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Enjoy bikes, music and beer? We certainly do at Vital, which is why when Snow Summit mentioned their upcoming event we felt the need to let the masses know about the awesomeness that's sure to ensue this weekend. Press release and details below!


Join us October 10th for the First Annual Crafts & Cranks presented by the Big Bear Lake Brewing Company marking the return of Downhill Racing to Summit and an outdoor, craft brewfest featuring the West Coast's premier breweries.

Come enjoy the beautiful fall weather, watch some exciting bike racing, listen and dance to live music while enjoying great food and Craft Brews from your favorite Californian Brewers.

The weekend's racing schedule includes a DownHill Race, a Gravel Grinder, a three leg Enduro Race and the California State Cross-Country Championships.

Our start list for the DH is filling up quickly with online registrants. The race is limited to 250 riders and with a Cash Purse of $12,000.00 there is some dough on the line in our Open Class. The breakdown goes like this: Men’s 1st- $5,000; 2nd- $2,500; 3rd- $500; Women’s 1st- $2,500; 2nd $1000; 3rd- $500.

The complete schedule and racer registration are available on Team Big Bear's site.

A limited number of Special Lift/Lunch/Brewfest Packages are available for $69 in advance by calling 844-GO2-BEAR. Due to the limited amount of packages, they will be available on a first come-first served basis via phone reservations. If there are any remaining packages they may be purchase the day of at any ticket window.

Racers may also join in the Brewfest fun for a special rate, available at registration.

Crafts & Cranks admission includes access to the beer garden, a commemorative pint glass and a day of fun in the sun! More details here and here.

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