Tag: mountain biking

Move For Schools On October 20

The Mitsubishi Cement Corporation’s Educational Foundation presents the 4th annual Ride in the Rocks. The fundraiser features 10- and 22-mile mountain bike courses, a five-mile family ride and a five-mile walk/run. Check in the day of the event, October 20, from 6:00-7:30 a.m at Lucerne Valley High School. Entry fees range from $25 to $190 for teams of six, with all fees going to support Lucerne Valley schools. For more information log on to rideintherocks.com or call (760)...

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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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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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Forest Service Conducts South Big Bear Fuels Reduction Project

Big Bear, Ca, July 18th, 2011, 3:00pm – An uproar came from local mountain bikers last week when portions of a heavily used single-track trail, known as Pirates of the Caribbean, was turned into a fire road.  According to Paul Bennett with the Forest Service last year an environmental assessment was conducted on a 30 acre parcel of forest service land west of Snow Summit, and it was decided that this area of land that includes the Pirates trail needed to be part of this years South Big Bear Fuels Reduction Project.  The trail has been turned into a fire road for the time being so that the forest service can get their equipment into and out of the project area.  Bennett told KBHR that once the project is completed at the end of this summer the trail area will be cleaned up and returned to the mountain biking and hiking community.  However for the project timeline the area is closed off to bikers and hikers for their safety.  Forest Service workers will be using chain saws and other loud machinery, and having people come through the area could be very unsafe.  Bennett told KBHR that mountain bikers are quiet, and if people are using loud equipment to cut a tree, they will not hear cyclists or hikers.  The public is urged to stay away from this area while...

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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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