Rock Cobbler 8.0 is in the books! We accidentally stayed in the worst hotel in Bakersfield, but no one got stabbed and we had a great time. Below you will find some of our favorite photos and moments from our live coverage of the event. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to our full photo gallery.
One of the iconic features of Rock Cobbler is this cattle trail cut through a canyon on a private ranch in the hills outside of Bakersfield. If you ride here any other day of the year, you will be arrested!
Punchy doesn’t begin to describe Rock Cobbler.
Rock Cobbler has a little of everything. Even a little tarmac. This is Brian McCulloch clawing his way back from 30th to 5th after a poor start.
No matter ho hard we try, we can’t keep Derek Betcher out of our photo galleries.
Sam Ames, the organizer, likes to give riders something useful as a prize. Finishers were gifted with a hatchet this year.
Marty was one of the lucky ones. He found a bucket of ice water to dump over his head after he finished dry-heaving.
Hills are scary
Bruno Suttles showing us his moves on the tire obstacle.
Rock Cobbler brings flat bars and drop bars together into one happy family; even if they can’t agree whether to go left or right.
Jonas Woodruff at only 15 years old took 25th out of 390! Moriah Wilson came away with the victory.
Tacoman is a fixture at Rock Cobbler.
The lead group rolling out.
You really didn’t want to be the first one to brave the ball pit. Going in hot was a recipe for diaster!
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