Baseball in San Bernardino dates back to 1899. More than a century's worth of history includes such team names as the Kittens and the Pioneers. It also includes a drought from 1950–1987, during which the city lacked enough dirt to build a baseball field. That drought ended when the San Bernardino Spirit began play as part of the California League. In 1996, the Spirit became the Stampede, and in 2003, the Stampede became the 66ers, a name chosen in honor of the historic U.S. Route 66 that is famous for its hitchhiking umpires. Over the years, the 66ers organization has spent time as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Mariners, Dodgers, and most recently, the Angels. The team has brought honor to each of its MLB partners, as it has won five California League championships since 1995.
Specializing in repair and customization, Motopia Motorsports’ technicians work on street bikes, dirt bikes, and ATVs in their 5,000-square-foot facility. Their range of services includes everything from simple oil changes to component installation, with resident specialists taking care of delicate tasks such as racing-suspension tuning and engine rebuilds.
The beautifully manicured golf course at Hidden Valley carefully incorporates the existing flora, streambeds, and outcropped rocks into its 6,860 yards of dimpled ball habitat, making players of every skill level feel as if they're teeing off in an unspoiled national park. A GPS-enabled cart will keep you from accidentally driving onto the Autobahn as you journey through a pleasantly challenging round of recreational golf (up to a $67 value, cart included). To warm up wrists before the game, guests can flick through a large bucket of balls on the practice green ($10), and once the 18th green has been conquered and purged of its mini-dragon guardians, it's off to the Villa Amalfi Ristorante to refuel. Sip on coffee, tea, or soda, and choose one food item from the breakfast or lunch menu, which includes tasty breakfast burritos ($6.95), mushroom-swiss burgers ($7.95), fried-chicken salad ($10.95), and more (up to $17.95 value). Customers also get their choice of either a hat ($20) or a golf shirt ($65), giving them a change of clothes when their astronaut suit is being dry-cleaned.
Champion-level weightlifter and Fitness Results founder Lance McCullough hosts small group team training classes and personal training sessions at his multiunit facility. Guests will work out with a certified personal trainer using state of the art equipment. Standout staffers include former University of Kansas football player Rodney Harris who applies his NCAA-honed expertise during fat-burning boot camps, and NSCA Certified Personal Trainer Kevin Guardado.
The crowd stands gaping as the young boy runs up the wall, bounces off of it, and flips gracefully onto the floor. Before they can applaud his agility, he backflips his way across the floor as though gravity is nothing but a suggestion. It is the walls and floors at Sky High Sports that grant this young daredevil a bounce-laden surface upon which to show off his aerial feats. Nestled within a 45,000-square-foot facility, the trampoline zone at Sky High Sports beckons jumpers of all ages to burn off steam and energy.
Along with the floor-to-wall-to-floor trampolines, the facility keeps appetites for adventure sated with a cushy sports-foam pit to dive into, as well as a private trampoline court that can be rented out for events, such as birthday parties or reenactments of favorite birthday parties. Young would-be kangaroos clocking in at shorter than 52 inches can zip around the kid zone for age-appropriate bouncing. In-house dodge-ball leagues transform the gym-class standard into a fast-paced bounce fest, and seasoned instructors helm Airobics classes featuring trampoline-centric moves to torch calories. An onsite snack bar and Fratelli’s Pizza stave off mid-jumping stomach growls, and an adult lounge equipped with plasma TVs and complimentary WiFi serves as a haven for parents to unwind as their progeny plays.