The 2016 Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo/Grizzly 100 - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - Are You Ready?
From Mild to Wild! The Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo and Grizzly 100 offer a variety of course distances and elevation to suit the family riders up to the most extreme mountain biking competitors!
The day of racing and riding kicks off with the Grizzly 100k NUE Century Challenge and the 75k NUE Marathon Challenge. The mountain bike Gran Fondo offers sport rides of 20k (including chair lift ride to the top of Snow Summit), 30k and 50k distances. Plus there will be music, a beer garden sponsored by New Belgium Beer and numerous vendors on-site in the Village throughout the day. And don't miss the after-party at The Cave featuring Paradise Kitty, an all female Guns N' Roses tribute band!
The Grizzly 100 has become an international attraction for mountain bikers from all over the world. With some of the most challenging single-track, double-track, and fire road climbs and descents, participants love to challenge themselves and others on this high altitude course (at 7000-8500 feet elevation). The Radford Climb has made a name for itself as one of the most dreaded 5 mile climbs in Southern California.
In 2016, we also welcome the Ride2Recovery Century Challenge, a veterans program, helping to save lives by restoring hope and purpose.
Astonishing aid stations, friendly volunteers, and lots of local enthusiasm for this event help set the tone for the Big Bear Cycling Festival, a week-long series of rides and events for both mountain and road cyclists.
This year's registration includes an event T-Shirt! Ask about club and shop team discounts too.
2016 Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo/Grizzly 100 Event Schedule
Click here for the event schedule, including packet pick up, rider meetings, start times and locations: Grizzly & Gran Fondo Event Schedule