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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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Big Bear Represents in Vegas at Interbike & Cross Vegas!

Big Bear, Ca, September 16, 2011, 12:00pm – Wednesday September 14th was the kick off of the cycle cross season in Las Vegas.  Cycle Cross is a form of bicycle racing in which riders ride on dirt, grass, pavement, and have to go over barriers, normally resulting in cyclists jumping off their bike, and jumping over the barrier, or bunny hopping over the barriers with their bike.  Cross Vegas, the kick off race of the season is a unique event as it doesn’t just have pro men and women’s races, it has a wheelers and dealers category which allows industry professionals to race together.  This year four people from Big Bear competed including Casey, Cameron and Evan Williams, and Paul Romero.  The oldest two Williams brothers Casey and Cameron recently signed on with a new team for Cycle Cross season: team SDG Felt, while younger brother Evan competed in his first Cross Vegas race for Bear Valley Bikes.  Adventure racer Paul Romero also competed in his first cross race for Hammer Nutrition.  Casey Williams started towards the back of the pack in the race and had to pass close to 100 people to get to the front of the pack.  Casey, who is 17 years old, put up a strong fight against other industry riders, and came in 4th overall.  Cross Vegas is such a popular and well attended...

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Casey Williams Selected For USA Mountain Bike Team!

Big Bear, Ca, August, 5, 2011, 4:25pm – 17 year old Big Bear local Casey Williams has been selected to be a part of the USA Cycling Junior Men Cross Country team for the mountain bike world championships for 2011.  Casey is one of four young men to be selected for the junior team, and joins 50 others representing the United States in mountain bike events from downhill racing, cross country racing, and four cross.  Casey has been riding bikes since he was a young child, and has won the US national championships in 2008, and was selected to go to a prestigious international mountain bike camp earlier this summer.  Casey is the oldest of six children to parents Kim and Roger, all of whom ride bikes.  Casey will travel to Champery, Switzerland from August 29th to September 4th to compete in the Mountain Bike World Championships.  KBHR wishes him luck, and congratulates him on his selection to the...

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Big Bear Well Represented at USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships

Big Bear, Ca, July 18, 2011, 12:00pm – Big Bear was well represented this past weekend in Sun Valley Idaho at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships.  The Williams and Burton families both had three members of their family competing.  While the Williams family is no stranger to the National Championships, it was the Burton boys first time.  13 year old Ryan, 10 year old Zach and 8 year old Alec had a great time at their first nationals, according to mom Tiffany Burton, and she said they will definitely do it again.  As for the Williams family, Casey Williams got 5th in the Junior men 16-18 division, with brother Evan getting a close 2nd place in the Men’s 12-14 division.  Sister Elle Williams, who was last years national champ in her division got 5th place after she sprained her ankle running with her bike through a rocky section of the course.  Mom Kim Williams told KBHR, that this year the competition was very strong in all categories.  Lauren Gregg, a local Cat 1 women’s rider got 3rd place, and Dean Swank long time rider for Bear Valley Bikes got 2nd place in his category.  KBHR congratulates all that participated, and who made Big Bear...

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Casey Williams Returns Home From Germany

Big Bear, Ca, June 10, 2011, 1:00pm – Casey Williams, at the age of 16, just returned from Germany after being selected as one of six boys and six girls that represented America at a World Cup Mountain Bike Race.  Williams told KBHR that going to Germany was an amazing experience, and one that he learned a lot from. Williams is the oldest of six children to parents Kim and Roger who also are very athletic and active.  Kim and Roger have previously competed in adventure races together, and still ride bikes, kayak, ski, hike and bring the kids along for the fun!  Next on the list for Casey is a possible trip to New York to compete in another world cup race, then it’s off to the US National Championships in Idaho in July.  KBHR congratulates Casey Williams for being selected to go to Germany, and thanks him for representing Big Bear and the United States! [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30814.mp3|titles=Casey Williams Returns From...

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