Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series in Williamsburg

Round 3 of the  Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series (VAHS MTB) happens in Williamsburg VA  Today at high noon at New Quarter Park  Riders will be challenged by some of the fastest and flattest trails of the season!  With current Varsity race leader out of own at Sea Otter, the leader’s jersey is up for grabs.  It is going to be an exciting day of interscholastic mountain bike racing in Virginia!

The series consists of five races, held in Williamsburg, Harrisonburg, Richmond and Charlottesville, and is open to all competitors from elementary to high school.  Competitors will come to Williamsburg from all over the state, but most are private-school mountain bike teams, such as the Miller School and the Blue Ridge School

Most of the races this year have been based around a three to four mile course loop, New Quarter Park will be no different. Cyclists will race laps around the park’s 3.5-mile
loop, built and designed by the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association.

J.V. and Elementary (beginner) categories continue to grow and are highly competitive.  Like the Varsity races, J.V. riders and Elementary School riders compete in both an individual points series with their own leader’s jerseys as well as separate team competitions.  J.V. is ideal for beginners, and Elementary is ideal for young riders.

All events are open for registration on BikeReg. Racers can save by purchasing a season pass for the entire series.  A season pass includes a free VAHS MTB t-shirt.

The minimum number of riders for a team to be eligible to score is 3 riders.  The scoring system is similiar to a high school cross country meet.   J.V. and Elementary scoring is the same as varsity. Teams are welcome to race with fewer riders, but they will not be eligible for team scoring.  Individual riders will still be eligible for individual points series.

Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series (VAHS MTB) is an interscholastic high school mountain bike race series that is coordinated by Miller School of Albemarle and sanctioned by USA Cycling. The 5-race series is open to ANY high school, middle school, or elementary school student in Virginia.

VAHS MTB Series‘ mission is to grow the sport of cycling while promoting active and healthy lifestyles for high school students.  We want students to enjoy the outdoors and and beautiful trails in Virginia.  At the same time, we hope to encourage more students to race bicycles. Considering Virginia has some of the best mountain biking in the country, if not the world, it makes sense to provide a series for students to compete while enjoying the outdoors and Virginia’s landscape.

Want to go? Saturday’s mountain
bike event at New Quarter Park
kicks off at 12 p.m.

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