ACCC NC State & Wake Forest Race Weekend
SANFORD & DANBURY, NC — This year the ACCC started off the mountain bike season with a tough weekend hosted by NC State and Wake Forest. We began Saturday at San Lee park with NC State’s half of the weekend. The first race of the day was a long and technical cross country event. Many thought the key to this course was digging deep and sticking with it. Sandy soil, creek crossings, rock gardens, roots, and other features kept riders on their toes during a 10 mile lap. After the men’s A race ended, won by a JMU rider, staging for the time trial began. The time trial was a quick loop with some punchy sandy climbs and a fast finish. The two fastest overall times came out of the men’s B field.
Sunday found the ACCC in Westfield, NC for Wake Forest’s portion of the weekend. It all started with an exciting short track race. The race brought riders up a dry gravel climb into the woods where they found a tight section that wasn’t too technical. After the first wooded section they dropped down into a stretch with some rocks perfect for clipping pedals and roots to slip on. To pass, riders had to push hard on the gravel climb or be smart in the rock section. Mile’s Hubbard (ASU) came out on top for the men’s A in this event. Shortly after short track the uphill time trial kicked off. In just under a mile with 300ft elevation gain this was a good test of how everyone’s legs were feeling. At the top of the time trial rider’s came to the staging location for Super D. A nice finish to a great weekend, riders flew down the trail and then back to school.
Story & Photo Credits
Written by Charles Ramsbotham, photo by usacycling.org, and originally posted on usacycling.org. Read more about all the USA Cycling conferences in USA Cycling’s Weekly Collegiate Race Recap.
Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference
The Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference (ACCC) is a collection of cycling clubs representing colleges and universities from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. We are one of eleven conferences that make up the collegiate program of USA Cycling, the national governing body of cycling in the United States. Our athletes compete in road, mountain, and cyclocross racing throughout the academic year at the conference level with hopes of qualifying for the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships. For more information, please check out the ACCC website.