From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
This weekend, the Hewitt-Trussville Mountain Bike Team will be heading to Oak Mountain Park to compete in the “Rumble on the Ridge” state championship.
According to the team’s Facebook page, they have come in second place in all of their races so far. HTHS senior Brandon Weir is a varsity racer on the team.
“The trails here at this park have been given the IMBA ‘EPIC’ status and feature miles of high quality single track,” says a flyer from Oak Mountain. “This course will start with a long section along Peavine Falls road which will allow racers ample time to sort out before they dive onto the ‘Mr. Toads’ trail and return back to the infield.
“After coming off this trail, riders will make a hard left for another short section of road before linking together the ‘Family Trail’, ‘Rattlesnake Ridge’ and ‘Lake Trail’ to complete a 4.86 mile lap.'”
“When heading out for subsequent laps, racers will bypass the first section of road and the ‘Mr. Toads’ trail and continue straight to the ‘Family Trail’. This cuts out approximately 1 mile from the first lap overall distance resulting in a lap of just under 4 miles for all categories that will be completing multiple laps.”
The race will be held on May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oak Mountain State Park, located at 200 Terrace Dr. in Pelham.