August and September brought several mountain bike events and thinkASG MTB Club has been busy collecting some hard earned podium spots.  We are excited to report in on these accomplishments, so without further ado, here we go:

Non Dot Adventures – Santiago Oaks

Yesterday, Non Dot Adventures hosted their 3rd race in the OC Classic Race Series at Santiago Oaks.  As always, the event was a great success with over 150 racers from Elite to Beginners.  thinkASG MTB Club had a great showing with 15 racers taking on this challenging race course.  The following club members earned top 3 finishes in their respective class:

  • Daniel Jordan – 1st Place | Sport 55-59
  • Greg Lasiewski – 1st Place | Clydesdales
  • James Kretzschmar – 1st Place | Beginner 40-49
  • Bernie Filtz – 3rd Place | Clydesdales
  • Craig Hartman – 3rd Place | Singlespeed
  • Cole Ridenour – 3rd Place | Beginner 19 & Under

Triple Crown Series – Bonelli Park

This race series kicked off last weekend at Bonelli Park and the thinkASG MTB racers had another great showing.  We had 4 racers participating and each of them ended up on a podium in their race!  Cole Smith and Cole Ridenour raced in the High School division and finished at 1st place (Cole Smith) and 2nd place (Cole Ridenour).  Congrats gents…way to represent thinkASG MTB Club!

Steve Smith and Jon Jarrett also participated in the race in the Expert 50+ category and they came away with podium finishes.  Smitty earned a 2nd place spot and Jon Jarrett finished in 3rd.  Awesome job guys!

Rim Nordic Race Series

August 28th marked the final race in the Rim Nordic XC race series.  This venue is a hidden gem in our local mountains and the race promoters are terrific.  For those who haven’t had a chance to race at Rim Nordic yet, I highly recommend that you check it out!  Here are the results for our thinkASG MTB racers in the XC Series:

  • Jon Jarrett – 1st Place | Sport 50-54
  • Steve Smith – 3rd Place | Expert 50-54
  • Cole Smith – 3rd Place | Jr Sport 15-18
  • Michael Belle – 4th Place | Expert 45-49

Additionally, Jon Jarrett nabbed a 2nd place finish in the Expert 50-54 class at the Autumn Classic race at Rim Nordic.  Congrats Jon!

Once again, congratulations to all of our racers for their hard earned achievements in these races.  These podium pictures and medals are the result of hours in the saddle and dedication to improve and be a better racer.  Keep it up folks…we’re very proud!

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