Big Bear Trail Riders Motorcycle Club

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The Big Bear Trail Riders is a dual-sport motorcycle club based near Big Bear Lake, in the heart of Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest. We've been exploring the dirt roads and single-track trails of the surrounding areas since the 1980s. Besides having some of the best mountain off-road riding in the region, we are only a few miles from the Mojave Desert, giving us fabulous year-round riding opportunities.

Our meetings are typically held on the second Saturday of each month. They are open to the public, and are usually followed by a group ride. In addition to our special club rides, we host several AMA sanctioned dual-sport events each year. Our infamous Big Bear Run held every summer offers one of the most challenging A-loops to be found anywhere, while our Moonlight Madness night ride will be enjoyed by dual-sport riders who appreciate a very different kind of off-road experience.

The Big Bear Trail Riders Motorcycle Club is a non-profit corporation affiliated with AMA District-37 Dual-Sport. Membership is open to anyone interested in recreational trail-riding or participating in organized dual-sport events, and we welcome riders of all ability levels. There are many benefits to membership, including special rides for members only, discounts from participating vendors, an e-mailed newsletter and a really great group of people who will go riding with you and show you the best trails. By becoming a member, you will add your strength to an organization that has been working hard to keep our forest and desert roads and trails open for motorcycling.


All dual-sport riders are invited to attend our meetings and participate in our trail rides. During warmer weather we like to get together for breakfast and the club meeting in Big Bear, then go on a group ride after the meeting. During cooler weather, meetings and rides may be held in other locations. Please check the on-line event calendar for up to the minute information: BBTR Calendar.

Mountain weather can change quickly, with wide temperature variations from day to day, especially during the winter months. Please check our local road and weather conditions before heading up the mountain, and come prepared.


Regardless of when you joined, dues for the next calendar year are due on January 1 of that year. You can join or renew your club membership at the BBTR ClubExpress web site.

You may use the Internet to join the Big Bear Trail Riders, renew an existing membership, receive reminders by e-mail, and register for club events. Our secure ClubExpress web site enables us to accept credit cards. If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, please visit the ClubExpress web site and sign up.

Inquiries from the general public cannot be answered. You may be able to find answers to your questions by using the search box at the bottom of this page, or by going to the ClubExpress web site.


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For information about OHV riding and camping opportunities in the San Bernardino National Forest around Big Bear, please contact the Big Bear Discovery Center at (909) 866-3437. The Discovery Center is able to provide trail maps, information regarding current OHV use in the National Forest, campground information and off-road riding recommendations. Please be aware that some of the volunteer staff may have an anti-OHV agenda. We cannot answer individual questions about OHV riding in Big Bear. To learn more about the subject, please consider joining the Big Bear Trail Riders.

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