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.