This will be our fourth Open and Collegiate mountain biking race representing George Mason University’s dedication to mountain biking and cycling in Northern Virginia. Both days of the race will be located at Laurel Hill Equestrian Center, Lorton, Virginia.
This two (2) day mountain bike event takes place in Northern Virginia for both collegiate and open category riders, and one of the stops on the USA Cycling Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference’s (ACCC) Fall mountain bike racing season.
Mason Cycling Club, along with Reckoneer.com, will be hosting the 3rd Annual Wolf Bouncer All Mountain Weekend on September 10th and 11th, 2016. This will be our third Open and Collegiate mountain biking race representing George Mason University’s dedication to mountain biking and cycling in Northern Virginia. The race will be located at Laurel Hill Equestrian Center, Lorton, Virginia, on Saturday, September 10th for Day 1, and Audrey Moore/Wakefield Park on Sunday, September 11th for Day 2.
Laurel Hill and Wakefield Parks are two of the most popular mountain biking destinations in Northern Virginia, consists of miles of rugged, forested single-track packed with short climbs, river paths, open fields, and fun switchbacks. The Wolf Bouncer All Mountain is a fully sanctioned USA Cycling race (USAC Permit 2016-2475) and will feature four (4) Collegiate events (2 x SD, STXC, and XC), and two (2) Open Cross-Country (XC) races for two days of excellent mountain bike racing.
The Wolf Bouncer All Mountain will be the second Open and Collegiate mountain biking race presented by George Mason University’s Mason Cycling Club on Saturday, September 12-13, 2015.
The race will be located at Fountainhead Regional Park on Saturday, September 12th (Wolf Bouncer OPEN and Collegiate Race Day), and Audrey Moore/Wakefield Park on Sunday, September 13th (Collegiate Only Day), two of the most popular mountain biking destinations in Northern Virginia.
These mountain bike trails consist of miles of rugged, forested single-track packed with short climbs, river paths, open fields, and fun switchbacks.
Greetings Mason Riders and Friends of Mason Cycling! It’s been a while since we’ve had a club update, so here is what Mason Cycling has been up this semester:
This has been an amazing first year of mountain bike racing for Mason Cycling! We are going to the ACCC Conference Mountain Championships this weekend at Appalachian State University in North Carolina in 9th Place (out of 15 Division I schools) with less than 40 points separating us from 6th Place!
Mountain Season Standings
Working with only three (3) mountain bike riders this year, the Mountain Team of Mason Cycling — comprised of CJ Coffey, Matthew Bishop, and Paul Keitelman — has held their own in our first year of mountain bike racing! As of last weeks race results from UVA, Freshmen CJ Coffey stands in 2nd Place in the Division 1 MEN’S B standings (out of 31 riders) with eight (8) top 5 finishes for the season. Meanwhile, Freshmen Matthew Bishop is in 11th Place (out of 31 riders) with four (4) top 5 finishes for the season, while Freshmen Paul Keitelman (and Mason Cycling’s only MEN’S C rider) is in 7th Place Division 1 MEN’S C standings (out of 20 riders) with two (2) top 5 finishes; both from the only event he was able to ride in. Additionally, Mason has achieved two (2) ACCC Team 2nd Place Team finishes, one in the Cross Country (XC) event at UVA, and the other in the Team Relay at WVU.
Four members of the George Mason Club Cycling team traveled to Williamsburg on Saturday, February 22 to compete in the Tidewater Winter Classic ACCC Cycling race.
The race, hosted by the College of William & Mary Cycling Club, was held at York River State Park and included both collegiate races and adult races. With a varied number of riders in categories A through D, riders had to complete a 9.44-mile course the designated number of times their category required. Michael Lagana (placed 38th) and Michael Levesque (placed 29th) competed in men’s category C, which required 3 laps for a total of 30 miles. David Fuentes (placed 3rd) and Steven Kendall (placed 13th) competed in Category A, which required 6 laps for a total of 59 miles in order to be completed.
The course was a 9.44-mile loop that consisted of two significant climbs and one steady climb. After the climbs, there were several straights, and then riders finished uphill for the finish and rode back into York River State park to the staging area. The races largely went without incident, although in the first lap of the Men’s Category C, several riders were involved in a crash that caused them to be dropped from the race. Consequently–in Category C – Drexel University, Appalachian State University, and the US Naval Academy took first, second, and third place respectively. In Category A, Virginia Tech, VCU, and George Mason took first, second, and third place.