Mountain Biking

Dawson County Mountain Biking kicks off season – Dawson Community News

On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Dawson County Mountain Biking team kicked off their season with a race at Kingstown Downs in Rome, Ga. 

Chatham Ash on the podium after finishing in third place for varsity girls at the first mountain biking race of the season for Dawson County. Photo by Dustin Heard.

“The race went great,” team director Dustin Heard said. “Last year’s race season was condensed to a time trial format due to covid, so this was our first official race where things were set up back to normal with mass starts. The entire weekend was a great success thanks to all the help and support of our coaches and parents.” 

According to Heard, this year’s team has 12 kids; six middle schoolers and six high schoolers, with ten of those participating in the race. Middle schoolers raced Saturday, with high schoolers racing the following Sunday. Each day had around 600 student athletes from across the state race, with about 2,000 spectators made up of families and friends.