More than 100 mountain bikers race at Mountain Creek

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  • PHOTO BY CHRIS WYMAN Team Bulldog racer Chris Compton of Califon/Glen Gardner is shown coming up out of the Rock Garden and heading toward the finish line. It was only his third attempt at racing but he managed to place first in the Category 3 Junior Menís Division in the 15-18 age group.

  • Racers in the in the Category 3 Junior Men's Division in the 15-18 age group are shown at the start of the racecourse.

  • At left is Vernon racer and second-place winner Wendi Sebastian and first-place winner Tori Nelson of Lansdowne, Pa. They competed in the Professional/Category 1 Open Womenís Competition.

  • At center is Chris Compton of Califon/Glen Gardner, the first-place winner in the Category 3 Junior Men's Division in the 15-18 age group. At left is Eric Gapco, the second-place winner and at the right is third-place winner Mark Ferguson or Oak Ridge.

The mountain bike races continued Sunday at Mountain Creek with more than 100 male and female competitors.

The event was the second Jamis H2H Series Summer Scramble XC Race. The racecourse was at the top of the mountain and included trails that passed by two mountaintop lakes. Several new trails were cut specifically for the race.

Features of the trails included single-track sections, short climbs, some technical rocky sections, double wide passing areas and everything in between including a final-climb “Rock Garden” near the finish line. Spectators were given free access to the races and were whisked up and down the mountain in the cabriolet lift.

— Photos by Chris Wyman
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