Bike the Bear

Many thanks to Symbol Arts for sponsoring this event!

Who Should Participate?


Bike the Bear is an opportunity for your Troop to participate in a 50 or 100-mile bike ride around Bear Lake to complete your Cycling Merit Badge. This year participants will be able to ride around the entire lake!

Cycling Enthusiasts

Bring your youth group, family or cycling friends and participate in a 50 or 100-mile ride around Bear Lake. Use this as a training round for future races or just a fun race.


  • September 20-21, 2024
  • Sign-in and registration at Bear Lake Aquatics Base on September 20, 2024 between 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Pasta dinner September 20, 2024 between 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Ride starts on September 21, 2024 at 7:30am. We will stagger start time to eliminate a huddle of bikers. Last biker will leave no later than 8:00am.


Pasta dinner on September 20, camping at Bear Lake Aquatics Base, 6 full support stations on the course, a medal for finishing the race and all proceeds will go towards supporting the Crossroads of the West Council.

  • Scout and Leader -
    • $30 if registered before September 1, 2024
    • $35 from September 2-13, 2024
    • $40 from September 14, 2024 to day of event
  • Non BSA Participant -
    • $40 if registered before September 1, 2024
    • $45 from September 2-13, 2024
    • $50 from September 14, 2024 to day of event
  • Non Rider Dinner -
    • $8 if registered before September 13, 2024
    • $10 from September 14, 2024 to day of event


Bear Lake Aquatics Base, on the Eastern Shore of Bear Lake just north of Laketown, UT. We will provide camping space at Bear Lake Aquatics Base for those who sign up to camp the night before. Sign-in and last minute registrations as well as a pasta dinner will be held at Bear Lake Aquatics Base lodge. If you do not get a space at Bear Lake Aquatics Base to spend the night, you are still welcome to come to the pasta dinner, but will need to spend the night somewhere else.


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.


T-shirts will be available for sale at the event.  Quantities will be limited.  $20 each.

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Event Downloads:

File Name Description
Bike the Bear Release from Liability Download
Participant Guide 2023 Event schedule, reminders and turn-by-turn directions. Download, print and share! Download