Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Can I volunteer?

A: Yes! We can’t put on a world-class event without world-class help. After a lengthy interview process and physical fitness test we’ll assess your social skills and volunteering aptitude. Just kidding. Learn more.

Q: Does my pass include the lake cruise?

A: No, that’s separate from the weekend pass, but you can buy cruise tickets here.

Q: How do I get to Big Bear?

A: For your convenience we’ll include simple directions at the bottom of the Ride & Stay page.

Q: How do I find Event check-in and the events once I get there?

A: That’s easy! Event check-in is at the host hotel. We’ll have a list of locations and addresses for each event and you can sign up for text alerts here.

Q: Where’s more info on events?

A: The full lineup is listed by day on the homepage.   Alternatively, you can see the events lined up for comparison between the Basic pass and VIP pass here. Events/Venues are subject to change without notice.

Q: What is the weather like?

A: Big Bear sees 300+ days of sunshine each year, usually with little or no clouds. You’ll also be just above 5,000 feet where the sun is much stronger than back in Kansas. Be sure to bring hats and sunscreen – and be sure to use them! Casual resort wear is just fine – shorts, short-sleeve shirts, flip flops, etc. Also, due to the elevation, 1 drink = 2. Fun, huh? That means you’ll get beer goggles much faster than usual, hon. During the weekend, and before and after events where you’re consuming alcohol, be sure to drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get dehydrated, and that’s the most common way to miss out on the ROMPing around. ; )

Q: Who should attend?

A: Everyone! While the majority of fellas are part of the bear community, we encourage cubs, otters and other men who are 21+ to join in the fun. We’re all about inclusion and celebrating diversity.

Q: Do I need a ROMP Weekend Pass to attend?

A: It’s highly encouraged! A ROMP Weekend Pass is required to attend all official events, both at the host hotel and at off-site venues. You’re also able to wait until day-of to purchase event-specific tickets – if any are left.  When you check in at the ROMP Registration table at the host resort you’ll be provided with your weekend wristband. Wristbands will be required to enter all official events. 

Q: Is there just one pass option?

A: Yes, to simplify we’ve offered only one weekend pass.

Q: Will passes be available at the door?

A: No. Passes may only be purchased online. If event-specific tickets are available you may purchase them at the door. Purchase your ROMP Weekend Pass as early as possible so that you don’t miss the fun!

Q: What about Big Bear ROMP pre-comers (early arrivers)?

A: Head up a bit early and mingle (especially the shy ones) and enjoy the pre-comers Party on Thursday starting at 6pm. It will also allow you more time to become acclimated to the elevation, and cruise the other pre-comers!

Q: If I’m not staying at the host hotel, where can I park?

A. There’s ample parking at the host hotel (fee), and also ample parking at the other event locations.

Q: Is this a clothing-optional event?

A: No. Big Bear Lake is nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest, which is primarily federal land – so no public nudity is legal. But what you do behind closed doors…

Q: What if I need to cancel?

A: We’ll be very sad, because you’ll be missing out on an amazing weekend! But life happens and we understand. There are no refunds on weekend passes, and same-year transfers are allowed until August 1. Ticket holder name changes are subject to a $25 change fee for each pass.

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