This weekend's 24 Hours of Temecula at Vail Lake, California, USA sees endurance mountain biking luminaries such as Tinker Juarez and Keith Bontrager campaigning on a race course that has been extensively rebuilt after damage from last year's wildfires and heavy winter rains.
Earlier this year, promoter Granny Gear Productions, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and Vail Lake Resort surveyed the impact from last year's fires and the winter, and redesigned the course. With help from a group of local racers, the promoter has spent the last few weeks grooming the course and rebuilding damaged sections.
"We are humbled by the support we're getting," said Granny Gear Productions race director Laird Knight. "It is evident how precious mountain biking is to this area."
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