Supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo
at Moonridge since 1989

21st Annual Run for the Grizzlies

July 23, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Bartlett Events Center (next to the Chamber of Commerce)
630 Bartlett Rd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
As of July 15th the registration fees increased to: $35 rider #1 / $30 rider #2.
Host: Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo / Event Planner: Ellen Clarke. Registration: Gale Nichols

The 21st Annual Run for the Grizzlies
    Motorcycle Poker Run & Event


The Run for the Grizzlies is an annual fundraiser for the grizzly bear family at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo; proceeds will help to build a new, modern, state of the art grizzly habitat at the new Big Bear Alpine Zoo.







  • The event is open to the public and all motorcycles are welcome.
  • There will be 7-poker stops around scenic Big Bear Lake.  
  • The event will be held in the Bartlett Events Center located in the Village of Big Bear Lake.
  • Listen and dance to the live music of “Damn Good Question”.
  • Enjoy food, beer and cocktails.
  • Visit our many vendor booths
  • Check out dozens of raffle items and bid on valuable silent auction items. 
  • There is also a Chapter Challenge competition and a 50/50 drawing.     


SORRY.. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Next Year Register Online to Avoid the lines!  Online registrants will be able to pickup up their t-shirts and bags at “Will Call” the day of the event. Registration fee includes an event t-shirt, a Run pin and the printed program.   Registration questions?  Contact FOBBAZ at 909-878-4200. 



Sponsorship – There are three sponsor levels available: the “Ayla Bear,” the “Mama Tutu Bear”, and the “Harley Bear.”  An attractive package of benefits is available for each sponsorship level, added benefits are provided with higher sponsorship levels.   SPONSOR

Check Out Our 2016 Sponsors:

RFG 2016 Sponsor        Russ Brown logo_2016

                                                                Motorcyclists Sign up for

                          Free Emergency Roadside Assistance / click on Russ Brown logo


Vendor SpaceSOLD OUT!! Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list. 37 – 10×10  VENDOR SPACES – SOLD OUT!


Advertise in our Printed ProgramThe 5×7 printed program, provided to all riders, includes the agenda, and Poker Run tally card, and more information about the Grizzlies and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo.  Half and full page advertisements are available.   ADVERTISE


Donations are WelcomeMore than 70 items were raffled off or won in the Silent Auction during last year’s event.  Please consider donating a service or item for the event.  DONATE


Hotel Discounts – Robinhood Resort and Blue Horizons Lodge in Big Bear Lake are offering discounts for our event attendees.  Please come and stay for the weekend – Big Bear Lake has much to offer!  LODGING


AttendeesAbsolutely no colors, no patches allowed.   


Questions?  Call FOBBAZ at 909-878-4200 or email


Son Harley and mom Tutu - 2008

Mama Tutu and son, Harley – 2008

The Grizzlies Background Story –  The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is unique in that its residents include a  three-member grizzly bear family, which is only one of two grizzly bear families in captivity in the United States.  The grizzly families’ story is fascinating.  Learn how they came to live at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo and how the Inland Empire HOG Chapter helped with the fundraising.  READ MORE





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Some of our previous & current year donors:

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    Colorado Belle Casino Laughlin2




Desert Advenetures

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Knotts Berry Farm

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Santa Ana Zoo





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Action Zipline Tours       bb mountain resorts    Big Bear Marina      paintball park at camp pendleton

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Laguna Grill_small       morongo_logo     LA Rams2 LA Clippers

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Run for the Grizzlies – Artwork Previous Year


ARTWORK - PAST Run for the Grizzlies Events2015_2016

18th & 19th Run for the Grizzlies2

16th & 17th Run for the Grizzlies

14th & 15th Run for the Grizzlies

12th & 13th Run for the Grizzlies