‚Äč  21st Annual Run for the Grizzly Family    

  Big Bear ALPINE ZOO Fundraiser   


Run for The Grizzlies at Pine Knot Landing, Big Bear Lake  

The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (FOBBAZ) invite motorcycle enthusiasts and the general public to the 21st Annual Run for the Grizzlies, that will be held at the Bartlett Events Center, located at 630 Bartlett Road, in the Village of Big Bear Lake.  The Run for the Grizzlies   Event will be Saturday July 23rd morning. The entrance gate will open at 9:30 P.M. and close at 3:00 P.M.  All proceeds will help finance the grizzly bear families’ new habitat to be in the new Big Bear Alpine Zoo

The public and all motorcycles, are welcome!  The Village at Big Bear Lake event will feature live music by a favorite local band, Damn Good Question, in a return to Big Bear Valley performance!  Opportunity prizes drawings and a silent auction will be available to everyone.

The Motorcycle Chapter Challenge Award will be presented to the motorcycle club/chapter with the most members present.  In addition, vendors selling motorcycle items, clothing and jewelry will display their wares. Chad’s Place is sponsoring the live music and will offer food, beer and cocktails at Run for the Grizzlies Event.

The Seven-stop Poker Run will take bikers around Big Bear Lake and include stops at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Chad’s Place, Get The Burger, Big Bear Mountain Brewery, the Fawnskin Moose Lodge, B J’s Sandwich Shop, and as well as the Run for the Grizzlies Event itself, on Barlett Road.   

Event registration includes a Run for the Grizzlies t-shirt, the run pin, and the printed program, that includes the poker card.  

To learn more, please send an email to runforgrizzlies@fobbaz.org, or visit the website at www.runforthegrizzlies.com  

FOBBAZ was formed in 1989 as a non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to support the Big Bear Alpine Zoo through: educating the public regarding treatment, protection, and conservation of wildlife; recruiting and coordinating zoo volunteers; and fundraising.   

In 1996, a three-Grizzly Bear family, including Tutu, Ayla and Harley, arrived at their home for life, at the Big Bear Zoo.   The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (FOBBAZ) have successfully raised funds, to help build the Bears new enclosure at the relocated/new Big Bear Alpine Zoo, with generous donations from the Big Bear Lake community, and throughout the United States.  The Inland Empire Chapter of Harley Davidson owners played a crucial role in raising money and donating labor to build the new enclosure for Tutu, Ayla and Harley Bears.