|Future bike terror|
|This did not end well|
|Boys at the end of the Enduro|
|Joe V pleased with his day|
|The bell says it all|
|Take some time and look at every face in this photo. Different strokes for different folks!|
|Kids Race Mission Creek|
|Mission Creek XC Race|
|Turn and Burn!|
Thrills and spills, laughter and tears.......What an amazing experience. So many cool riders from all over the region. I was so busy racing the Enduro and participating that I did not have a lot of time to shoot much.
I have been to a ton of MTB fests in the last six years but I have to say this was a special one for a lot of obvious reasons. Perhaps the biggest thing for me was the inclusion of Gravity riding in the festival. Having Enduro and DH takes the MTB fest experience to a whole new level in my opinion. The crowds were thick and the drama was intense.
The XC race on Sunday was amazing in its own right. The Mission Creek Trails were nearly perfect. Tacky and fast! It was so fun to see the racers just grinning ear to ear and by all accounts people absolutely loved the trails. My hope is that each and every one of those folks goes home and talks about how nice the trails were and how fun the festival in itself was.
Many thanks to COGGS and all the volunteers that made this festival happen. Also even more thanks to Kraus Anderson for their volunteers and the marketing and the partnership. Even in its first year it was so successful and of course with some tweaking it will be even better.
Of course thanks to all the folks that came and raced from all over the Midwest!
I cant wait for next year! But until then, get geared up for the Gitchee Gummee Galivant! It will be the best ride of the year in my humble opinion..........