Submitted by Diann Clothier

Riders get ready to rumble

Despite all the rainfall in surrounding counties, the venue of the Appalachian Classic Mountain Bike race was rather dry and definitely sunny this past weekend! Riders from WV, OH, PA, SC, and MD descended upon the Calhoun County Park to duke it out for the last of the 2004 WV Mountain Bike Association's Point Series Races.

The results for the Saturday events are: Down Hill Expert: Jeff Wuertherele (Champion, PA) 1st place

Down Hill Beginner: Frederick Carter (Charleston WV) 1st Place

Pond Jump: Jonathan Martin, (Monongah WV) - winner

The Sunday Cross Country Race had the following winners: Clydesdale (200 lb+): Dannie Hillary of Kingwood WV

Men's Beginner: Frank Masiarczyk of Grantsville WV

Men's High School 15-18: John Lowe of Clendenin WV

Men's Jr 14 and under: Dereck Wolfe of Williamstown WV

Men's Junior Expert 18 and under: Dan Wilson of Fenelton PA

Men's Pro/Expert: TJ Platt Morgantown WV

Men's Sport 19-25: Tim Andrew of Buckhannon WV

Men's Sport 26-34: Shandon Hime of Uniontown PA

Men's Sport Master 45+: Charles Patterson of Pittsburgh PA

Men's Sport Vet 35+: Scott Frame of Lost Creek WV

Men's Vet Expert: Gerry Pflug of Mt. Pleasant PA

Physically Challenged: Scott McDonald of Indiana PA

Single Speed Open: Travis Saeler of Butler PA

Women's Pro/Expert: Mandi Riddle of Buckhannon WV

Women's Sport 19+: Charlene Vrable of Cheswick PA

Women's Sport Vet 35+: Laurie Johnston of Fairmont WV

The Appalachian Classic would like to once again thank all of the race sponsors and participants for a great day of racing. We look forward to seeing you all again on the trails of the Calhoun County Park for the 9th Appalachian Classic next June!