Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Afton Avalanche-Riding Around the Midwest

Most recent action saw riders hitting up the hilly slopes of Afton Alps for race #6 in the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series. Race recap from Anne Ellefson, (who recorded a 6th place overall in female Sport and 4th in the age group) on MW MTB Report on

Other places by team members include:
Wyatt Horner 4th overall, 3rd in age class, Kids Comp division
Devon Horner 24th overall and 2nd in age class, Citizen division
Jordan Horner, 1st overall Female and 1st in age class Sport (Third win in a row for Jordan! Nicely done Jordan!)
Andrea Horner 2nd overall 1st in age class, Sport
Denny Barry, 63rd overall, 3rd in age class Sport
Corey Coogan Cisek 4th overall 2nd in age class female Elite
Eleanor Magnusson 6th overall 1st in age class female Elite

The team members aren't racing, they are on the road training or hitting up dirt throughout the Midwest. Check out the photos below.

 Jeremy Hecker climbing at Afton to a 35th place finish and 3rd in age class, Elite
 Matt Horner rolling to a 9th place overall and 1st in age class, Comp

Mason Bacso hammering to a 6th place overall and 2nd in age class Elite male

 Bjorn Adelsman out on the road while doing a 50 mile ride last weekend.

 Dave Simmons, Matt Wenzel and Greg Ames getting in some good training in the Paul Bunyan State Forest last weekend.
Bruce and Bjorn Adelsman heading out for the final leg in New Brighton to Bemidji road tour.

Jake Richards checking out the singletrack at Piedmont in Duluth area.

Eric Oftedahl at the Lester Park trailhead in Duluth.

 Jon Richards rolling down the Goat Ranch Rd near Maplelag

Great riding on the Maplelag course with recent cooler temps. Felt like October in the mornings this past weekend.
Jens and Cooper working on a berm on the Maplelag mountain bike course. The track is looking great and we are getting excited for the upcoming Laddies Loppet weekend!

Keep the wheels moving!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

South Side Sprints-Great Hawk Chase

With a break in the mountain bike racing action this past weekend, couple team members hit up the Southside road sprints in Minneapolis posting some good results. The weekend before was a solid representation at Lester Park in Duluth for the Great Hawk Chase, race #5 in the Minnesota MTB Series. Report from Lester on skinnyski

 Kasey Bacso and Jeremy Hecker on the podium at Southside sprints.

 Wyatt Horner at Lester en route to third place overall, 2nd age group Kids Comp.
 Thad Schulz coming through for a 26th place overall and 1st in age class.

 Jay Richards finishing up to a 20th place overall in Elites.
 Anne Ellefson having fun at Lester

 Jake Richards nailing down a 27th place overall and 6th in age class.
 Andrea Horner  weaving to a 4th place overall and 2nd in age class.
 Jordan Horner leading the charge up the hill to a 1st place overall and 1st place age class, Sport.

 Taylor Horner rolling to a 9th place overall and 1st in age class.

 Mason Bacso posting an impressive 5th place overall Elite and 2nd in age class.
 Matt Horner coming around a corner to a 7th place overall and second in age class.
 Eleanor Magnusson all smiles en route to a 4th place overall and 2nd in age class women elite.

 Denny Barry cranking out a 62nd place overall and 2nd in age class Sport class.

 Devon Horner posting a 16th place overall in Sport and 1st in age class.
Matt Lee using local knowledge to post a 8th place overall and 2nd in age class, Comp race.

Maplelag is proud of everyone representing nicely! Keep the wheels moving!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Buck Hill and Firecrackers

Hard to believe we are nearing the halfway point of the season! Lots of events going on throughout the country. Team riders recently competed in race #4 in the Minnesota series, race #5 in the Wisconsin Series and a couple of riders out west competing in the Breckenridge Firecracker 50.

Steve Wenzel and Matt Engen upon completion of the Breckenridge Firecracker 50. Both riders finished under the 5 hour 30 min mark. Nice job fellas! Read Steve's report in the latest MW MTB Report on

Race #4 in the Minnesota Series at Buck Hill saw pretty much ideal racing conditions, albeit a bit warm but a solid turnout by the team riders, especially the Elite class.  Report on MW MTB report on 

Sam Oftedahl racing to a top five finish in Elites (Todd Bauer photo)

Team riders with the following placings:

Wyatt Horner: 3rd place overall 3rd age class Kids Comp

Michael Cisek 14th place overall 2nd age class Citizen
Devon Horner 24th place overall 1st age class Citizen

Jordan Horner 1st place overall 1st  age class Sport
Thad Schulz   29th place overall 4th age class Sport
Denny Barry 71st place overall 5th age class Sport

Matt Horner 29th place overall 5th age class Comp

Corey Coogan Cisek 3rd place overall 1st place age class Elite
Sam Oftedahl  5th place overall 1st place age class Elite
Jay Richards 28th place overall 7th place class Elite
Jake Richards 40th place overall 4th place age class Elite

Jake Richards racing at Buck Hill

Race #5 in the  Wisconsin Off Road Series

Eric Oftedahl 30th overall 5th place age class Elite

After 4 races in the Minnesota Series the team sits 7th overall in the Omnium standings
Elite team 2nd overall
Comp team 12th overall
Sport team 3rd overall
Citizen team 8th overall

Click here for overall standings. Nice job Corey Coogan Cisek for overall lead in the Elite women.

Once again great job everyone. Good luck on the next round of racing!

Keep the wheels moving!