Cross country mountain bike championships at Bear Creek
Updated On: Jul 18 2014 09:47:45 PM CDT
The best of the best mountain bikers are in our area for Bear Creek Mountain Resort's cross-country mountain bike national championships this weekend.
"Fast, hard, jarring. Really intense," said one rider.
"Expect to see the best of the best. This is a culmination of all these riders. This is the nationals this is what they compete for all year," national events coordinator for USA Cycling Tony Leko said.
The competitors include everyone from Olympians to top pros to juniors. Close to a thousand riders, from across the country are winding their way through the mountain.
"The course is a real mountain bike course for sure. Lot of rocks, and roots that is uncommon," rider Howard Grotts said.
This is year two of a two year deal for Bear Creek to host the event.
You've heard of the Yellow jersey with the Tour De France but here at the Cross County Mountain Bike Championships it's all about the stars and stripes.
Sixty national titles will be handed out over the weekend.
Emily White, 14, of West Chester, won one of those titles.
She and fellow competitor Emma Freymann hope more girls follow in their wheel spokes.
"The fun part is the adrenaline for it and the companionship with all of us," White said.
The event is all weekend, with the top pros and Olympians set to ride Saturday.
Copyright 2014 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Bucks County man killed in crash on I-78 East in Upper Saucon
Two people killed in Lehigh County wreck
Vacation turns to tragedy when 3-year-old girl is killed
Man says police have often mistaken him for Eric Frein
Inferno damage at least $12M; collapse potential examined
School bus crash sends 4 students to hospitals
School district cancels classes Tuesday after alleged Frein sighting
State police: Possible Eric Frein sighting near post office
PA law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's `obscene celebrity'
Real estate agent testifies about carjacking that killed mom, 3 kids