Congratulations to four local students for competing in the New York Interscholastic Cycling League, a group organized in 2013 to provide competitive mountain biking programs for students in grades 9 to 12. Together these students have gone to five different races throughout the state, competing against other high schoolers from New York in mountain biking.
A championship race took place on June 5 at Walnut Mountain Park in Liberty, New York. Two tenth graders at Northport High School competed In the sophomore division: Carter Mooers placed 2nd overall and Ryan DeMeo placed 5th overall.
Troy Werthner, also a Northport High School tenth grader, competed in the junior varsity category and placed 4th overall in his division. James McKinley, a senior at St. Anthony’s High School, came in 7th place overall in the varsity division.
The students ride for the New York Cranks, a team consisting of middle and high school boys and girls from Long Island, New York City and Westchester. Carter, Ryan, Troy and James do a majority of their training at Meadowlark Park off of Middleville Road, next to the Northport VA Medical Center. The 3.6-mile loop trail features intermediate to advanced terrain for hikers and mountain bikers.
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