CHESTER, NJ - The fourth mountain bike race of the inaugural season of the New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League took place on Sunday June 4. The rain held off for most of the day for the league's second visit to Highland Ridge Park in Chester, allowing for a full day of racing for middle and high-school students representing fifteen different teams from all over New Jersey.
The Morristown Revolutions, a composite team made up primarily of riders from Morristown and Randolph, took first place in the team awards. This was the Revolutions' third victory in the four races that have been completed so far.
Revolutions riders won numerous accolades on the individual podiums with seven total podium awards, and Morristown was well represented. In the varsity boys race, Junior Rondon earned a second place finish and Hugh Grennan came in fifth. Grennan was on pace to run his best race of the season, with a lead of more than one minute on the final lap when his bike suffered a broken chain. Despite the mechanical difficulties, Hugh was able to earn a fifth place finish and podium award. Dan Picciochi fought off a strong field of ten riders and finished in first place in the JV race.
“Hugh’s finish really exemplified the league’s core principals as listed on the banner in the photo. Trophies are great, but it is this type of stuff that deep down makes us proud", said Jeremy Klopper Team Director.
The Revolutions will be looking for their next win, along with the season race series win, with a strong finish at the final race on June 11th at Six-Mile Run in Franklin, NJ.
The team welcomes any middle or high school male or female students that are interested in mountain biking regardless of experience. There is still time to join the team and ride in the final race. Anyone interested should email the team atmorristownrevolutionsMTB@gmail.com or stop into the Morristown location of Marty's Reliable Cycle.
JuTo stay up to date on the team's growth and achievements, look for @MotownRevolutions on Facebook and Instagram.