While downhill racers across the country waited for snow to thaw and ski-slopes to return to their summer shade of grassy-brown, SoCal racers have been enjoying the bluebird weekends in Fontana, racing in the Southridge Racing Winter Series. Organizers host a weekend of mountain-biking that have some participants choosing to camp for the two-day mountain-mash.
We stopped by on a Sunday to watch riders of all ages scream down the technical course while spectators scattered across the mountain wall to cheer riders on during their speedy descent. The summer brings temperatures in the 100’s to this inland region of SoCal, but a light winter-rain was enough to make the hills spring verdant and lush, a perfect backdrop for facing fear and chasing air. – VP www.southridgeusa.com