August 9, 2012

Andrea's SLC Corporate Games Mountain Bike Race Report

Last night I participated in the SLC Corporate Games Mountain Biking Race along with three of my co-workers from BD Medical. The three guys are very experienced bikers, and I was chosen as the token female for the co-ed division. I don't think these guys realized that my ability to run fast does not translate into biking fast! 

I wouldn't necessarily call this a mountain biking race... it was more like a sprint cyclo-cross race. The course was a 2-lap loop, for a whopping total of 2 miles... so the race was much more about bike handling skills and sprinting (not my specialties!) than it was about endurance. The course was a dirt/sand mix of singletrack and doubletrack, with tight turns and lots of people. I really enjoyed it - challenging for me but mostly fun!

I had a great time and came in 2nd place for the women....out of three :-) I've decided that mountain biking is a sport that I like to do for fun rather than competitively...that is, until the Corporate Games next year!

The corporate games are still in full swing - I ran the XC race two weeks ago, and currently I'm also playing on my company's ultimate frisbee and soccer teams. More to come on those shortly!

Lap #1
Lap #2

Coming into the finishing chute
Wheeler Farm, where the race was held
Animals run amok at this place!


  1. The last couple of years it felt like they cut back on trail maintenance and it looks like this year they have picked up the trail maintenance bigtime. electric bikes nz

  2. Nice Post! The mountain bike race is fun and should be healthy body.
    bike games