Cycling: Ride around the Bear

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100 miles with 9,200 feet of climbing
Ride around the Bear • Route Profile
100 miles 9,200 feet • Recorded with a CicloSport HAC 4

Ride around the Bear • Climbs

Mile 15 (cat. 1), 55 (cat. 3), and 71 (cat. 4)

Ride around the Bear • Description

The Ride around the Bear is a great mountain-rural century with lots of climbing.
The course starts in Redlands and after a warm up enters San Bernardino National Forest. The major climb of the day leads from Highland up to Running Springs, Snow Valley, and Big Bear Lake. The ride then follows the shoreline before climbing Onyx Summit, at 8,443 feet the highest point. Finally the route descends via Angelus Oaks back into Redlands.

Ride around the Bear • Pictures

Ride around the Bear • Climbing
Climbing
Photo courtesy of Ride around the Bear

Ride around the Bear • Personal Notes

At the lunch stop I ran into Barbara B., who rides with both the Renegades and the Orange County Wheelmen.
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