Big Bear Lake road cycling burst onto the international scene in 2010 as a Stage Finish for Stage #6 of the Amgen Tour of California. This 135-mile, 13,000-foot stage was complimented by international cycling announcer Phil Liggett in his comment that “we have just been treated to one of the best cycling stages we’ve seen in America, ever!” and was also the subject of an extensive article in Velo News comparing Stage #6 to the most difficult stages in the Tour de France. The Tour of California returned to Big Bear in 2012, 2015 and 2018 establishing Big Bear one of the Tour’s favorite destinations.
Cycling is part of the casual outdoor lifestyle found in the San Bernardino Mountains. Road enthusiasts can ride from the simple City Bike Routes to the climbing challenge of Onyx Summit. Join our visitors, second homeowners, residents and the Big Bear Cycling Association and ride with us!