The Grizzly 100/70 have 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. The Grizzly 100k NUE Century Challenge and the 70-75k NUE Marathon Challenge welcome racers and riders to Big Bear Lake, CA. The Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo with sport rides of 20/30/50k rounds out the day’s events. In 2016, we also welcome the Ride to Recovery 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.
Web Site: Grizzly 100
Big Bear Grizzly 100k Race Report at MTB Race News
Entry Fee: $150
"Anyone that calls themselves a mountain bike racer should plan on doing an NUE event, this IS mountain bike racing!" David Turner, 2016 third place Masters Division
Registration Limit: 500 (combined total)
Date/Time: September 30, 2017 7am
Awards: Finisher Belt Buckles will be awarded along with other prizes with completion within time cut off
Payout: $7,500.00 total cash purse top men and women; single speed and masters
Directions: The Village of Big Bear Lake is located in the heart of Big Bear Valley. The Start/Finish is located at the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Drive or Hwy 18 Business.
Course Map: TBA soon
The Grizzly 100 is a 110K(ish) 11,000 ft ride. Starting in the heart of the Big Bear Lake Village, you will go up towards the 2N10, from there you will descend down into Seven Oaks via the Seven Oaks Trail to Front Line Road, to South Fork to Santa Ana River Trail to Middle Control Road and up toward Angeles Oaks, to Thomas Hunting Ground to Santa Ana River Trail. Descend from Morton Peak to Highway 38 to Mountain Home Village. From there, you will go on through Lock Leven and back up Old highway 38 back into Angeles Oaks, down Santa Ana River Trail with a mandatory walk section (danger, Cliff drop), back into Seven Oaks, where you will hit Radford Road. Climb up Radford Road until you hit the new Skyline Trail. Take the Skyline Trail all the way over to 1E01 to 2n17 to 2n08 to Knickerbocker andfinish in Big Bear Lake Village
Lodging: Robinhood Resort, Northwoods Resort, Marina Resort
Places to Visit: Big Bear Cycling Festival (weeklong activities), Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Alpine Slide, Active Zipline, fishing and boating on the lake, lots of road and mtb trails, Tour de Big Bear, road event August 1
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