Big Bear has a rich history of mountain bike riding and racing that started back in the early 1980s. What started with a couple of small local races grew to a point where Snow Summit hosted a number of World Cup races, and became the premier destination in Southern California for lift service mountain biking. Despite the fact that Snow Summit no longer hosts mountain bike races at the resort, lift service mountain biking continues and offers the general public one of the easier and more spectacular ways to enjoy the grandeur of the Big Bear Valley. Mountain bike racing is still alive in Big Bear as well. Each summer Team Big Bear hosts a number of races that are part of the Southern California State Championship Series. From the hard core mountain bike enthusiast to an athletic family, the valley offers a wide variety of options for riding.
A few suggestions before you embark on any of these rides – make sure you and your group are prepared. Your bikes need to be in good working order, take plenty of food and water, and please stop by one of the local bike shops or the Big Bear Discovery Center to pick up a map.