Last Friday, we blew off a day at the office in favor of a few runs down the hills at Snow Summit mountain bike park in Big Bear, California. Since some of our MTBs wouldn’t cut it on the trails, we knew that a few rental bikes would be necessary. There are plenty of options in the resort, but if you’re a motocross rider, there really is only one shop to visit: Metzger World Bikes. Owned and operated by freestyle motocross icon Mike Metzger, the shop has a full line of Commencal rides, a service and accessories department, and is located right outside the entrance to the park.

How did the Godfather get into MTB? As it turns out, Metzger has a long history with the pedal-powered bikes and his son is quickly becoming one of the top young riders on the west coast. If you’re planning to get some seat time in before the end of the summer, be sure to see Mike and the crew at Metzger World Bikes.