July 30, 2016
From MILD to WILD!
The Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo offers mountain bike rides for ALL levels, intermediate through professional. This Southern California premier endurance event in the San Bernardino Mountains allows riders to challenge their personal abilities in 20k/30k/50k/70k/100k events. Experience the best aid stations along the way with great snacks, lots of hydration and friendly faces to cheer you on.
20k – Take the Snow Summit Sky Chair to the top of the resort and cruise the ridgeline with fire roads, single/double track back to the Village of Big Bear Lake
30k and 50k– Ride from the Village of Big Bear Lake to the top of the mountain ridge. Cruise along well marked courses and return to the Village.
70k and 100k – From the Village, up and over the ridgeline down to Seven Oaks, along the Santa Ana River Trail and back up the Radford Climb. You want to beware of the devil in Hell, but look forward to the angel when you pass through the gates of Heaven as your reach the top once again! This ride is definitely a vision quest which will challenge even the best riders!
The Grizzly 100, a National Ultra Endurance (NUE) Race Series event, takes place on the same day on the 100k route. Think you are up to it? Challenge the professional riders in a race for over $5000 in prizes.