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On-Road Ride, Big Bear to Joshua Tree, CA

Experience Big Bear and Joshua Tree with Wilderness Collective

We'll experience two iconic Southern California riding destinations in one day. First, we'll ride up the epic Rim of the World Highway to the mountain town of Big Bear. After a stop for lunch at our local favorite spot, Tropicali, we’ll descend the mountain into the Mojave desert, making our way into the world famous Joshua Tree National Park. We can also finish off our ride with an optional dinner at Pappy and Harriets – the classic music venue in Pioneertown.

No motorcycle experience? No problem

This trip is specifically designed for people with no motorcycle experience. Our revolutionary Can-Am Ryker Rally Edition is the perfect fit for this incredible adventure. You’ll feel like you’ve been riding for years the first time you get in the saddle. It’s ideally suited for those who didn’t grow up riding and for couples who are at different experience levels.

Get a glimpse of your upcoming adventure

Travel Details


  • 7 AM meetup at Wilderness in Los Angeles
  • 1hr (depending on traffic) van transport to the ride start at the base of the San Bernardino mountains. Gear up and vehicle orientation.
  • Begin the ride up the mountain to Big Bear at 6,700 ft. elevation
  • Lunch at Tropicali
  • Ride down the mountain in the afternoon and into Joshua Tree National Park
  • Enjoy the desert sunset and transportation back to LA with an optional stop at Pappy & Harriet’s for dinner

An all inclusive adventure


  • Rental of Can-Am Ryker 900cc Rally Edition (no motorcycle license required)
  • Rental helmet
  • Fuel
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide


What to pack


  • Durable riding boots (ankle-high leather is best)
  • Durable, comfortable riding clothing (jeans, leather or jean jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • 1L water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Driver's License


Riders must have a valid driver’s license

If you have additional bags, there is secure storage available.

All the belongings you bring must fit in the backpack/bag we provide or the bag we recommend. All additional bags will be stored securely.

Our Outfitter


The Wilderness Collective guides people through trip-of-a-lifetime adventure experiences, produces films and a printed magazine, all with the intention of inspiring character development through exploration.

Their motto is Wilderness makes you better.

All Wilderness trips have been device-free since the collective started. This means they’ll lock your phone in a safe. And don’t bring a camera either. This is intentional to ensure that you get to experience a unique distraction-free adventure, something that is always a highlight for their guests. They will take all the photos so you can just enjoy the experience.

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