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40298 Big Bear Blvd,
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
The weather was looking ominous in Temecula for the first Kenda Cup race of 2017, but the team lucked out and the weather held good for an amazing weekend of racing at Vail Lake. We had a great crew out representing Team Bear Valley Bikes. All the pros; Jullien, Jean-Louis, Derek, Stuart, Christine, Alyssa and Amanda came out and got some great results in a large field of 16+ riders. Stuart Gonzales took forth in the Open Mens Endurance race and brothers Julien and Jean-Louis Bourdevaire came 4th and 8th in the Mens Pro Category. In the Pro womens race, Christine ‘Jonny’ Ringo was on top of the podium again, followed by Alyssa in 4th and Amanda Felder in 5th.
Backing the pro team up in Cat 1 we had Sandy Blakeslee-Grimes, Dave Lippert, Scott McCosh and Ken Ridley representing the team. Sandy came in 1st place in the Womens 50+, Dave and Scott raced to 5th and 9th in a strong group of men aged 45-49 and Ken placed 6th in the mens 60-65 category. In Cat 2 Shelby Kawell raced well and earned 3rd place on the podium. Overall we had a great time and the day was full of fun and smiles. The team can’t wait to get back out there at Southridge this weekend for the KMC Winter Series, and is looking forward to Kenda Cup #2 at Fontana on April 1st.
While most of SoCal was getting hammered by a gnarly set of storms, bringing both rain and snow, it was time for race #2 in the Southridge Winter series for Team BVB at Fontana. Saturday provided a brief reprieve in the weather with the sun shining through in time for the race. The team yet again had a strong presence in the men’s, women’s and vet pro categories, dominating in each. In the Pro men, brothers Julien and Jean-Louis Bourdevaire took both 2nd and 4th place. In the Pro women’s, it was an in-house battle between our three pro female teammates, resulting in the win from Christine ‘Johny’ Ringo, with Alyssa Ringo in 2nd and Amanda Felder taking the 3rd spot on the podium. Stuart Gonzalez took the top of the Vet Pro podium, closely followed by Derek Hermon in 3rd. Race #3 in the Series is this weekend at Southridge Park in Fontana. The question is, will anyone show up who can challenge the performance of team Bear Valley Bikes so far? Or will the team continue in it’s domination of the Southridge Winter Series? For more info on this race series visit www.southridgeusa.com. See the race results for the series so far at southridgeusa.com/xc-results-1-21-17. Photo’s thanks to Linda Ringo & PBCreative.