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Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Mountain Resort is a year-round destination for high energy outdoor experiences. Revered for its skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and home to Southern California's only lift-served hiking and mountain biking during the summer months.

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Crafts & Cranks


Bikes, Beers & Good Times

Join us for the 3rd annual Crafts & Cranks – July 22-23 at Snow Summit.

Part bike race, part beer festival, with live music and a few carnival rides mixed in for fun, Crafts & Cranks is a one-of-a-kind event for mountain bikers, craft brew aficionados, and outdoor enthusiasts at Snow Summit - aka the mountain biking Mecca of Southern California.

Get your tickets today and join the fun!

About the Beer Tasting & Activities

Enjoy tastings from 40 craft beers on Saturday, July 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 23, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tasting tickets also includes a souvenir glass (while supplies last).

Spend a day of family-friendly fun with unlimited access* to all Basecamp Activities (climbing wall, zip line, Eurobungy® trampoline, QUICKjump), carnival rides, and Scenic Sky Chair. Activity pass valid from:
  • Saturday, July 22: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.**
  • Sunday, July 23: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Activity Passes do not include tasting or Bike Park access.
**Carnival Rides will be open until 7:00 p.m. Basecamp activities will close at 4:00 p.m.




$30 plus tax




$50 plus tax




$59 plus Tourism Assessment




$49 plus Tourism Assessment

12 & under


21st Amendment Brewery

Hell or High Watermelon (Wheat)
El Sully (Mexican-Style Lager)

AleSmith Brewing Company

Spezial Pils (German Pilsener)
San Diego Pale Ale .394

Anthem Brewing Company

Pear Cider
Cheery Cider
Hop Cider

Avery Brewing Company

Real Peel IPA (Tangerine IPA)
White Rascal (Belgian-Style White Ale)
Specialty Tap: Liliko'i Kepolo (Belgian-Style White Ale with Passionfruit)

Ballast Point

Kern River Brewing Company

Isabella Blonde (American Blonde Ale)
Just Outstanding (American IPA)

The Lost Abbey

Witches Wit (Witbier)
Avant Garde (Bière de Garde)

Mammoth Brewing Company

IPA 395 (American Double / Imperial IPA)
Dos Osos (American Amber / Red Ale)
Specialty Tap: Elderberry Sour (American Wild Ale)

Modern Times

Pilsner Ice (American Adjunct Lager)
Blazing World (American Amber / Red Ale)
Specialty Tap: Fortunate Islands (American Pale Wheat Ale)

Mother Earth Brewing

Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale
Say When (American IPA)

New Belgium Brewing

Oskar Blues Brewery

Dale's Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)
Fugly IPA

Pizza Port

Grandview Golden (American Blonde Ale)
Swami's IPA

Refuge Brewery

West Coast Radical Red Ale
Blood Orange Wit (Witbier)

Saint Archer Brewing

Stone Brewing

Ghost Hammer IPA
Ripper (American Pale Ale)
Specialty Tap: Mocha IPA

About the Races

Participants in the two-day, multi-discipline event will compete to win part of the $40,000 cash prize purse, which is one off the largest on the West Coast.

Registration is open to the public and is available online or in-person. Cash and checks will only be accepted for on-site registration. Please check registration details for qualification requirements. See the event schedule for qualifying/race dates and times.

Register for Cross-Country >>

Register for Endurance >>

Register for Enduro >>

Register for Downhill >>

Register for Pump Track, Pro-Line, and High Air >>
**Pump Track and Pro-Line qualifying is on Friday, July 21 (see event schedule for times). No qualifying required for High Air contest.

  • Cross-Country: Race begins at Bear Mountain on 2N10 and ends at Snow Summit.

  • Downhill: Race will be on Miracle Mile, featuring rough terrain with jumps, drops, and other obstacles.

  • Endurance: 100km race on trails/dirt roads with paved connecting sections. Best time wins.

  • Enduro: Two-part race that combines the excitement of Downhill with the fitness of Cross-Country.

  • High Air: Participants will have three attempts to clear each height and advance to the next round/height. Last rider standing wins. Go big or go home. No qualifying required.

  • Pro-Line: Participant with most difficulty/style in the judges' opinions wins. Qualifying will be on Friday, July 21.

