Tour de Big Bear Returns on August 5, 2023


BIG BEAR LAKE, California — The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) announces the return of the Tour de Big Bear in 2023. The event has recently been named the Number One Gran Fondo in North America for 2023 by Gran Fondo Guide. 

Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s four-season mountain lake escape.  Situated in the San Bernardino National Forest at 6,752’ elevation, it has cooler summer temperatures along with stunning mountain scenery.   

Photo courtesy Tour de Big Bear

The Tour de Big Bear features alpine roadways and trails over high mountain passes like Onyx Summit (elevation of 8,443 feet), and around Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes – plus fully staffed Aid Stations that feature ribs, bacon and other tasty treats.  

The 2023 Tour de Big Bear will start and finish at Snow Summit Mountain Resort.  Routes include:

  • Family fun ride
  • 25-, 50-, 70-, or 100-mile routes
  • 50-mile Dirty Bear and 25 mile Dirty Cub gravel rides

Tour de Big Bear Cycling Festival Events

The Big Bear Cycling Association hosts a two-day cycling expo that includes 40+ cycling vendors, a complimentary bike valet, food and beverages, family-friendly activities plus live entertainment during Saturday’s festivities. 

Come up early and get acclimated to the altitude with Glow Rides and Poker Rides. Wind down on Sunday with the Recovery Ride.

  • FREE Friday Poker Ride – August 4
  • FREE Friday Night Glow Ride – August 4
  • FREE Cycling Expo, Family Friendly Activities & Live Entertainment– August 4 & 5
  • FREE Sunday Recovery Rides (road and gravel) – August 6


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