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.
September 22-23, 2017
Sign-in and Registration at Camp Hunt on the 22nd, 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Pasta Dinner at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Check in Saturday 23 at 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Ride Starts on the 23rd at Raspberry Square in Garden City at 7:30am. We will stagger start time to eliminate a huddle of bikers. Last wave of riders will be 8:00am.
Cost includes T-Shirt if registered before Sept 1st, Pasta Dinner on the 22nd, Camping at Camp Hunt on the 22nd, 6 full support stations on the course, a Medal for finishing the race and all proceeds will go towards supporting the Boy Scouts of America locally.
Scout and Leader -
- $20 if registered before Sept 1st
- $25 from Sept 1st - 15th
- $30 from Sept 16th to day of event
Non Scouter -
- $30 if registered before Sept 1st
- $35 from Sept 1st - 15th
- $40 from Sept 16th to day of event
Non Rider Dinner -
- $7 if registered before Sept 15th
- $10 from Sept 16th -22nd
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 those who want to camp the night before. Sign-in and last minute registrations as well as a pasta dinner will be held at Camp Hunt Lodge.
Day of the race, the starting and finish line will be at Raspberry Square in Garden City. Please park at the LDS church across the street and walk over to the Square.
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 7:30. Support around the lake will end at 3:00pm
We will have over 50 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 to assist riders if needed as well as first responders at each stop for first aid if needed.
There will be road signs along the route to help make motorists aware of the cyclists on the road.