The 30k Ridgeline route offers a little more challenge than the 20k but a very enjoyable ride. Start in the Village of Big Bear Lake. Travel up Pine Knot Avenue and over to Knickerbocker Road. Adjacent to the historic Knickerbocker Mansion, you will find the trail head for 2N08. This is a fire road climb to the start of the single track at Pine Knot Trail (1E01), which you will continue to climb until it intersects at 2N10. Here, you may want to take a photo of San Gorgonio in the background from Grand View Point.
Back on the bike, you will take 2N10 Eastbound along the ridge until you find the beginning of the new Skyline Trail. Take the Skyline Trail Eastbound to a fabulous Aid Station turn-around. Then follow the ridge Westbound, back the way you came, until you intersect the Pine Knot Trail (1E01) once again. A fun descent on Pine Knot Trail back to the 2N08 to Knickerbocker and back to the Start/Finish Line. A bit of climbing to challenge yourself, but well worth the beautiful views of San Gorgonio from the ridge.
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