All Roads Lead to The Women’s Sportbike Rally West
Ladies, we know that not everyone has the same riding experience, so we put together a quick list for you of the various highways that lead to the Rally. Here are our recommendations for which roads to take depending on what your skill level is like.
- Advanced: 330 – this road has the most consistent elevation change. Two lane road (one lane for each direction) with little to no passing visibility, climbs from San Bernardino to the top of the mountain range.
- Advanced: 138 (from the north) – this road is twisty, with large elevation changes and technical turns, dark areas (lots of tree coverage) and a narrow two lanes (one in each direction) the entirety of the journey.
- Intermediate: 18 then 138 – this route is two lanes with dividers through the entire climb up the mountain. Once at the top, the curves are not challenging, but the view can be VERY distracting, so keep your eyes on the road!
- Intermediate-ish: 18 (from the north) – this route is pretty straight and boring until you have to climb to Big Bear. The twisties are tight and the elevation change is drastic, but it only lasts for a few miles. Butler Maps rates this road as difficult. Take this route with a grain of salt and don’t get complacent.
- Beginner: 38 – the least technical route with little-to-no traffic and a gradual elevation change, this is by far the longest way into Big Bear from San Bernardino.
Riding twisty roads can be intimidating and challenging so please remember to ride at your skill level, ask for help and if you can, take an advanced riding class or read up on riding curves before you take off for the Rally.
CHECK OUT THESE CUSTOM MAPS – they’ll take you straight to the Lodge at Big Bear Lake
FROM THE SOUTH (Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego)
From the NORTH (Barstow, Las Vegas, San Francisco)
See you soon, ride safe!