Southridge USA Winter Series – Race 1
The beginning of the year is usually a downtime for riders in the eastern portion of the country, but for west coast racers and weekend warriors, the Southridge Winter Series is both a time to prep and gauge ones self for upcoming races, such as the nationals, which happen at a later date. The series includes XC, DH, 4X, and Super D.
The winter series, however, is different in than most races in that it’s very grassroots, but still attract many professional riders, with the likes of the Atherton’s, Danny Macaskill, Joe Lawwill, Aaron Gwin and trail builder / racer Eric Carter showing up and racing with local talents.
With the first race down, the series still has four races to go happening every two weeks, with the next one set for the weekend of Jan. 22-23.
Photos by: Ryan Smith