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Pioneertown Gravel Grinder by Bike for Bender
April 11 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Welcome to the 5th Annual Bike for Bender Pioneertown Fundraiser Ride. This year’s ride will take place March 9th, 2019.
This ride starts at the Pioneertown Sound Stage and takes you 25, 35, or 50 miles across the desert floors and valleys, up steep and rocky jeep roads, and straight up into the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains up to Big Bear. In Yucca Valley, you pass through a variety of ecozones starting with long stretches of Joshua Tree laden paths and then you work your way up scenic jeep and mining roads to the snow-capped mountains at 7000ft.
The climb up is a grueling 3-4 hour grinder that is not for the faint of heart! In some areas the sand is deep, the rocks are big, and there are some “hike-a-bike” sections. You can expect snow, ice and mud at high elevations. The good news is that after the climb, you’ll hit the turn-around point at 12.5, 17.5, or 25 miles and you’ll enjoy miles of fast and pedal-free descending all the way back.
What could be more fun than hanging out at an old cowboy and western film town, camping, bbqing and doing an epic ride with your friends?
Giddyup 50 – 9:00 AM Start, ~50 miles, ~5500ft climbing, difficult – very difficult
Rawhide 35 – 9:00 AM Start, ~35 miles, ~3500ft climbing, moderate – difficult
Tenderfoot 25 – 9:00AM Start, ~25 miles, ~2800ft climbing, moderate NEW DISTANCE
*Aid stations at mile 12, 18, 25, 32, and 38.
Riding for a Reason
Our goal is to raise enough funds for our High School Scholarship Program so we can send deserving kids to the SoCal League Summer Development Camp.
Below is our entry fee schedule. The more you give, the more we’re able to help high school mountain biking in SoCal.
$10 – High School and Middle School Riders.
$30 – Just a Ride
$40 – Includes an event t-shirt.
$65 – Includes an event t-shirt, Pioneertown Stainless Steel Pint Glass, and BBQ.
$100- Includes an event JERSEY, t-shirt, Stainless Steel Pint Glass, VIP Parking and BBQ.
Must preregister by February 25th to guarantee shirt size.
Please help us reach our goal and thank you for your support! Help make this one of the must do events of the year.
Ride spaces are limited so be sure to preregister before it sells out!