three routes in and out of the Big Bear Valley.


Highway 330/Highway 18 – “The Front Way” through Running Springs
The shortest and quickest way for visitors coming from Los Angeles, Orange County, and other points west. Please note that this route can become very congested on weekends and holidays.

Highway 38 – Redlands
Highway 38 is typically less congested on weekends and holidays than Highway 330/18.

Highway 18 – “The Back Way” through Lucerne Valley
Highway 18 is the quickest way to/from Barstow, Las Vegas, and other high desert locations. This route has the least amount of mountain driving.