Bike the Bear
Bike the Bear is an opportunity for your Troop, Team or Crew to participate in a 50/100 mile bike ride around Bear Lake to complete your Cycling Merit Badge. As a Boy Scout organization we encourage lifelong fitness activities that will encourage us all to stay physically active throughout our lives.
This year, due to road construction on the east side of the lake, the route will start in Garden City to Idaho State park on the east side and then return along the same route back to Garden City. See the map.
- September 21-22, 2018
- Sign-in and registration at Camp Hunt on the September 21, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
- Pasta Dinner at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Ride Starts on the 22rd at Raspberry Square in Garden City at 7:30am. We will stagger start time to eliminate a huddle of bikers. Last biker will leave no later than 8:00am.
Cost includes T-Shirt if registered before Sept 1, 2018, pasta dinner on September 22, camping at Camp Hunt, 6 full support stations on the course, a medal for finishing the race and all proceeds will go towards supporting the Trapper Trails Council.
- Scout and Leader -
- $20 if registered before September 1, 2018
- $25 from September 1-15, 2018
- $30 from September 16 to day of event
- Non BSA Participant -
- $30 if registered before September 1, 2018
- $35 from September 1-15, 2018
- $40 from September 16 to day of event
- Non Rider Dinner -
- $7 if registered before September 15, 2018
- $10 from September 16, 2018 to day of event
Camp Hunt, on the Western Shore of Bear Lake just north of the Utah State Marina in Garden City, UT. The address is 2000 N Bear Lake Blvd. We will provide camping space at Camp Hunt for the first 400 people who signed up to camp the night before. Sign-in and last minute registrations as well as a pasta dinner will be held at Camp Hunt Lodge. If you do not get a space at Camp Hunt to spend the night, you are still welcome to come to the Pasta Dinner, but will need to spend the night somewhere else. You can also just come and pick up your packet and register on Saturday morning.
Day of the ride, the starting will be at Raspberry Square in Garden City. The end will be at the City parking north of the LDS Church. Please park at the City parking north of the LDS church across the street and walk over to the Square to begin.
Bike the Bear is open to all bikers, beginners to experts. Scouts and Leaders are encouraged to use this ride to finish the Cycling Merit Badge. Each rider must sign a liability waver and follow the rules of the road. These will be emailed to each group/individual who signs up. You can return this waver via email, or turn it in at check-in the night before the race. But no-one will be able to ride without all forms signed. All riders are required to wear a helmet and to use proper hand signals. For safety, riders should ride in single file lines as far to the right edge of the road as safely as possible.
If you want to ride 100 miles, you need to tell the staff at registration beforehand and leave in the first wave at 7:30am. Support around the lake will end at 3:00pm
We will have a lot of volunteers to ensure safety. These volunteers include adults at every intersection to help the riders and vehicles be aware of each other. There will be 6 feed zones/rest areas approximately every 10 miles around the lake with snacks and drinks for all the riders. These areas will be manned by 4-5 volunteers as well as members of the Bridger Land Amateur Radio club to assist with communications. We will also have bicycle mechanics and tools available to assist riders if needed as well as first responders for first aid if needed.
There will be road signs along the route to help make motorists aware of the cyclists on the road.