Beech Mountain’s Annual Bikes, Brews ‘n’ Views Event A Huge Success, Thousands Turn Out for Weekend Event

Published Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

by Madison V. Fisler

July 22, 2013. While Beech Mountain Resort’s Bikes, Brews ‘n’ Views has always been a great success, this year really knocked it out of the park despite a little drizzle for the three day weekend of fun. 

Friday night started the weekend out strong with hundreds turning out at the resort to watch Melissa Reaves and Acoustic Syndicate take the stage. 

On Saturday, thousands of visitors flocked to the resort for the famous and much-anticipated beer tasting and contest, where many breweries, both local and visiting, strutted their stuff. Guests received a voting token with the purchase of their tasting glass, and used their token to vote on which beer was their favorite. This year Blind Squirrel Brewery took home first prize, called the Mile High People’s Choice Award, earning the right to have their beer featured and showcased at the resort for the upcoming season. 

“A lot of people enjoyed the beer contest,” said Talia Freeman of Beech Mountain Resort. 

“This year was a little more laid back, with a big turnout of families. We are a very family oriented resort, so there was something for everyone this year.”

The resort even featured inflatables for the kids and special children’s activities from the Recreation Center. 

Close to 170 riders turned out for the Monster Energy Race Series during the weekend. The race series featured two separate races, the dual slalom and the downhill race. There were multiple age groups for both competitions, with a top three contenders being chosen for each event. 

“Almost all of our bikes were tied up during the weekend,” said Ryan Puckett, who runs the Magic Cycles satellite shop at Beech Mountain Resort. 

“This event was huge for our shop, and for Beech Mountain. It’s a great place because there are eight trails with different difficulties, so people who aren’t as experienced have something safe to ride. There’s really something for everyone.”

The results of the Monster Energy Series competitions are as follows: 

Downhill

Men’s professional ages 19+

  • First place: Geritt Beytagh
  • Second Place: Max Morgan
  • Third Place: Greg Nelson

Men’s 18-29

  • First Place: Matthew Fitzgerald
  • Second Place: Craig Folsom
  • Third Place: Joshua Patton

Men’s 30-39

  • First Place: Chuck Pitts
  • Second Place: William Murray
  • Third Place: Coy Miller

Men’s Junior 10-12

  • First Place: Luke Suess

Men’s Junior 13-14

  • First Place: David Dressler
  • Second Place: Jordan Tunks
  • Third Place: Bergen Khare

Men’s Junior 15-16

  • First Place: Joshua Rogers
  • Second Place: Owen Witcher
  • Third Place: Michael Kane

Men’s Junior 17-18

  • First Place: Jay Fesperman
  • Second Place: Eric Vest

Men’s 40+

  • First Place: Andy Devault
  • Second Place: Randy Arnold
  • Third Place: William Miller

Men’s Category 2 18-29

  • First Place: Jimmy Awad
  • Second Place: Evan Voss
  • Third Place: Josh Standish

Men’s Category 2 30-39

  • First Place: Nick Frantz
  • Second Place: Matt Trapnell
  • Third Place: Adam Darling 

Men’s Category 3 18-29

  • First Place: Austin Mason
  • Second Place: Shawn Tyra
  • Third Place: Chris Froshin

Men’s Category 3 30-39

  • First Place: Joshua Keynock
  • Second Place: Bryan Grant
  • Third Place: Jeff Burns 

Women’s 19+

  • First Place: Corrine Miller
  • Second Place: Elizabeth Weathersby
  • Third Place: Christina Faust

Dual Slalom

Men’s Pro Senior 18-29

  • First Place: Dan Ennis
  • Second Place: Joshua Patton
  • Third Place: Alex Dawson

Men’s Category 1 Senior 18-29 

  • First Place: Reid Dressler
  • Second Place: Ace Savarese
  • Third Place: Craig Folson

Men’s Category 1 Master 30-39

  • First Place: William Murray
  • Second Place: Jason Sherrill
  • Third Place: Kevin Burkhead

Men’s Category 1 Junior 12-13

  • First Place: Aiden Loorham

Men’s Junior 14-15

  • First Place: Michael Kane
  • Second Place: David Dressler
  • Third Place: Grady Cooke

Men’s Master 30-39

  • First Place: Coy Miller

Men’s Master 40+

  • First Place: William Miller
  • Second Place: John O’Connor

Men’s Category 2 Senior 18-29

  • First Place: Peter Miles Matthews
  • Second Place: Steele Barber
  • Third Place: Taylor Barber

Men’s Category 3 Senior 18-29

  • First Place: Keegon Bodiford
  • Second Place: Jason Martin
  • Third Place: Tanner Chaney

Women’s Category 3 Senior 19-99

  • First Place: Corrine Miller

For more scores, please click here.

 Check out our photos of the event! All photos by Ken Ketchie

Photo by Ken Ketchie

Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Magic Cycles at Beech Mountain. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Magic Cycles at Beech Mountain. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

A map of the trails at Beech Mountain Resort. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

A map of the trails at Beech Mountain Resort. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

 

photo by Ken Ketchie

photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Bikers riding the lift up to the top. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Bikers riding the lift up to the top. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Bikes riding solo to the top. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Bikes riding solo to the top. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

photo by Ken Ketchie

photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Bike Team Tents. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Bike Team Tents. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Hanging out after the race. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Hanging out after the race. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Gearing up to go. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Gearing up to go. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Hitching a ride up to the top. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Hitching a ride up to the top. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Up they go! Photo by Ken Ketchie

Up they go! Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Taking a turn tight! Photo by Ken Ketchie

Taking a turn tight! Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Catching air. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Catching air. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

photo by Ken Ketchie

photo by Ken Ketchie

 

photo by Ken Ketchie

photo by Ken Ketchie

 

photo by Ken Ketchie

photo by Ken Ketchie

 

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