Sunday, May 12, 2013
EAGLE DIRT STEPS IT UP, BIG TIME
The weather finally broke in the high country this weekend, and it was a pretty special time in the town of Eagle, Colorado. Thanks to the Town, many of the most talented mountain bike racers in the country showed up to race the inaugural Firebird 40 (36) and the racing was fantastic, and the Eagle Outside Expo was a bug success, and there were tons of demo bikes to check out, and it was simply incredible to see so many riders introduce to just some of what Eagle has to offer. Most racers and visitors explained that they never knew that any of this even existed, and we hope they come back to ride and race again. It was a cool vibe all weekend. Mike Mac killed it bringing big time racing to Eagle. It was hard and fun. It will be better in the future. Be sure to put the Eagle Outside Festival on your map for next year....I'll be here. For sure.
The first ever charge of the neutral rollout in Eagle.
The Firebird La Femme was the first ever women's only mountain bike race in Eagle. Erin Huck of Tokyo Joe's took the win and a check for $1000 home with her. The women dug the course and the format....
That's Todd Wells, USA National Champion, on top of the podium and $2000 wealthier on Saturday. Gretchen Reeves won the women's 40.