Big Bear Riding Update

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Snow's melted, water's running, dirt's tacky, sun's shining, tree's blooming, bird's singing, bear's pooping...
Big Bear's finally thawed. Rode Holcomb and Deep Creek trails and it's magnificent!
Life's wonderful.
Now, check "Land Closures" posts to help us keep it open.
Thanks.
 

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I have always wanted to ride in the Big Bear area. What is the green/red sticker situation up there?
 

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Practically "green only", since red is only available during winter months, when you can't ride most of it. Although, we rode through January this year.

Also, they've separated many green areas with "street legal" only access, so dual sport is the most practical way to ride everything worth riding.
 

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Sir mtngoat,

Any chance you would head up a trailride for some of the DRN crew?

:D
 

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It would be nice to put together a ride in that area. Maybe a mini spodefest? They seem to be a popular type of event. Were making the trip to Jawbone/Dove Springs this weekend. As it gets warmer we like going up in elevation to keep cool. We plan on spending time at Kennedy Meadows and few others this summer. If anyone wants to put something together I would be willing to help.
 

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Be happy to oblige.
Did one last summer and had ~10 riders and a great time. The best routes "technically" require license plates, however, several enduros are run up here with green stickered bikes through "street legal" trails. Would not recommend red sticker bikes. Lots of options on trail difficulty, but the best scenic rides tend to follow/go to creeks (Holcomb/Deep Creek).
I figure, with all the snow last winter, this summer will be one of the prettiest in the back woods.
 
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Im in,I really want to ride that trail that drops down into the desert.Im already riding every weekend in may so I wont be able to get up there till june.
 

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As long as its all green sticker not within the next 2 weeks I will for sure be there
 
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Do they actually enforce the red sticker thing,I worked on the trails with the rangers once and those rangers said they let the red stickers slide.I also was told by the rangers at gorman that they were also letting it slide.
 

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Brett- I am not sure about Big Bear but a few months back at 138 they were writing tickets. They also said they could impound if they needed to

They also advised us to carry the registration and a copy of id.
 
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I've wanted to ride the trail network in Big Bear, but don't have a clue where to begin and am wary of getting lost. A group ride would be a lot of fun.
 
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Jeff,
were they giving people tickets with red stickers for riding out of season or were they giving tickets to people that had no green or red sticker.I have not heard of anyone getting hasseled over the red sticker thing.