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Big Bear Race Ride

 4.0 (3)

16.4 Miles 26.4 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

1,407' 429 m

Ascent

-1,403' -428 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

3,076' 938 m

High

2,512' 766 m

Low

Shared By Jeff Simcoe

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Ride Big Bear's most popular loop to get a sample of the trails in the area.

Jeff Simcoe

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Overview

This is a great, long loop that follows the Race Loop Trail (Yellow Loop) in a 16-mile lollipop. The stem is formed by the Dam Connector which provides the entrance and exit. This ride has a bit of everything and features some challenges, but it's not the most technical route at the Big Bear property.

Need to Know

This ride would take an average rider about three hours or so to complete. Use the Race Loop Shortcut Connector to bypass the trail that goes out around the Venue Area if you want to cut off a few miles of trail.

Description

This route starts at the Trailhead Parking Area and utilizes the Dam Connector (black arrows) to access the Race Loop Trail (Yellow Loop). Once you get to the Race Loop Trail (Yellow Loop) intersection, you'll want to turn left to do the Race Loop Trail (Yellow Loop) in the clockwise direction.

There's a good mix of flow and technical trail on this route. There's also approximately 1,500 feet of climbing that is mostly dealt with during the first half, leaving a great descent in the last few miles. You'll also be able to hit the jumps on the Dam Connector on your way back to the Trailhead Parking Area. The Race Loop Trail (Yellow Loop) is the only continuously-marked loop on the Big Bear property. It is probably the most commonly ridden loop and has been used in various races over the years.

This is a good intermediate loop favoring those with a little fitness under their belt. There are plenty of technical sections, but just as many fast sections. It will give you a good taste of what Big Bear has to offer.

History & Background

The ride was used for the 24 Hours of Big Bear race and most of it is still used for the Big Bear 2x12 Team Relay event held in June.

Contacts

Land Manager: Big Bear Lake, WV

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Sep 3, 2018
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