This year's 7th annual Little Big Bike Festival grew bigger with lots of little. Participants came from all over the US and Canada. Little Big was held at Truckee Bike Park and proceeds went to the building of Truckee Bike Park. All the private funds raised thru their non profit Biking for a Better World.
The purpose of the festival, started by Cortney Knudson and Brooks McMullin 7 years ago, was to share this stoke on 2 wheels and show off what Truckee Bike Park has to offer. Little people, big people, little jumps, big jumps, big progression, little progression, bike riders, vendors, food trucks, DJs and beers made for a fun-filled 2 days of bike festival.
The 2-day festival kicked off with a sold-out women’s clinic. Coaches that are certified from all over get brought in by Cortney and Brooks. The women step their skill levels up with coaches on hand for 5 hours to work on cornering, pumping drops and jumps.
Later that morning the park and coaches added in the skills clinics for the kids. On Saturday afternoon we moved into the dual slalom race followed by the dual pumptrack race. With so many participants, the awards followed in the dark!
Sunday began with the “Lil" Kids on striders and the pumptrack jam. Swag bags were handed out, bubbles were blown and some games of Sharks and Minnows were played, along with the world's slowest race.
Midday brought the Jump Jam for all ages and all bikes. Prizes from all the sponsors were given away to the biggest whip, best trick, most creative line and amplitude.
For the first time ever, Truckee Bike Park hosted an FMB Bronze event and added in a couple of new categories - rookie category and 11-17 yr olds girls and boys. Also new this year was a women’s category. We were the 3rd stop of the Women Slopestyle tour (WST) that Cortney Knudson and Stephanie Nychka put together.
This year Cortney and Brooks raised funds and built a Blue Slopestyle course. Lead builders on the build were Randy Spangler and Greg Watts. The course is one of a kind here in the US and showed with all its glory the day of the Competition for the Rookies, and Amateurs. The judges sat on the corner of the feature we call “The Schlogger” were Randy Spangler, Christian Wright and Josh Bender.
The Pros competed in the late afternoon. Spectators, vendors and music with awards followed. The weekend went off with beautiful weather and minimal wind. We can’t wait for 2020. Stay tuned for dates.
Special thanks to all of our event photographers.@bluecocos
Thank you to all our sponsors
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