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10th Anniversary Tour de Big Bear

Cycling enthusiasts take note! Next month is the tenth annual Tour de Big Bear. This cycling extravaganza is Southern California’s most picturesque race event, and this year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary Tour. Bring the family and enjoy the race itself plus an activity-packed schedule of events. Register now! 

Race options for every level of rider

The Tour de Big Bear offers a range of race distance options to cater to every level of rider. Race distances start at 10k, with increasingly tough 25, 50, 70, 106 and 109 mile options. There are timed stages, and prizes for other categories such as youngest rider, course marshal’s pick, and ‘most liked’ social media post about the event. Prizes include cash, jerseys, gift certificates, and free entry to the 2020 race. Not only that, but completion of the 2019 Tour de Big Bear is necessary to complete the 2019 California Pass Challenge, which also requires participation in the Mammoth Gran Fondo in September.

Events and activities all weekend

This weekend is all about cycling, but you don’t need to be a pro to join in. The fun kicks off on Thursday night with the night time Glow Ride – grab your glow sticks and take the disco to the streets! Costumes are encouraged, and there are even prizes for the best bike.

Friday night offers an evening Poker Ride – collect the best hand to win a prize! A cycling expo is held all day Friday and Saturday, and the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden is ready and waiting when you need to recharge your batteries.

Saturday is the big day, with the award ceremony held in the afternoon. And on Sunday, a recovery ride to wrap up the excitement.

Can’t make the Tour but still want to cycle Big Bear Lake?

Big Bear Lake is known as the cycling capital of Southern California. Even if you can’t make it to this year’s Tour, Big Bear Lake holds many attractions for the cycling enthusiast. The Big Bear Cycling Association holds weekly group rides from April through October, for road bikes or mountain bikes. Favorite routes range from the mostly flat 18 mile Lake Circle to the more challenging 38 mile North Shore route, or even the 16 mile Onyx Summit climb. Whichever route you choose, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking scenery.

Big Bear Lake offers an abundance of activities, so non-cycling family members will find plenty of ways to amuse themselves while you scale your mountains. This is one destination you don’t want to miss.


Book today at WowRentals and experience the 10th Anniversary of Tour de Big Bear!