TRIVIA TIME: Below is a Garlic & Cheese Festival inspired trivia question. Read the question and respond with an answer. We will accept answers between now and 4pm today.
The guests names with the correct answer will be put into a hat. We will select a name at random from the hat. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE 2 FREE TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival this Sunday on August 19. The winner will be selected and announced later today. One entry per person please. http://bit.ly/MOCBhA
QUESTION: Everybody knows that vampires are repelled by garlic, but does garlic have any effect on Dracula's pesky little cousins mosquitos and leeches?
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TRIVIA TIME: Below is a Garlic & Cheese Festival inspired trivia question. Read the question and respond on our facebook post if you think the answer is True or False. We will accept answers between now and 4pm today.
The guests names with the correct answer will be put into a hat. We will select a name at random from the hat. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE 2 FREE TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival on August 19. The winner will be selected and announced later today. One entry per person please. http://bit.ly/MOCBhA
QUESTION: California produces more than 250 million pounds of garlic each year. One farm in Monterey County (near Gilroy "The Garlic Capital of the World") plants 2,000 acres of garlic and produces almost 25 million pounds annually, yet this is only 3% of the worlds’ Garlic. True or False?
Are you a Triathlete? Then we have the perfect weekend for you. This weekend Bear Creek will be hosting two separate Triathlons. Saturday July 21 is our Bald Bear Triathlon, this Triathlon will begin with an early morning .25 mile swim in our large pond, and once you complete the swim you will transition into your riding gear and prepare for the 16.2 mile loop on some local rural roads. Don’t be fooled by the short distance, this course has long steep climbs that will leave you searching for the finish. But along with these steep climbs are long twisty down hills to help you get your breath back. Once you return to Bear Creek, you will be facing a 2.2 mile run on paved and gravel trails around the resort. Don’t be mistaken by the shorter distances, you will be relieved when you are finally finished.
If you are not into road cycling but really enjoy getting dirty on your mountain bike you should check out the Xterra Dirty Grizzly on Sunday, July 22. This Triathlon will begin with a .5 mile swim in our large pond, moving into the transition area to get ready for an incredible mountain bike ride. The mountain bike course is a 10 mile loop though Bear Creeks super technical, twisty single track. By the time you arrive back to the transition area, you will think that you can’t move on. But now it’s time to get ready for a 3.2 mile trail run throughout more of Bear Creek’s single track and gravel roads.
Do you think you have what it takes to compete? If not come out as a spectator, and begin planning your training for next year’s triathlons.
ATTENTION ALL CHEESE LOVERS!! Well, more like cheese enthusiasts. Coming, August 19 during our Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival, the rolling of the cheese will take place at Bear Creek for a second year. You might be asking what is a cheese rolling? Lucky for you, I have an answer. Atop a hill, the cheese keeper will toss a wheel of cheese towards the bottom and competitors will race after it. The first competitor to catch the cheese and cross the finish line at the end of the hill will win the cheese. The rolling takes place on the bank above the big pond and WILL end in a splash. Unless you can be the lucky person who catches the cheese and doesn’t end up in the pond!
You also might be wondering, why on earth would I want to do something like this? Well, my only response to you is that it’s super cool. Check out a short video from last year’s rolling. The cheese rolling is the second video, remember that this was from last year’s event and that this year’s rolling is planned for August 19.
Still interested?Anyone who is 18 or older may participate. To race, you must purchase a ticket to the Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival. They are only $8 per person. All contestants will have to sign a liability release. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the resort or online at bcmountainresort.com.
Now that I’ve talked you into it. Let me fill you in on the history of the cheese rolling. No, we didn’t invent the event. Cheese rolling has actually has been taking place for several years in Europe. (Leave it to the Europeans to come up with all of the fun activities: Cheese Rolling, Tough Guy etc.) The cheese rolling at Cooper’s Hill takes place each year in June. This year they celebrated the Diamond Jubilee Cheese Rolling in honor of the Queen. Check out their website, linked above. There are several video links and lots of info. Their event is pretty cool.
Have a great Monday!