Derek Hermon, Team Captain/ Owner of Bear Valley Bikes

Big Bear, Ca, August 30, 2010, 4:00pm – This weekend marked the series finale for the Rim Nordic Mountain bike series.  Teams from Big Bear, California, and Las Vegas came together to compete in Super-D and Cross Country races.  Team Bear Valley Bikes came away with the top spot in both race categories, surpassing the competition in points, and team members.   Pro-rider, team captain, and owner of Bear Valley Bikes bike shop, Derek Hermon, was proud of his team, and what they all accomplished together.  “Bear Valley Bikes is a family,” said Hermon, “ we cant just do it with a few people, it takes all of us to win, and we all love what we do!”  Hermon won the Super-D overalls in the Pro Category, and Sean Donovan of team Cytomax/KHS won the pro overall in the cross-country division, with Romolo Forcino of team Chains Required coming in second.   Other series winners include Bear Valley Bikes team members: Dan Nielsen, Dean Swank, Karen Lundgren, Elle Williams, Casey Williams, Cameron Williams, Evan Williams, Ronda Warden, Connor McCutchon, Steven Fogt, Griffith Vertican, Michelle Russell, and Ana Dvorak.  Other winners include:  Bryan Taylor of Chains Required, David Stowell of Cal Coast Bicycles, Manuel Luna of Tri-a-bike, Mark Mazakas of Lake Arrowhead, Sabine Petersen of Mama Duck Racing, and Danika Bates of Rim of the World High School.  For more information about Rim Nordic racing and cross country skiing go their website at