The Tour de Big Bear returns this year with a total of 11 separate cycling events on hand to choose from. From July 28th to August 5th cyclists can choose to participate in such events as the Crafts & Cranks mountain bike festival, Ride with the Pro’s (road), time trial, moderate weekly training meet ups, Road Fondo and HC event with the new gravel ride concluding the week of events on Sunday.
The addition of the SPNDX Stampede gravel event will now allow the Big Bear cycling festival to cover all aspects of cycling creating a one stop destination for cyclists from all around.
For the gravel SPNDX Stampede event rider’s will depart from the village Sunday morning at 8am for a 42 mile ride which will take them through fire roads, ridge lines, minimal pavement and even smooth single track. Rider’s will get up to 8,500 feet in elevation for a total of 4,000 feet of climbing before descending back down into the village where there will be post ride activities with vendors, music, raffles and drinks with food. The gravel ride will be limited to only 200 riders.