It has been a great spring season! We have about 10 young mountain bikers from 12-17 years old. We began practicing twice a week in April. Since then the athletes have participated in five races in the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series (vahsmtb.org).
We Spend most of our practices at Massanutten Western Slope but you may run into us at Hillandale Park or Narrowback Ridge. The athletes usually get 75 minutes of riding during a 2 hour practice and they will cover up to 10 miles of trail in that time.
The last practice is a few days before the Massanutten Hoo-Ha. The home race marks the end of the practice sessions and a chance to test their skills and fitness. Most of the team will be riding in a fall series of races put on by NICA (nationalmtb.org/virginiamtb.org). The practices will begin again in July.
It has been such a good time coaching these athletes. They have all improved so much. The parents are amazing and have helped make this season a great success. Thank you all!