The US Open of Mountain Biking
It’s the tail end of the mountain bike season. The athletes are tired, equipment is beat up, but the southern California scene is still wanting more. We have been busy in the office at PNG so we couldn’t wait to get out to the mountain to support our athletes on race day.
Friday was dual slalom and the track looked fun with a top section that was flowy with some fun jumps and berms and the second half of the track was technical and blown out with flat turns. Most all of our gravity athletes were on hand for dual slalom and they all came to play. Austen “Bubba” Warren lead the team by example and closed out the night with the overall win the Men’s Pro final.
Saturday was the Enduro and it brings the most riders of any discipline. The course was mulitiple stages of dry, dusty and rocky stages that catered to the most fit athletes. PNG’s pro Enduro rider Spencer Rathcamp finshed the day off with a impressive 5thoverall in a stacked pro class. Saturday night was the whip off where junior phenom Cole Suetos went head to head with some of the world’s best freerider’s where he would hold his own cranking multiple different whips.
Sunday brought out the Big Bike and the Big money. The pro class had a $10,000 pay day for the winner and our very own Bubba Warren was in the mix until a front flat after split two ended his chances of the $10,000. Cole Suetos qualified 3rdbut a small mistake left him with a 3rdon the day. Nezium’s very own Justin Fierro put in a solid ride for a 4th in the competitive 30-39 class. The Stand out of the DH for our team was Mason Salazar winning the 13 under expert class at only 11 years old.
If you want to know how tough the DH course was at Snow Summit check out the GoPro footage from team rider Riley Morgan
The Team at Snow Summit put on an amazing event for all ages and skill levels. We are extremely proud of all of our athletes. We have some amazing people that support our brand and we will continue to support their journey with great product and trackside support. We look forward to see you at the races.