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Big Bear Mountain Bikers Represent In Two Championship Events!

Big Bear, Ca, October 3rd, 2011, 1:00pm – This past weekend Big Bear mountain bike racers were well represented at the California State Championships in Temecula, and at the 24 Hours National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  17 year old Casey Williams, along with team mates Shane Skelton, Tyler Copela, and Ryan Geiger competed as a four man junior team for the third year in a row at the 24 hour National Championships.  This is the third year that the team has won the junior division, and this year the team came in second overall, only 10 minutes behind pro team, Pro Cycling.  In California, the Burton Boys all competed and made it to the podium with 13 year old Ryan, and 11 year old Zach both getting 4th in their age groups, and younger brother 9 year old Alec placed1st in his division, beating the rest of the group by over eight minutes.  Evan and Elle Williams both placed 2nd in their age groups, and sadly brother Cameron crashed on the course and did not finish.  Local pro riders also made an appearance on the podium with Allan Laframboise taking 4th place and Karen Lundgren taking 3rd place in the 50-mile endurance race.  Derek Hermon of Bear Valley Bikes took 3rd in the Pro Men’s Super Downhill race, with John Nobil taking 4th overall for the Pro Men’s...

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Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race Is Full Of Big Bear Locals!

Big Bear, Ca, May, 23, 2011, 1:00pm – The locals came out in full force this past weekend for the Big Bear Shootout #1 mountain bike race.  Teams Bear Valley Bikes, Chains Required, Steven K Pro Sports, and Loeka teams were well represented with  Romolo Forcino and Ely Woody from team Chains Required placing 4th and 5th in the Pro Mens Feild.  Local Big Bear rider Lauren Gregg Riding for team Loeka took first place for Cat 1 women 19-29, and had the best Cat 1 ‘ time for the entire field.  The Bear Valley Bikes women’s team was well represented with many top spots, and podiums for the ladies including:  Cythina Miranda, Veronica Eliasson, Alison Hyde, Louise Boyer and Michelle Russell).  The Williams family continue to do well with Evan Williams placing first in Category 2 Juniors, older brother Casey placing second in Category 1 Juniors and 11 year old Elle Williams placing 2nd for Junior Women 14 and under.  Another family of cyclists to watch out for are the Burton Boys with nine year old Alex Burton took first place for the Junior men 10 and under, beating the rest of the competition by over 8 minutes.  Brothers Zachary and Ryan Burton also did well placing 4th and 2nd in their feilds.  The next Big Bear Shoot Out will be on June 19th, and will also be one...

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Cycling Association Hosts Open House

Big Bear, Ca, May 2, 2011, 8:00am – The Big Bear Cycling Association will be hosting an Open House and Expo at Nottingham’s Restaurant,  Wednesday May 4th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  According to the Big Bear Cycling Association, this event is the place to find out everything you need to know about riding the roads and trails of the Big Bear Valley.  Big Bear Cycling welcomes all riders of all abilities.  The Cycling Association host’s community rides, which will start on Saturday May 7th, and continue through the summer months.  Community rides are for all levels of riders, and are a great place to meet people, become more comfortable with cycling, and find fellow cyclists to ride with.  The following organizations will be at the Open House and Expo:  Bear Valley Trails Foundation, Mountain Fitness Center, Bear Valley Bikes, Tour de Big Bear, Open Air Big Bear, Blauer’s Cannondale, and many more.  This event is free and is designed to get you ready for a spring, summer and fall of exercise, and riding.  As always the Cycling Association invites you to come “Ride with Us.”  For more information on group rides, timed training rides, and rider development visit BigBearCycling.com. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30664.mp3|titles=Cycling Open House 2011...

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Bear Valley Bikes Women’s Team Isn’t Afraid To Get Dirty

Big Bear, Ca, April 7, 2011, 8:00am – Bear Valley Bikes, the local bike shop and bike team that originally started in 1993 as Big Bear Bikes has gone through many changes over the years.  In 2000 current owner Derek Hermon took over the shop and the team, and this year has established Bear Valley Bike’s first ever stand alone Women’s Team.  “To get more women involved in cycling is our goal,” said Hermon, “Our aim is to both support our current female riders as well as introduce new members to the sport and to racing.”  The new Bear Valley Bike’s women’s team consists of 16 riders so far, including 10 year old Mnt. Bike National Champion Elle Williams, adventure racer Karen Lundgren, and runner Michelle Russell.  The team is for women of all levels, and beginners are always welcome.  Russell rides for the team, and is currently in second place in the Kenda Cup Series, in the women’s Cat 3 division ages 40-49. Russell has been riding bikes recreationally for years, however it was last year when her husband encouraged her to race that she first tried. “I came in dead last but had the best time ever,” said Russell. “I like that Bear Valley Bikes has encouraged all levels of women riders to participate in Mountain Bike Racing this season.  Meeting other like minded women who don’t...

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Big Bear Local Becomes Goldsprints World Champ

Big Bear Lake, Ca, September 28, 2010, 4:00pm – The Goldsprints World Championships were held last Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, in which four Big Bear locals competed.  Derek Hermon, Clay Bennett, Steve Marshall, and Angela Meyers all competed in the stationary bike races, which require riders to spin as fast as they can for 500 and 1000 meters.  Competitors came from across the United States, with a few coming from out of the country to participate.  Bennett, Marshall, and Hermon all made it to the semi finals in the Men’s Division, with Hermon placing third in the 1000 meter final against a professional track racer from Seattle, riders from Salt Lake City Utah, and Boulder, Colorado. Meyers made it to the 1000 meter final in the women’s division, and after beating professional mountain bike riders, and last years Goldsprint winner, won the competition, and became a Goldsprints World Champion.  Meyers took home $420 in cash, and a set of Krietler bike rollers.  “I’m spending the cash on new tires for my car,” said Meyers, “I can’t wait to train on the rollers, they will come in handy in the winter!” Meyers also stated that she was shocked she won, when she just started cycling in March. “It just came naturally,” Meyers said, “I needed to go fast, so I did.”  The four locals that competed all race for...

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