Mountain bike team wins back-to-back state championships

October 31, 2018
2018 state champion mountain bike team

The Stillwater Area High School mountain bike team captured back-to-back state championships! Stillwater closed out the season with a first place showing at the Minnesota High School Cycling League State Championship race at Mount Kato in Mankato.

The four mile course is the most difficult of the season. It starts with a climb to the top of the ski area. Once on top, competitors make a large trip along the back of the ski area. The approximate vertical gain per lap is 400 feet. After combining points from the championship race, along with five races during the regular season, the Ponies placed 1st overall in the state.

The middle school team also won the overall state championship, after biking to first place in the championship race.