The Queensbury Spartans Mountain Bike Club had 14 riders participate in Race #2 of the NICA NY League Series. For 6 of our 14 riders, it was their first-ever mountain bike race!
The 8th grade boys getting ready for the start of their race.
Above, you can see the start of the Middle School Girls race.
The Lamouree twins each finished their first mountain bike race in just over an hour.
Liam demonstrates solid cornering technique.
Steven accelerates to move up a few positions in the field.
Brayden sprints for the finish line.
Lauren shows courage and determination in her first mountain bike race.
Matt crosses one of the various bridges on the Junior Varsity course.
Nino had an impressive race, finishing in the top 25 of his first mountain bike race.
Andrew cracks the top 5 again in a very competitive Freshman field of 42 riders.
Hailey finished 2nd place in the Freshman girls field (again) and is now ranked as the #1 Freshman girl in New York State! She will be wearing the official Leaders jersey at the start of her next race (and hopefully for the remainder of the season).
At the end of the day, the Queensbury Spartans are ranked an impressive 10th out of 23 teams in NYS.
*Special thanks to Michael Sylvia and Renee Gordon for the great pics.