Will downhill racing return to Big Bear?
After almost five years of gravity riding and racing being suspended it seems like there is a drive to get it back in Big Bear California.
A guy called Henry sent me this today and as he says "...while it may be a big dusty mountain in another country, it would be awesome to see downhill mountain biking returning to the place.":
However since a lawsuit after an accident the resort has been closed to any kind of gravity based riding or racing (bikes are allowed on the lifts, but with heavy restrictions in place and riding is only on the xc trails outside of the resort) since 2005
However, there is now a move to try and get it re-opened. Local pro racers Ian Odom and Amy Cone have being speaking to the owners of the resort as well as the team from Whistler in an attempt to show that it would be great to get graivity riding and racing back in the town.
The first stage is a meeting/ party in the town on the 11th of April with SOCAL's bike industry mixing with the Big Bear locals and businesses at Nottinghams Upstairs Tavern, 40797 Lakeview Drive, Big Bear Lake
at 5 p.m.
While it may be a smallish start at the moment, and while it may be a big dusty mountain in another country, it would be awesome to see downhill mountain biking returning to the place.
For more info check out the webber here.
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