How many races can we cram into three months? How many miles can we drive/fly in three months? Between Lenzerheide, U.S. National Championships, and Worlds, let's not forget that there's the fourth round of the USA Cycling Pro Gravity Series buried in that schedule in the form of the Wild Hare Pro GRT at Snowshoe Bike Park. What's new and exciting for this event in 2015? Well, earlier in the month the Trail Crew threw us all a bone with a snippet of bringing back some old classics. First, the old road gap which had since been dormant since about 2009 or 2010 would make its return. Second, LOTS and LOTS of open slope which translates into LOTS and LOTS of speed down the Western Territory of the mountain. It was just about a year ago to the day that Neko Mulally fell short of cracking the sub 4:00 minute mark by just under half a second. With higher speeds, we'd no doubt see times within the 3:00 minute mark, but the question would be, how low would we go? Could we possibly see the twos? That would be fast and a sight to see. And finally, the Wild Zone was back, also of which has been dormant for five or so years. This will likely be one of the best events in recent Snowshoe history, from both the perspective of the rider and the fan.
Pre the GRT
OK, before we get the good stuff, making a trip out of a racing weekend means getting out in the "local scene" and seeing what else there is to do in the area. Just a few snaps about what we found buried in the hills of the West Virginia Mountains. Get out, explore, experience all that there is to offer. Small towns, in which sometimes time forgets, usually have gems waiting to be discovered.
The Pro GRT
You can watch a full internet cast replay of the event Mountain Bike Mania TV
, to be available within the next two weeks.
Pro Men/Women/Juniors Results:Cat 2/3 Results: