On Sunday, September 26th, the MVSD, working in partnership with the Methow Valley Cycling Team, Evergreen Mtn. Bike Alliance, Methow Cycle and Sport, Tamarack Trail Builders, and Methow Valley Nordic hosted the 2021 Washington Student Cycling racing finale on the MVSD Multipurpose Trail. It is believed to be the first sanctioned mountain biking event to have taken on a school campus nationwide!
During the event, over 200 participants ranging from 6th – 12th grade, including eleven MVSD students pushed their riding skills and fitness levels to the limit, ripping up, down, and around the newly constructed 4.3 mile trail, not once, but three times.
As mentioned previously, when asked about the opportunity to host a race on the newly constructed course, a member of the Methow Valley Cycling Team coaching staff stated, “Riders will love it! It’s fast and flowy… Methow style.” Another added, “Spectators will love it as well. The course is very spectator friendly and should provide a good show… We hope everyone who loves mountain biking and kids comes out to see the racing on Sunday.” As a spectator, I can say that it didn’t disappoint…
Methow Valley Cycling Team members include:
- Cater Sheley – 11th grade
- Graham Sheley – 11th grade
- Stella Scholz – 11th grade
- Jasmine DeVlieg – 11th grade
- Ila Neman – 10th grade
- Landry Chrastina – 10th grade
- Emit Bondi – 8th grade
- Ben Kaufman – 8th grade
- Wyatt Odion – 7th grade
- Jackson Van Bueren – 7th grade
- Josie Bolinger – 7th grade
Interested in getting involved?
The spring cycling season is scheduled to begin April of 2022 with four races taking place in various locations around the state. Committed to accommodating all participants regardless of experience, skill level, or those in need of a bike, the team trains 3-4 days per week prior to and during the two-month season.
Please join us as we congratulate our Methow Valley Cycling Team and the many organizations and individuals that made it possible!