Miner's Revenge

Two weekends ago, The Adventure Mining Co. and The Bike Shop hosted the first annual Miner’s Revenge bike race in Greenland, Michigan. The course was publicized on a large scale, and over 100 people entered! Not too bad for a first-year event.

I didn’t ride the course, but hiked it afterward. The course was a figure-8 style and was pretty challenging. The big ski hill climb after the mine, followed by some technical downhill terrain, made for a few broken bike parts and even a taco’d wheel. Luckily, no one was injured more than the regular mountain-bike-related scrapes and scratches.
Some of the racers take the downhill portion pretty seriously!
Gathering around the starting area…

As the “official” timer, I got to hold down the fort at the finish line, but my friend AJ took some photos at the aid station on top of the ski hill!

Hike’a’biking up some serious grade!
This guy is just givin’ ‘er.
R.Tervo making his way to the top

The Miner’s Revenge was a huge success! The racers had a great time, the course was challenging, and spirits were high. Looking forward to next year’s event… and maybe I will even compete?!


About megankillian

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. I love biomechanics!

Posted on July 22, 2009, in In Training. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Nice post, Megan! You got some good pics from the race… I think we should make a pact, I'll enter if you do 😉

  2. Sounds good to me!! I will have to train more for mountain biking so I don't crash on that downhill…

  3. An Athlete In Training

    As fun as mountain biking races look, and as much as I enjoy mountain biking, I've never been able to make myself enter a race. One of these days!

  4. I've only ever done one official mountain bike race before. It was a lot of fun… and around here, mt bike events are relatively cheap. You should try one !!

  5. GREAT race photos! I'm no cyclist, but this makes me want to head out and give it a try!

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