The bike was almost as fast going up
the mountain as it was coming down.
He couldn’t ride his electric bike in the
competition (without someone protesting), but he was having a great time
going both up and down the mountain
while the other guys were waiting for
their shuttle rides.
Something else that was interesting
about this whole scenario was that
Renner would race the event on his
downhill bike after doing his practice
runs on his electric bike. He was racing in the Vet Pro class. One of his
four sons was racing downhill in the
14-year-old beginner ranks.
Renner is a world-renowned rider,
but not in the world of mountain biking. He races and rides mountain bikes
for fun. It’s in the realm of freestyle
motocross that Ronnie Renner has
been a top pro for the last 12 years.
He’s won both freestyle competitions
and “step-up” jumping contests. He’s
also ridden giant quarter-pipes in
front of huge crowds, getting as high
as 63 feet. So how in the world did he
become a fan of electric bikes? We had
to talk with him to find out what the
Freestyle motocross legend: Renner has been a fixture on the freestyle motocross
circuit for over a decade. He thrilled a Southern Caliornia crowd of nearly 10,000 people
on the Santa Monica Pier with this 59-foot-high halfpipe aerial back in July of 2008.