There will be issues getting hotels for the Mizzou and Michigan Tech mountain bike race weekends. Both overlap with family weekends hosted by the schools and home football games. We typically try to avoid overlapping with home football games but that broke down this year. You should make hotel reservations ASAP (and if you are unsure if you will need it, find a hotel with a reasonable cancelation policy.) Michigan Tech’s team is working with the school to try to find housing vacancies but that will not be before mid-September so you are encouraged to find something now if possible.
More information will be posted to the conference email list so make sure a team representative is on that list. Normally, the messages are shown to the right but due to some technical problems, they are not as of this posting. You can find list messages at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mwccc.
The mountain bike season schedule for this fall has been posted and the Ripon race flyer has also been posted for the opening race of the season. Also note that the Marian race is to be coordinated with a conference track event allowing teammates in different disciplines to travel together.
Mountain bike nationals wrapped up today in Angel Fire, NM. Congratulations to all MWCCC riders who competed. Individual result highlights include national championships by Paul Mayes (Michigan Tech) in both the D2 downhill and dual slalom, JD Swanguen (Lindsey Wilson) in the D1 downhill, Bryce Hocking (Marian) in the D1 slalom and Stephanie Caluag (Lindsey Wilson) in the D1 slalom. Marian also made the team omnium podium in third place.
Thanks to Lindsey Wilson for hosting a our conference mountain bike championships and to everyone who came out to race.
In the season-long Division 1 rankings, Lindsey Wilson came out as the top school while Jason Blodgett (Marian) and Rachel Byus (Lindenwood) were the individual omnium champions. At the top of the endurance rankings were Andrew Dillman (Marian) and Rachel Byus; at the top of the gravity rankings were JD Swanguen (Lindsey Wilson) and Crystal Kalogris (Marian.)
The Division 2 team champion was Ripon college with Eric Smith and Rosette Reynolds (both from Ripon) at the top of the individual omnium. Michael Michetti (University of Wisconsin-Platteville) and Rosette Reynolds were the top endurance riders and Eric Smith was the top for gravity.
Congratulations to the season champions and all that did well this weekend!
Nationals qualifying information was sent to the email list, so see that message for details.
Those racing at Mizzou will need to have an additional release signed. This flyer must be signed by the racers and their club president! If you might race at Mizzou, it would be best to download now and get the appropriate signatures before the race. You can find the release in the mountain bike season calendar.