Big Bear Choppers’ Ride the Mountain Event Brings Thousands of Visitors (and Choppers) to Snow Summit

Local animal trainer Randy Miller brought tigers and other animals to RTM.

Local animal trainer Randy Miller brought tigers and other animals to RTM.

Big Bear Choppers’ seventh annual Ride the Mountain event once again brought thousands of visitors to the Big Bear Valley. Though Andy Meadors of Big Bear Choppers says that he heard from a number of bikers that the rainy weather off the mountain kept some from coming, over 5,000 attended Saturday’s festivities, which included stunts and freaks and rockabilly band the Chop Tops under the circus tent at Snow Summit. Meadors says the day was “definitely a success”–in part, he adds, “because this is such an affordable getaway for the biking community.” Big Bear Choppers, on Sunday, had magician Criss Angel on site at their Fox Farm facility, for a free meet and greet. Says Meadors, “Criss Angel rolled up in his Rolls Royce, and we had another thousand people here to see him, with a line all the way down the street. Criss Angel fans from all over the nation flew in for this, including a family from New York, whose 15-year-old daughter is a Criss Angel fan.” In addition to serving as a boost to the local economy, proceeds from Saturday’s Ride the Mountain will benefit the Benevolent Fund at Community Church by the Lake, which offers assistance to local families in need seven days a week.

Big Bear Choppers' Mona Alsop (right) made a visit to local artist Jeannie Houston Antes' booth displaying her vibrant and funky mosaics.

Big Bear Choppers' Mona Alsop (right) made a visit to local artist Jeannie Houston Antes' booth displaying her vibrant and funky mosaics.

Tim and Nigel Holland, all smiles, stopped to check out the dazzling orange and purple custom bike designed by Team Diva Amy.

Tim and Nigel Holland, all smiles, stopped to check out the dazzling orange and purple custom bike designed by Team Diva Amy.

Headlining band the Chop Tops, a rockabilly trio, saluted Carl Perkins as the "true King of Rock and Roll."

Headlining band the Chop Tops, a rockabilly trio, saluted Carl Perkins as the "true King of Rock and Roll."

Despite the threat of rain, over 5,000 attended the Ride the Mountain event at Snow Summit on Saturday.

Despite the threat of rain, over 5,000 attended the Ride the Mountain event at Snow Summit on Saturday.

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