Vernon Trails Area Composite (VTAC) finished their third mountain bike race of the season on October 3 at the Wausau 9-Mile Trails.
The team’s top 20 included Charlotte Brudos fourth, Oliver Krieger-Fitsch seventh, Amelia Olson 11th, Bria McKay 12th, Amara Semanchin 13th, Calleigh Andersen 15th, Zaiah Manspeaker 18th and Gibson Wade 20th. Among the top 30 finalists were Isaac Thimmesch, Kyle Sleep, August Bieser and Dylan Andersen. The top 40 include Ayden Brudos and Vincent Naporski. Other finishers include Leo Madura (51) Cyrus Hundt (58), Devan Woodhouse (64), Gus Roberts (72), Eli McKay (84) and Makkai Bagesse (93) after a puncture hampered his progress.
VTAC is currently in 12th place out of 51 teams statewide. There are two races remaining in the season, at Mt. Morris Nordic Mountain and at Waterloo Trek Trails. In addition to running through the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), many of these athletes compete at Sidie Hollow, Hubbard Hills and Rusty Ridge (three local trail systems) in the pertNear 10 or 20 mountain bike course, which is an event organized by Sentiers de Vernon. Vernon Trails creates outdoor cycling opportunities through “Expanding Access. Building Community ”.
In addition to mountain biking races, these athletes also help maintain bike and hiking trails at Sidie Hollow County Park, Hubbard Hills and Rusty Ridge. VTAC team members have contributed over 120 hours of test construction so far this season. Work on the trail includes both construction and maintenance of trials for the use of all trail users.
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