The Fox US Open of Mountain Bike is coming to the West Coast on September 12-15th. A fact which may seem trivial, except when you consider it's the first time in the event's history.  We are proud to be the title sponsor and thrilled to have the event in our own backyard - Snow Summit Bike Park in Big Bear Lake, CA.

 

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We're really looking forward to hosting the Fox US Open on the west coast for the first time in our 16 year history! Not only is Big Bear Lake a beautiful location, the town has deep roots in MTB racing. Snow Summit is investing in their bike park and we like their long-term vision. And they know how to throw a good party, so we're feeling right at home!

— Clay Harper, Event Director, Fox US Open

 

View of Big Bear Lake. Location of 2019 Fox US Open of MTB

 

The Fox US Open of Mountain biking will feature a wide range of events including Downhill, Enduro, best whip competition and USO Next Gen Youth Downhill events - giving the future of the sport a chance to show what they got.

 

Mountain biker riding through the finish line at the Fox US Open of Mountain Bike

 

This may be the first west-coast-hosted Fox US Open of Mountain Biking. But, Snow Summit Bike Park is no novice when it comes to putting on world-class events. They hosted the NORBA Nationals back in the '90s and have made a name for themselves with their annual -  and wildly popular -  Crafts & Cranks event. And with an event in southern California, spectators and athletes can expect beautiful riding conditions with blue skies and plenty of sunshine.

 

Mountain biker jumping his bike at the Fox US Open of Mountain Bike

 

“Snow Summit Bike Park and the entire community of Big Bear Lake are excited to welcome the Fox US Open of Mountain Biking. Summit, similar to the Open, is built around fun on bikes along with sharing similar values to our everyday operations here in the bike park. Both Summit and the Open have a long history with mountain biking, and we are looking forward to the partnership and its future.”

—Clayton Shoemaker, Marketing Director, Big Bear Mountain Resort

 

Three kids cheering on the sidelines of a Fox US Open of Mountain Bike event

 

An outstanding list of US Open partners will join us including GT Bicycles, Red Bull, Cliff Bars, Shimano, Vittoria Tires, and Fox Factory. Spectating is free, and the bike park will be open to the public all weekend. Come join us for an awesome weekend spent riding and watching world-class racing.

 

FOX ATHLETE MTB ROSTER

  • Neko Mulally
  • Bas Vansteenbergen
  • Brett Rheeder
  • Cam McCaul
  • Chris Kovarik
  • Claire Buckar
  • Ethan Nell
  • Katrina Strand
  • Laura Bruneau
  • Loic Bruni
  • Loris Vergier
  • Tahnee Seagrave
  • Kirk Voreis

 

US OPEN EVENT SCHEDULE

Date Time Activity
Wed., Sept. 11 10AM-4PM Chairlifts open
  12PM-4PM Athlete registration opens
Thurs., Sept. 12 9:30AM-5PM Athlete registration opens
  10AM-12PM Downhill track inspection
  10AM-4PM Chairlifts open
  10AM-5PM Vendor village opens
  12PM-2:30PM Open/junior 17-18 class downhill practice
  2:30PM-5PM AM class downhill practice
Fri., Sept. 13 7:30AM-4PM Athlete registration open
  8AM-5PM Chairlifts open
  All Day Enduro pratice
  8AM-12PM Open/Jr 17-18 class downhill practice
  9AM-5PM Vendor village opens
  10AM-12PM AM Dual Slalom practice/qualify
  12PM-2PM Open Dual Slalom practice/qualify
  12PM-4PM AM class downhill practice
  5PM Dual Slalom finals
    Dual Slalom awards immediately following
Sat., Sept 14 7AM-12PM Athlete registration opens
  8AM-5PM Chairlifts open
  8AM-11:30AM AM class downhill practice
  8:30AM GT Enduro race
    GT Enduro awards immediately following
  9AM-5PM Vendor village opens
  11:30AM-2PM Open/Jr 17-18 class downhill practice
  1:30PM GT Enduro awards
  2:30PM Intense Cycles DH qualifying
  6PM USO best whip conpetition
    Live performance TBA
Sun., Sept 15 7:30PM-9AM Next Gen only registration/pick up
  8AM-10AM Next Gen youth downhill practice
  8AM-4PM Chairlifts open
  9AM-4PM Vendor village opens
  10AM-12PM Open/Jr 17-18 class downhill practice
  10:30AM Next Gen youth downhill race
  12:30PM Intense Cycles DH finals
    Downhill awards immediately following

 

 

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