The Polar Bear Grand Tour consists of 550 motorcyclists from all over the NJ, NY, PA, DE, and CT area who each individually ride to a designated destination each Sunday. Points are awarded for each ride. When we each reach the destination, we sign-in and write down how many round-trip miles we traveled to get there. Then there is usually a restaurant at the site or nearby where small groups will congregate. There are no planned routes or group rides to get to the destination. The sign-in is usually between 11:30 am & 1:30 pm unless otherwise posted. There are no planned rides after the sign-in. The Polar Bears represent many individual groups and we all come together to ride during the winter under the Polar Bear banner. Check out our Rules section and look at our Current Pictures section to see what's going on at the destinations.
The Polar Bear Grand Tour membership is divided into two groups, Flight "A" lead by John Bachota and Pat Bachota and Flight "B" led by Joan Roselli and Jim Guiteras. These are your FLIGHT LEADERS and are available to answer any questions you may have. 24 Sunday rides are scheduled to the various destinations throughout the 5-state area. See our Ride Schedule section for a description and dates of the rides. For the 2016-2017 season, rides start October 30, 2016 and end April 30, 2017. Both start and end destinations are at Cape May V.F.W.
Pre-registration for each Polar Bear Grand Tour season is conducted online in the summer. After that, you may register at any destination event, although the Cape May ride is usually preferred.