Mountain bikers clock top time at Wild Descent race

Kylar Highe flew into first place in the Wild Wild Descent Mountain Bike Race Aug. 23.

Winners of the Wild Wild Descent mountain bike race line up with organizer Bruce Martindale. L-R is first place winner Kylar Highe

Kylar Highe flew into first place in the Wild Wild Descent Mountain Bike Race Aug. 23.

The site of the showdown was the two-kilometre Pack Horse Trail on Copper Mountain, and organizer Bruce Martindale said all the winners clocked super fast time.

Kylar made it down in 2:29, only five-seconds faster than second-place winner Nikolas Berndt at 2:34. Third went to Richard Payjack with 2:38.

“Kylar was the first one to come down the mountain at 2:29:62 and nobody beat him for the rest of the day,” said Martindale.

Seventeen riders from Terrace and Kitimat showed up on the mountain to compete.

There was “lots of sunshine, and [some] rain and wind and everything, but it was good,” Martindale said.

The race was organized by Wild Bike and sanctioned by Terrace Off-Road Cycling Association (TORCA).

The winning females were first Renee Froese at 2:51, second Stacey Blake at 2:52 and third Helen Purslow 3:01.

Of the under-19 racers, first went to Brendan Barnett at 2:43, second was Marlon Quack at 2:46, and third was Kyle Anderson at 3:31.