I am hoping to organize a group of uni trials riders to compete in the Keyesville Bike trials event on Saturday, March 18, 2006. At the same time, there will be a large MTB race in the area as well. It is near Lake Isabella just outside Bakersfield, California. It’s about 1.5 - 2 hours north of Los Angeles. Not sure of the distance from the San Francisco Bay area – anyone know?
Right now the information is still sketchy. I am in contact with the organizers, but I need to know if there is any serious interest in competing. They will set up a separate class for us if we have at least three riders. I think it would be great if we could show up with much more.
Here is a photo of one of the riding areas. Below is a brief description written by one of the promoters – Zak Maeda.
The Keyesville Classic is located in the California Sierra town of Lake Isabella, which is approximately 30 miles East of Bakersfield. Closest big airport is Burbank Bob Hope Airport. From there it’s about a 1 1/2 hr drive.
Closest motel is the Isabella Motel. They fill up fast, so call soon, if you’re definite about coming. 760) 379-2800. There is free camping on site, on some of the most beautiful terrain imaginable. There are clean permanent pit toilets, but camping is primitive. You need to bring water, tent, etc. Lots of free riding and tons of sessioning. At night there are numerous campfires, it’s a pretty sociable group. There are grocery stores, fast food, gas, etc in Lake Isabella, a short 5 minute drive.
Sections are built on big granite rocks, some water, loose sandy riverbeds. This is NOT the event to move up a class, as the sections tend to be tough and challenging. Thanks Tim, for posting the great photo…this is only one of about 10 big rocky areas we use. The loop tends to be on the long side, with 6-8 sections. Weather can be cold & windy, or hot & sunny at this time of year…pretty hard to predict. It will be a fun time!
Post your name if interested. Please post any questions and I will try to get them answered. I have been hoping to get some sort of West Coast Trials comp started for Unicycles, maybe this will be a beginning.
BTW, there is also a 5 weekend series in Fontana California beginning January 28 and running every weekend for the next 5 weeks.