I know its a bit of a drive for you so-cal folks, but its an awesome event. Goes on for days and its also a trade show. Bring the kids, they seem to love the dirt juping as well as the 4x racing. There is something for everybody here. Its also the biggest bike race in the United States. Last year we had a group camping along the XC mt bike course, let me tell you, it was hilarious and fun. The road racing is great to watch also, and many pro teams come every year. New for this year is the Super DH and the Adventure Racing.