Gran Fondo/Grizzzly 100 & 75 Rider Update #1

This is the first of several emails which will give you the “inside” information.

From Mild to Wild! As a serious mountain bike racer or a weekend warrior out to challenge yourself, this event has something for everyone. The Grizzly 100 (100k and 75k) is a part of the National Ultra Endurance Race Series. The first 100 finishers of the 100k event will receive our coveted belt buckle. Top riders in the 100k and 75k are racing for a purse of over $7500. The Gran Fondo riders will have the opportunity to enjoy specially themed aid stations, with a feast unlike any other mountain bike event in Southern California.

Event Schedule

Friday, July 29
3:00-8:00 pm Packet Pick-up @ Robinhood Resort
6:00 pm No-host dinner @ Robinhood Resort
7:00 pm Rider Q&A Meeting @ Robinhood Resort

Saturday, July 30
6:00-7:30 am Packet Pick-up @ Start/Finish in the Village*
6:30 am Expo Opens
7:00 am Start – Grizzly 100
7:30 am Start – Grizzly Over the Top 75k
8:00 am Start – Skyline 50k
8:30 am Start – Ridgeline 30k
9:00 am Meet @ Ticket Booth at Snow Summit Resort – Sky View 20k
11:00 am Beer Garden Opens
4:00 pm Awards Ceremony
5:00 pm Course Closes
5:00 pm Expo Closes

*The Start/Finish is located at the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Rd. in the very heart of The Village of Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Cycling Festival – July 29 – August 7

The Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo/Grizzly 100 kicks off Big Bear Cycling Festival, a very full week of cycling activities . Here are the mountain bike activities…for road rides, please check the website:

Sunday, July 31
9:00 am Bike for Bender Social Tour and Gran Fondo/Grizzly 100 Recovery Ride. This is a FREE event, however riders are encouraged to purchase lunch tickets which benefit Bike for Bender. Event starts and ends at 572 Social Kitchen in the Village.

Tuesday, August 2
Feed the Machine sponsors a NIGHT single track ride from North Shore Trading Company. This ride will be led by Tinker Juarez. There will be a limited number of lights available from Light and Motion, so participants are encouraged to bring their own lights. FREE!

Wednesday, August 3
Bike Biathlon and Dinner with the Pros. Start off riding with Tinker and Freddie Rodriguez on your mountain bike on a short mountain course. Change over to your road bike for a quick ride around the lake. Back to Knickerbocker Mansion for dinner with Tinker, Freddie and local pro Connor McCutcheon. Ride is FREE; charge for dinner.

Additional Cycling Festival information can be found at:


Please contact our lodging partners Big Bear Vacations and Robinhood Resort for special deals on lodging…including vacation rental cabins, private homes, motels, lodges, and a lot more. Many accommodations are located in the Village area.

Robinhood Resort offers special race rates.

Big Bear Vacations, our presenting sponsor, offers major discounts, free nights, meal and entertainment specials, and more! Make sure to call 855 860-4254 and use code: FONDO whenever you come to Big Bear to pre-ride or train. Valid year-round.

BB Vacations