Bear Tubing 2016 Regular Registration Ends Soon

Not registered for Bear Tubing yet? Thinking of going? Don't delay, 'cause Regular Registration ends Monday August 29! This is your last opportunity to register at the regular fee of $70 AND get the exclusive Bear Tubing t-shirt. To register, click on over to today!

Not familiar with Bear Tubing?  Bear Tubing is a Texas tradition for gay Bears, friends and admirers!  Every year, over 300 guys gather in New Braunfels for a relaxed weekend of fun, featuring a lazy float down the Comal River in inner tubes!

It kicks off Friday evening, September 23 with a Welcome Pool Party and Dinner at our main hotel, the Gruene Outpost River Lodge.  Check in, relax, grab some grub and meet and greet all of your friends as they arrive at the Resort.

On Saturday morning there will be an optional light breakfast served (food truck - bring cash).  At 11 AM, it's the Main Event: you and your friends on a lazy float down the spring fed Comal River, enjoying the hot weather and the cool water with your favorite frosty beverages.

After tubing, you're free to explore New Braunfels and the nearby surroundings, take a siesta, or just relax and hang by the pool.  Then, in the evening, meet up for the Saturday Night Dinner and Pool Party at the Gruene Outpost River Lodge.  New for 2016 - enjoy a special Saturday Night Drag show and Underwear Auction!

On Sunday, pack up your bags, check out of the hotel, and say goodbye to your friends, old and new before heading home.

Registration includes:

  • Tube rental with bus transportation to / from the Resort
  • Friday and Saturday pool parties (with transportation between the hotels)
  • Saturday Drag Show and Underwear Auction
  • Friday and Saturday dinners
  • Bear Tubing T-shirt! (included with Early Bear and Regular Registration only)

For more information, including schedule, directions, frequently asked questions and updates, click on over to

You won't want to miss it... Register below and book your lodge reservation today!