Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Cycling Team, Vail Junior Cycling, ended the Vail Ski  District Town Mountain Bike Race Series earlier this month. The series’ final races included the Camp Hale Hup, south of Red Cliff on August 18 where SSCV took nine podiums with 11 top 10 finishes, and the Beaver Creek Blast on September 8 in Beaver Creek where SSCV athletes finished strong with 14 podiums and 16 top 10 finishes. For more information on the series you can visit the Vail Recreation District Town Mountain Bike Race Series website at  

SSCV Nordic and Cycling Program Director Dan Weiland said, “It was a great summer season of training and competition for SSCV’s Vail Junior Cycling Team athletes.  The ability for these athletes to be with coaches and friends in a safe outdoor environment throughout the spring and summer has value well beyond their sport as we continue to navigate a world-wide pandemic.  Their hard work and commitment to the sport and to each other contributed to strong results, and more importantly, many personal bests. ”


Camp Hale Hup:

1st Zander Coleman – Beginner Boys 8-10

2nd Katie Lombardi- Sport Girls 11-14 

1st Brady Mcbride- Beginner Boys 15-17

3rd Alex Current- Men’s Sport

4th Andrew Lombardi- Men’s Sport

2nd Tianna Bruce- Women’s Expert 

3rd Kyleena Lathram- Women’s Expert

1st Lucy Perkins- Women’s Sport

3rd Keely Hendricks- Women’s Sport

2nd Aiden Brown- Men’s Expert

4th Reiner Schmidt- Men’s Expert 


Beaver Creek Blast:

1st Zander Coleman- Beginner Boys 8-10 

1st Mari Renick- Beginner Girls 11-14

1st Brady McBride- Beginner Boys 15-17

2nd Katie Lombardi- Sport Girls 11-14 

2nd Keely Hendricks- Beginner Women 

2nd Andrew Lombardi- Men’s Sport

3rd Alex Current- Men’s Sport

1st Emma Barsness- Women’s Expert

3rd Kyleena Lathram- Women’s Expert

1st Lucy Perkins- Women’s Sport

2nd Will Bentley- Men’s Expert 

3rd Aiden Brown- Men’s Expert 

4th Vlad Shambarger- Men’s Expert

For a complete list of Vail Recreation District mountain bike race results go to

Before the finish of the Vail Recreation District mountain bike series, SSCV’s high school cycling team riders found themselves in the midst of the Individual Time Trial for the Colorado High School Cycling League. The TT is a part of a four part series where participants are timed in groups of four during a two lap race. The rider’s Individual Time Trial results correspond to their placement in the 2021 Category Placement Table. These categories include Varsity, Junior Varsity, Sophomore, and Freshman in respect to both boys and girls. 

Next up for the SSCV’s high school mountain bike team riders was the Haymaker Classic. The cross country style race took place in Eagle, Colorado on September 25. SSCV riders took eight podiums and 12 top five finishes.

Weiland said, “It is great to see so many high school athletes out riding and competing again.  We are fortunate to be part of an incredibly talented pool of Colorado high school mountain bike athletes who are constantly raising the bar for each other across the state.”


2nd Zosia Skiba- Varsity Girls

4th Emma Barsness – Varsity Girls

5th Tianna Bruce- Varsity Girls

1st Landen Stovall- Varsity Boys

5th Keely Hendricks- JV Girls

2nd Reiner Schmidt- JV Boys

3rd Aiden Brown- JV Boys

5th Ben Suttor- JV Boys

2nd Evalynn Skiba- Sophomore Girls

3rd Stella Sanders- Sophomore Girls

1st Lucy Perkins- Freshman Girls

1st Andrew Lombardi- Freshman Boys

For a complete list of Colorado High School Cycling League results go to

Many thanks go out to SSCV Cycling Team and Vail Bike Swap sponsors Alpine Bank, Alpine Collision, Coleman Custom Homes, Forstl Realty and Kind Bikes and Skis.