Many local mountain biking enthusiasts, including members of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, are headed to the Kernville Fat Tire Fest, Oct 19-21. It’s home of the Cannell Plunge. Let me know how it goes! 
— Karen Kefauver

It is that time of the year again in lovely *Kernville, California. The leaves are changing, the crowds have dwindled and the mountain biking is at its finest in the Southern Sierras. Mountain & River Adventures is hosting the 21st annual Fat Tire Festival. 2012 marks the 21st year that we have been celebrating mountain biking with guided rides, exciting activities and a Halloween Party not to be missed! Featured is a long weekend of the best trails in California. Be sure to ride the Cannell Trail, 20+ miles of breathtaking views and clean air.

* Kernville is located 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Bakersfield, at an elevation of 2667 feet (813 m). The population was 1,395 at the 2010 census, down from 1,736 at the 2000 census.