Monday, November 8, 2010

Ferrum College's First Mountain Bike Race

By Aaron Conover
Assistant Director of Ferrum Outdoors

The brisk and sunny morning on Saturday, October 30th provided a perfect setting for a mountain bike race. The riders started the 2.5 mile course at Chapman Pond working their way through the woods to connect with a challenging ascent. After regaining their breath, they descended a fun, newly built single track section then pedaled to the finish. All the riders returned sporting smiles with their bikes (and themselves) intact.
This event came together because of the students here at Ferrum College. Brian Wilson, Matt Fioramonti, Matt Foster, Max Ruozzi and Zack Johnson participated in designing the course layout, trail design and new trail construction. Erin French handled the registration plus timing and Henry Buchanan was out on the course making sure everyone was safe on the day of the race.

Ferrum Outdoors is excited about the growth of mountain bikers on campus and is looking forward to expanding the opportunities and resources for them. New Trails, riding technique and repair clinics, group rides and another race are in the works. Those with bikes or without can contact us at or call (540) 365-4324 to take part in activities or receive more information.

Race Results:
1. James Turbyfill
2. Matt Fioramoniti
3. Max Ruozzi
4. Brian Wilson
5. Aaron Conover

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