  • Pump Track: Participants will compete in a bracketed, head-to-head format, with the fastest times advancing to the next round. Qualifying will be on Friday, July 21.


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Race Category

Pump Track

$2,000 purse

Prize breakdown TBD bases on entries

High Air

$4,000 purse

Prize breakdown TBD bases on entries


$6,000 purse

Prize breakdown TBD bases on entries


Event Schedule



Friday, July 21

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Race registration & packet pick-up

9:30 a.m.

Ticket windows open

10:00 a.m.

Chairlifts open (Chairs 1 and 2)

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Enduro practice

2:45 p.m.

Enduro rider meeting

3:45 p.m.

Enduro race (Stage 1)

4:00 p.m.

Chairlifts close

4:00 p.m.

Pro-Line qualifying

5:30 p.m.

Pump Track qualifying

Saturday, July 22

8:00 a.m.

Chairlifts open

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Enduro Race (Stage 2)

8:00 a.m.

Ticket windows open

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Race registration & packet pick-up

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pro-Line final

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Beer tasting

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Live performance by The Curly Wolf

3:00 p.m.

Pump Track practice

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pump Track contest

4:00 p.m.

Chairlifts close

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Live performance by Buck-O-Nine

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

High Air contest

6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Live performance by Unwritten Law

8:15 p.m.

Red Bull Movie Premiere: Blood Road

Sunday, July 23

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Race registration & packet pick-up


8:30 a.m.

Endurance race


9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Downhill practice


10:00 a.m.

Cross-Country race


11:45 a.m.

Downhill race


12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Beer tasting


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Live performance by Fare Game


2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Live performance by Aggro Mucho

C&C 2016 Event-6

Live Performances

Saturday, July 22
The Curly Wolf – 1:00 p.m.
Buck-O-Nine – 5:00 p.m.
Unwritten Law – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 23
Fare Game – 12:00 p.m.
Mucho Aggro – 2:00 p.m.

*Times subject to change.

Red Bull Movie Premiere

Join us Saturday, July 22, at 8:15 p.m. in the Snow Summit base area for the screening of Blood Road presented by Red Bull. Admission is free with concessions available at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating available on first-come, first-served basis. Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the site where Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was shot down in Laos more than 40 years earlier. During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit, while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.

Visit the official website for more information: BLOOD ROAD FILM



Vendor Information

Vendor registration is currently closed. For additional questions/information regarding BBMR events please contact Sean Moughan (

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Crafts & Cranks? Now in its third year, Crafts & Cranks is part bike race and part brew fest, featuring 40 craft beers, live music, vendor village, carnival rides, kid’s activities, and one of the largest prize purses on the West Coast.
  • When is the event? July 22-23
  • Where is the event? All competitions, activities, and beer tasting will take place at Snow Summit. Team Big Bear will manage all race organization and participant registration.
  • What time does the event start/end? On-site racer registration begins Friday, July 21, with all competitions, beer tastings, and music performances taking place July 22-23. See the event schedule above for full details.
  • What time are the beer tastings? There will be two (2) beer tasting sessions. Saturday, July 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 23, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guests must purchase a one- or two-day tasting ticket to participate in the tasting sessions and beverages will be available to purchase a la carte before/after the tastings.
  • What bands are playing? Saturday, July 22 – Unwritten Law, Buck-O-Nine, The Curly Wolf; Sunday, July 23 – Fare Game, Aggro Mucho.
  • How much is admission? Admission to the Snow Summit base area is free during the event, but tickets are required for beer tastings, all base area activities (climbing wall, zip line, carnival rides, etc.), the Bike Park, and Scenic Sky Chair.
  • How much are tickets? There are multiple one- and two-day ticket options available. See above for prices.
  • Do tickets include chairlift access? Activity do Passes include access to the Scenic Sky Chair. Beer Tasting tickets do not. Bike Park tickets must be purchased separately.
  • Is camping allowed in the parking lot? Camping is not permitted on BBMR property at any time, but there are several campgrounds located nearby.
  • Are there any age limits/requirements? Crafts & Cranks is open to all ages. Guests must be 21 & over to purchase beer tasting tickets. For more information on competition age requirements go to