A few weeks ago I enjoyed a night out in Oakland to celebrate the impending nuptials of a friend. At the end of the night, we stumbled out onto the street and went our separate ways, while I walked over to the bike rack where my ride was locked up, only to witness the following sight. [more after the jump…]
Big Bear is legendary in the history of our sport, but until recently hasn’t been a destination after closing to downhill mountain bikes in 2004. Fortunately for riders in SoCal, the resort has seen the light and recently reopened to gravity riding. Taking cues from the financial success in Whistler, Gravity Logic— the outfit responsible for the Whistler experience— has been commissioned to design all new trails.
As SoCal’s only lift-served bike park, it’s a popular destination for riders in the area— even with the minimal amount of riding offered. After our post-Interbike riding plans in Hurricane were derailed by freeway closures, we decided to check it out.
[more after the jump…]