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Baby Bear
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Our signature route is approximately 90 miles. Recommended when the weather is good and you are dressed for the cold.

Mama Bear

This route is like the Papa Bear run, but about 60 miles long. It’s popular with those wanting a shorter ride so they can go watch football.

If the weather is poor, you may choose this ride. This route is the shortest possible distance to the pizza joint.

Sign-in is open from 10am until noon on New Year’s Day. You can begin the ride of your choice at any time.

If you are an individual rider, and would like to ride with a group, we’ll do our best to set you up with one.


Come celebrate the new year with hundreds of motorcyclists from the northwest by participating in the first motorcycle event of the year.

Some of the proceeds of the Polar Bear Run are given to Missionary Ventures. This international organization partners with the Christian Motorcycle Association to purchase motorcycles for pastors in foreign counties (such as Nicaragua, Guatemala, etc.) all over the world.

Everyone is encouraged to enjoy fellowship among fellow riders at Cycle Gear. This is a chance to share tales of the road with friends not seen since the cold weather has set in. There will be complimentary donuts and coffee for you.

Bike blessings are available upon request!

After finishing the ride, warm up at Jimmy O’s Pizzeria and get caught up with riding friends. There you can enjoy some great pizza or hot sandwiches. Please be aware that there will be limited seating at the restaurant this year.

Need a flyer for this event? Click here to download your own copy!


Polar Bear Run T-Shirts are also a very popular item at the event. Each year, shirts are available for sale with the current year’s artwork. Shirts can be ordered online during pre-registration, or can be purchased the day of the event (supplies are limited).

More information on items available can be found on the Registration page.

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The Polar Bear Run is an annual event held on New Year’s Day. The event is sponsored by the Trinity Road Riders and is open to the general public and to all motorcyclists. 2024 will mark the 40th running of the Polar Bear Run.

The Polar Bear Run is a self-guided ride for individual riders or groups. The ride begins at Cycle Gear in SE Portland and ends at Jimmy O’s Pizzeria in Oregon City. Each year, the road captains of Trinity Road Riders design unique ride routes. You can choose to ride 1 of 3 rides.

Cycle Gear

8930 SE Stark Street

Portland, Oregon  97216


Click here for a location map.