Camden Hills competes in Bradbury Endurance Relay Race
Pownall — The Camden Hills mountain bike team competed in the 12 hours of Bradbury Endurance Relay Race on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Each September, Casco Bay Sports organizes a 12-hour relay race and festival that brings together bike racers, enthusiasts and families from across the Northeast and Canada.
The venue is an eight-mile race of tough single-track terrain through Bradbury State Mountain Park. The Bradbury race had teams in various divisions from four-person, three-person, two-person for men, women, coed and juniors to individual racers in various categories.
The event started at 8 a.m. and finished at 8 p.m. with teams and individual racers trying to complete as many laps as possible in 12 hours, with the best time in the total laps completed.
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Camden Hills had a group of senior riders riders compete in the four-person junior division and three groups compete in the three-person junior division.
In the four-person junior division, seniors Chapin Lamont, Alex Mansius, Brendan Carey and Rebekah Hilt rode to a second-place silver medal, completing 13 laps and averaging 52.57 minutes a lap.
The time would have been better but bike problems on the final lap during the night hour forced Lamont to run about 6 miles with his bike, resulting in a slower time.
The Gould Academy senior team took first place in the four-person junior division, with 13 laps, averaging 50.34 minutes.
Camden Hills placed three teams in the three-person junior division. The team of Casey Rouleau, Aidan Acosta and Shawn Albertson took silver for second place, completing 12 laps in a 1:00:03 pace.
The team of Max Horovitz, Zach Hand and Zoe Zwecker took fifth place, completing 11 laps with a 1:05:06 pace and the team of Desmond Cayouette, Quinn Duggan and Dana Blackstone finished nine laps to take sixth place, averaging 1:10:34
Rebekah Hilt won the prized raffle featuring a Carver Bike Frame.
"Our Camden Hill racers really enjoyed the day along with the atmosphere of riding in a competitive, but fun event for all types of mountain bike racers," said Windjammer coach Karl Enroth. "Casco Bay Sports and their volunteers did a great job managing the 12-hour endurance race."