Team Bear Valley Bikes started out the year racing the Southridge KMC Winter Series at Fontana last weekend. The course was fast, technical and a lot of fun. The team dominated in the Men’s, Women’s and Vet Pro classes.
In the pro men’s race, Julien Bourdevaire battled for the win. Team mate Jean-Louis Bourdevaire finished not too far behind the lead in 3rd place. Bear Valley Bikes was also on top of the Vet Pro podium with a win for Stuart Gonzalez with Team owner and director Derek Hermon backing him up in 3rd.
Christine ‘Johny’ Ringo debuted her XC career for Bear Valley Bikes with a strong performance. Riding up front with Pro men she finished an impressive 6 minutes ahead of the other pro women. Alyssa Ringo finished close behind in 2nd place, with Amanda Felder fighting hard for a 5th place finish.
Race #2 in the KMC Southridge Winter Series is scheduled for January 21st. Information on racing at Southridge can be found at http://southridgeusa.com/ and race results for January 7th can be viewed at http://southridgeusa.com/xc-results-1-07-17/