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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.

About the Beer Tasting

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. 


  • 1-Day Tasting Ticket (21+) - $30
  • 2-Day Tasting Ticket (21+) - $50
  • 1-Day Activities Pass (Kids) - $49
  • 1-Day Activities Pass (Adult) - $59

Tasting tickets include unlimited tastings during the times listed above and a souvenir glass. Purchase online early July.
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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. Race categories include Cross-County, Downhill, Enduro, Pump Track, Slopestyle, High Air, Endurance, and eBike (men and women/pro and amateur).

Registration is open to the public. Participants can register in advance online, or on-site* the morning of the event.

*Cash and checks will only be accepted for on-site registration.

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$40,000 Prize Purse Breakdown

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Race Category

Pump Track

$2,000 purse

Prize breakdown TBD bases on entries

High Jump

$4,000 purse

Prize breakdown TBD bases on entries


$6,000 purse

Prize breakdown TBD bases on entries

Event Schedule


Friday, June 21

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

Racer registration & packet pick-up

8:30 a.m.

Ticket windows open

9:00 a.m.

Chairlifts open

2:00 p.m

Enduro practice

2:45 p.m.

Enduro rider meeting

3:45 p.m.

Enduro race

4:00 p.m.

Slopestyle qualifying

5:30 p.m

Pump Track qualifying

Saturday, June 22

7:30 a.m.

Chairlifts open

8:00 a.m.

Ticket windows open

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

Downhill practice

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

On-site registration open

12:00 p.m.

Downhill race

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

Beer tasting

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

Live performance by The Curly Wolf

1:30 p.m.

Slopestyle race

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Live performance by Buck-O-Nine

3:30 p.m.

Pump Track practice

3:45 p.m.

Pump Track race

5:30 p.m.

High Air contest

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Live performance by Unwritten Law

Sunday, July 23

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Registration and packet pick-up at the Adventure Academy


8:30 a.m.

Endurance race


10:00 a.m.

Cross-Country race


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

Beer tasting


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

Live performances by Fare Game


1:45 p.m.

E-Bike race


2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Life performances by Argo Mucho

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Please contact Sean Moughan ( for event vendor/sponsor information by July 14, 2017.


  • 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 event ticket to participate in the tastings and beverages will be available to purchase a la carte before/after the tastings.
  • What bands are playing? Saturday – Unwritten Law, Buck-O-Nine, The Curly Wolf; Sunday – Fare Game, Agro 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 event tickets? There are multiple one- and two-day event ticket options available. See above for prices.
  • Do event tickets receive chairlift access? No, tickets for the Bike Park and/or Scenic Sky Chair 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