For those of us in SoCal, the reopening of the Snow Summit bike park in Big Bear a year ago was a big deal. Most Mondays in the Vital office last summer consisted of all kinds of chatter about it: how fun it was, how conditions were, how much our hands hurt, “You only did how many runs?,” how fast so-and-so was going, etc. You get the idea.
To kick off this season, we created the first-annual Vital MTB Ditch Day. The goal was to get some friends together and create a fun industry event. We like riding, you like riding, everyone likes riding. Good idea, right? It was, actually–people were stoked. We had over 110 VIPs attend: numerous industry people, top riders, retailers, and more. We even had some of our throttle-twisting motocross friends attend, including the Vital MX staff. We scored with a mid-day rain that rewarded those who waited it out with epic conditions.
All in all, it was a great event, a great kick off to the 2014 season, and a great idea that we can’t wait to do again.
Below are select photos. Check out full coverage here, including more photos, video, and an Instagram feed.
Kyle Strait showed up to get Westridge runs in. #westridgeallday
During the rain the park looked more like the Northwest than SoCal.
Those who waited out the rain scored epic conditions!
Andre Pepin was looking good all day repping Ellsworth and One.
Until next year......