ACCC: West Virginia Race Weekend
MORGANTOWN, WV — The ACCC spent the weekend in West Virginia to see why the state is so wild and wonderful. The trails were located at Big Bear Lake Campland which was the perfect setting for an exciting couple of days.
To begin the weekend riders faced a tough cross-country event. Saturday’s course was the most technical yet this season. Many riders ran into mechanical trouble throughout the day of racing. Men’s A would be won by Charlie Snyder, a Virginia Commonwealth University rider, while Women’s A went to Katy Applin (Wake Forest).
As cross-country finished the rain started. With a long time gap until short track the ground had plenty of time to get sloppy. Falling temperatures would also contribute to a tough race in the afternoon. The short track course was tight with a few rocky sections. The most prominent feature would be the mud. Men’s A Miles Hubbard (Appalachian State) would take the win after getting the lead a couple of laps in. While Katy Applin (Wake Forest) won the Women’s A race.
Sunday’s cross-country race was similar to Saturday’s but a greater distance. The men’s A field would be put to the test racing 29 miles. Saturday’s rain also created some nice swamp-like sections for riders to navigate. Men’s A Connor Bell (James Madison) showed up to win the race. His main competition Miles Hubbard (Appalachian State) would finish a whole 9 minutes behind for 2nd place. Katy Applin (Wake Forest) would round off a great weekend of racing with another win.
Next weekend the ACCC will be in Virginia for a race hosted by Virginia Tech.
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.