Recent Mountain Bike News
Last week an estimated 8,500 riders participated in the 20th annual Sea Otter Classic. The event is a four-day festival that offers international racing, beginner through professional and includes mountain biking events, such as cross country (XC), downhill (DH), dual slalom (DS), Dual Stunt, Super Downhill and short track.
Oakley’s Todd Wells won gold at the prestigious Pan American/Continental Championships in Guatemala last weekend. Oakley’s Willow Koerber grabbed gold in the women’s race and Oakley’s Heather Irmiger placed third. “I have been to numerous Pan American/Continental Championships and come close to victory, but never sealed the deal," Wells said in an e-mail. “That is until (last) weekend."
At The Fontana City National, the start of the National mountain bike racing season, Oakley athletes dominated, winning a total of 8 medals. The Fontana race is known for its “urban singletrack” and normally exciting atmosphere as all the best racers amass to kick off the new season.