Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Cycling Team (aka Vail Junior Cycling) achieved multiple podiums and top ten finishes across the first three races of the 2021 Vail Recreation District Town Mountain Bike Race Series. This summer town race series provides the opportunity for highly competitive cycling for all ages.
The Minturn Mini was the season kickoff race on May 19 for kids ages five and older. The Eagle Ranch Classic race took place next on May 26 followed by the Davos Dash on June 19, providing stiff competition across various youth and adult categories.
Eagle Ranch Classic – May 26
3rd Mack Douglas – Beginner Boys 8-10
5th Zander Coleman – Beginner Boys 8-10
1st Alexander Stewart – Sport Boys 8-10
1st Mari Rennick – Beginner Girls 11-14
3rd Maggie Linscott – Beginner Girls 11-14
1st Levi Flach – Beginner Boys 11-14
3rd Grant Studness – Beginner Boys 11-14
4th Ryan Clery – Beginner Boys 11-14
2nd Maizy Douglas – Sport Girls 11-14
3rd Katie Lombardi – Sport Girls 11-14
1st Vika Zaytseva – Beginner Women
2nd Katie McDonald – Beginner Women
1st Keely Hendricks – Sport Women
2nd Lucy Perkins – Sport Women
1st Jonah Klearman – Men’s Sport
3rd Andrew Lombardi – Men’s Sport
4th Alex Current – Men’s Sport
5th Wyatt Young – Men’s Sport
5th Izzy Glackin – Women’s Expert
4th Reiner Schmidt – Men’s Expert
5th Cole Flashner – Men’s Expert
Davos Dash – June 19
2nd Katie McDonald
1st Conner Wilson
2nd Jonah Klearman
3rd Andrew Lombardi
5th Alex Current
1st Lucy Perkins
3rd Cole Flashner
5ht Ben Suttor
4th Sarah Bivens
5th Izzy Glackin
Beginner Boys 8-10
1st Ethan Current
2nd Zander Coleman
Sport Boys 8-10
5th Alexander Stewart
Beginner Girls 11-14
1st Mari Renick
5th Katherine McAbee
Beginner Boys 11-14
1st William Erickson
2nd Levi Flach
2nd Katie Lombardi
SSCV’s Vail Junior Cycling Program is close to 70 strong this season, with enrollments up about 20 from last year, including its most recent addition of Mini-Rollers for its youngest of cyclists ages 7 -10. Designed for beginner to advanced cyclists, SSCV’s goal is to push the junior cycling community into the next level of training and racing. Coaches provide cyclists numerous opportunities to compete for both locally and regionally during the summer months. Athletes are coached on proper technique, training, and racing principles.
“It is great to see so many people back out doing things and for our kids to have the opportunity to race again at a very high level,” said SSCV Nordic and Cycling Program Director Dan Weiland. “We are grateful for all that the Vail Recreation District has done for the sport both last season and this season amidst a worldwide pandemic to make the town mountain bike series possible.”
SSCV athletes also saw some great results at the Vail Recreation District Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series at its Beaver Creek Summer Solstice events held on June 19. 5km results and 10km results.
SSCV Cycling and Bike Swap sponsors Alpine Bank, Alpine Collision, Coleman Custom Homes, Forstl Realty, and The Kind Bikes and Skis are an integral part of making SSCV’s Vail Junior Cycling Program possible. SSCV is incredibly grateful for their support.
If you are interested in buying or selling bikes and bike gear, and in turn supporting SSCV’s Vail Junior Cycling Team, stop by the Vail Bike Swap on August 7, 2021, at Battle Mountain High School from 11 am – 4 pm. Sellers can drop off their bikes and gear from 5 pm – 7 pm on August 6th or from 8 am – 10 am on August 7th, with 20% of their sales proceeds supporting SSCV’s Vail Junior Cycling Program. For more information on the Vail Bike Swap which is presented by Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and The Kind Bikes and Skis, visit vailbikeswap.com.
See https://skiclubvail.org/programs/cycling/ for more information on SSCV’s cycling programs.