Big Rides and some more East Coast

Erin Osborne chasing the lead racer during the Big Ride in New Mexico. She ended up taking 1st place in the women's Solo.

Erin Osborne chasing the lead racer during the Big Ride in New Mexico. She ended up taking 1st place in the women's Solo.

Mid-summer rides in the New Mexico alpine with monsoons looming overhead... pretty much the best reason to enter a 40-mile race. The Zia Rides South Boundary Big Ride covers 40 miles of singletrack from Angel Fire to Taos, topping out at 11,000 feet. Erin Osborne completed the race in first place for the Women's Solo two minutes ahead of the rest of the pack. Alex Leonard took 5th in the men's Open.

On the other side of our race team spectrum, Scott Countryman took 4th place in the IMBA National Enduro Series round in Snowshoe, West Virginia. This was the fifth race of six for the series, with the final race taking place in Truckee, California. Scott still sits 2nd over all. Keep sending our racers good vibes and holler at them on the local trails!

Cover photo: Scott Countryman at the USA Cycling Enduro National Championship. Photo courtesy of Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.