The Cardigan Thirds and Reserve Mountain Bike Teams had their final race on Saturday at Franklin Falls. This was not just a regular race, but the Championship and the Cougars worked very hard in preparation for the event. In the final two weeks of practice, the Cougars continued to work on their skills in the field, completed new features in the woods, and pushed their endurance on some very hilly, dirt road rides. The Cougars even got off-campus and road at the Green Woodlands, testing their abilities on new trails. All of the training showed in this final race, where every single Thirds and Reserve rider completed in the C race.
The course was long and all the boys pushed themselves to do their best, making it up every hill and around all the tight corners. Jaeson Cabrera ‘22 finished the race before a lot of the JV riders. Another highlight was watching Francisco Concha ‘21 and Salvador Rey Kamar ‘20 work together throughout the entire race, pushing each other to the finish line. The coaching staff is very proud of the boys and all the hard work they put into this race, and all season long. It was very fun to watch them grow and compete throughout the season.