Mountain bikers ride a trail at Snow Summit

Upcoming 2020 Events To Get You Active In The Great Outdoors!

Posted: 02/05/20

Big Bear Lake in the gorgeous mountains of Southern California truly offers an outdoor playground for all ages, year-round and many outdoor events during the spring and summer seasons.

Just a couple hours from LA and San Diego, Big Bear is Southern California's premier outdoor destination. Escape the traffic and hustle and bustle of city-life and Live It. Up at 7,000 feet!

While you can venture off and explore on your own, it's worth checking out sporting events held year-round! Big Bear has something special for anyone who wishes to partake in one of the many biking, running, and adventure events for beginners and advanced athletes.

Let's take a peek at all the outdoor events coming to Big Bear in 2020:

Event Cancelled - Spartan Race Weekend

Every Spartan races for different reasons. For some, it means competing at the highest athletic level, for others it’s a way to get back into shape, others like the social aspect. Regardless of your motivations, there's a race category for you to ensure you have the best experience possible!

Fishin' For $50K

Try your luck at reeling in the winning trout this summer! With five opportunities to hook a $10K fish, this the most riveting and exciting fishing experience you'll ever encounter. Prizes are also given for top 3 trout weight for Men, Women, Girls, and Boys. 2020 Date TBD.

Event Cancelled/Virtual - 4th of July Fun Run

Kick off the holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks! A fun event for the entire family. Kids and strollers are welcome. Three distances offered – 5K, 10K, 15K. Win prizes in the costume contest too!

Event Cancelled - Tour de Big Bear

Touted as the cycling capital of Southern California, the Tour de Big Bear features legendary aid stations, beautiful mountain scenery and spectacular summer weather. With 10K, 25, 50, 70, 106 and 109 mile courses, there’s a route for every cycling enthusiast! Feeling competitive? The 70, 106 and 109 milers are automatically entered into “King/Queen of the Mountain” with a 7 mile climb to the top of Onyx Summit for cash and prizes. Awards are also given for timed climbs and much more!

A girl running a trail race

August 14-15 - Kodiak 100

This course is the much anticipated Big Bear Lake loop with the most epic views and climate you could ask for. In 2020, athletes will be running clockwise around the lake with nearly 17,000′ of vertical climbing and sustained running at 7,000+′ in elevation.

September 26 - Gran Fondo & Grizzly 100

Gran Fondo info coming soon!

The Grizzly 100 course offers epic technical riding on some of Southern California’s best single track right in the heart of the San Bernardino mountains. This race draws some of the top mountain bikers from around the world. Choose from the 75K or 100K rides.

November 26 - Turkey Trot

The annual Big Bear Turkey Trot is a family friendly run held on Thanksgiving morning in the beautiful mountains of Big Bear Lake. Choose from a 3, 6, or 9 mile run. A fun and festive venue with a shared course makes it easy for everybody to participate!

Big Bear PaddleFest and Triathlon 2020 TBD.

Enjoy your year of adventure and visit Big Bear Lake for your next outdoor adventure!

The Spartan Race is a big hit in Big Bear!