A lot of professional mountain bikers make Big Bear their home, because they know we're famous for having some of the world's best mountain biking trails - ranging in difficulty from easy cruising to challenging. Ride Snow Summit's Breathtaking Sky Chair to the top of Big Bear to reach scenic bike trails that pack an adrenalin rush, or cruise the gentle North Shore Bike path. Big Bear Valley also offers some of the most beautiful and serene hiking and biking trails in Southern California. Our bike rental shops are equipped to handle all skill levels. Contact us for rental locations and trail information.
One of the most recognized ways to get a real feel for how Big Bear represents the great outdoors is to test out the trails on a mountain bike or ride the stunning mountain roads. Of course, Big Bear was put on the map in the 1990s as the ultimate mountain biking mecca when it hosted national mountain bike races including National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) National Championship Series. Big Bear’s terrain has been ridden by both professional riders and recreational weekend warriors who both agree Big Bear’s top-quality terrain equals or beats the best of the best in the world! What sets Big Bear apart from other areas in Southern California is its superb selection of single track trails. Big Bear has grown quite a reputation as a leader in mountain biking because of its network of more than 100 miles of trails and Forest Service roads to satisfy riders of all ages and skill levels.
When it comes to cycling, it’s only natural to think of Big Bear as a mountain biking destination. However, Big Bear is well known within the circuit of cyclists as a mecca for road cycling because of its diverse climbs and peak to peak rides. One of the key attractions for serious riders is the ascension up to Onyx Summit which tops off at 8,443 feet. For those who love the mountains but not into big mountain climbs, you will enjoy a casual 40-mile loop that gently rolls around Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes providing spectacular views of dense forests and surrounding peaks. Big Bear Lake is a must for both avid and casual cyclists to add as a road cycling destination.