Yesterday we rode our last race of the 2019 season. There were 11 students participating and we had 5 top 10 finishes. Rochester finished 4th out of 7 High School Composite Teams. An amazing feat for a first year team.
Way to Go Rochester!!!
It was great to see so many families and friends coming out to support our riders. Thanks to everyone who brought food to the potluck tailgate and to Alexander for allowing us to celebrate his 17th birthday with him. His cake even had a little plastic bike on it. Rebecca showed off her team spirit and brought a super cool pumpkin she carved with our team logo on it. Anyone who took a photo of either of these, please forward it to me for our team photo album.
Highlights were Rebecca not only podiuming with a 4th place finish but also winning an overall series 3rd place award. Congratulations Rebecca! You fought hard every race and it is well deserved. We can’t wait to see what next year brings for you!
There was a new recognition award added this year – the Women in MTB Award for girls who go above and beyond for the sport of mountain biking. Emily was one of the proud recipients for her hard work and dedication to starting our Rochester Mountain Bike Team. Congrats Emily! You are leaving an awesome legacy at Rochester High School.
Thank you to MiSCA for recognizing all the senior students during the awards ceremony. Yesterday was their last MiSCA race before they head off to college. Good luck and may the passion for the sport be always in your heart.
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Some of the students took the night off riding on Monday to embrace their artistic talents. They decorated Coach Crites's door with some super fun photos and art and even included a QR code linking to this website. Thank you Sarah, Emily, Ian and Jack!
Rochester Mountain Bike Team attended it's 4th Race of the Season at River Bends Park this past Sunday. 10 of our 24 student riders were on the start line. The day started off cloudy and the rain held off for the varsity and junior varsity riders. Our novice racers learned how to ride through water and crossed the finish line in a torrential downpour. Conditions were tough but their spirits were tougher. Ian wins the Spirit Award for stopping to help a younger racer who had mechanical problems with their bike. Ian exemplified Rochester's Amazing Team Spirit and made us proud!
Congratulations racers! Rochester ended the day with 3 top ten finishes and two podiums. It was a tough race day and it was amazing to see all the smiles out there on both the start and the finish lines.
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This weekend brings us to the Merrell Trail in Grand Rapids for Race #5 in the series. Due to homecoming at RHS, we have decided to skip this race as a team and will be back for October 13th for the final Championship Race at Bloomer Park.
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