Eagle County’s high school mountain bikers wrapped up their most successful season to date on Sunday, Oct. 21, as Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy and Eagle Valley High School finished one-two in Division 3.
Battle Mountain High School, a Division 2 team, continued its streak of being the best in the conference, but in beating out all the other teams in the north conference, Battle Mountain still finished fourth overall as the teams from the talented south conference swept the top three spots.
The state championship races took place in Durango, a new venue for this year. Program Director Dan Weiland, in a reversal of the expectation, said being on the road suited the team better than the comforts of home.
“I think we were better than normal,” Weiland said. “The kids had a ton of fun, the courses were awesome.”