Vital MTB Ditch Day

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.

[caption id="attachment_3991" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kyle Strait showed up to get Westridge runs in. #westridgeallday"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3988" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="During the rain the park looked more like the Northwest than SoCal."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3989" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Those who waited out the rain scored epic conditions!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3987" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Andre Pepin was looking good all day repping Ellsworth and One."][/caption]