Kevin Johnson tackles the tough switchbacks on #6 at the 2011 Ridge Festival
The short track cross country event started at 2:30pm on the same day. As the name implies it is a much shorter version of the cross country event and a bit more technical. The event took place right in Redwood Park at the base of the community forest. Racers battled out for 20-30 minutes depending on their class, and proved their ability on both the flats and the technical sections. I also photographed the short track race hiding in the ferns in the technical section.
Jason Hayes pushing pedals during the short track race.
The SuperD and Downhill events took place Sunday at Tish Tang near Willow Creek, CA. Riders came out with their squishy bikes and battle armor for a chance to be gravity king or queen.
Kent Johnson blasting over a drop in the downhill race on Sunday to take first in his category.
To check out all the photos from each of the events go to jmbarnesphoto.com.