Dereck Treadwell, mountain bike coach at Gould Academy in Bethel, holds a meeting Wednesday before the start of the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Sixty athletes competed in the first high school enduro-style race on trails built in the past three years. Racers competed on Grease Slapper, Yellow Jacket and Pinball Wizard trails. The race was hosted by the Gould Academy mountain bike team. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Fiona Dolan and her sister, Keegan Dolan, far left, wait for the start of the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike race Wednesday at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. The sisters race with the Southern Maine Mountain Bike Syndicate, a team comprised of high school and middle school students in southern Maine. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

High school and middle school athletes ride Wednesday up Mt. Abram in Greenwood during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike race. Each took one run on the Grease Slapper, Yellow Jacket and Pinball Wizard trails. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Tenma Komine, left, and Mateo Restrepo Guzman of Kents Hill School in Readfield ride Wednesday down the Pinball Wizard trail during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike enduro race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Odin Tanguay of the Southern Maine Mountain Bike Syndicate rides down the Pinball Wizard trail Wednesday during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike enduro race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Trent Stevens of the Southern Maine Mountain Bike Syndicate races down the Grease Slapper trail Wednesday during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike enduro at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Racers pass hammocks Wednesday on the short track course of the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike enduro race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Following the enduro race, competitors raced on a short track cross-country course to add variety to the day’s events. The hammocks are used during Mt. Abram’s summer bike camp program. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Burke MacLeay of Gould Academy in Bethel races down the Yellow Jacket trail Wednesday during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike enduro race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Sixty athletes competed in the first high school enduro-style race on trails built in the past three years. Racers competed on Grease Slapper, Yellow Jacket and Pinball Wizard trails. The race was hosted by the Gould Academy mountain bike team. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Sergi Massague of Fryeburg Academy races down the Pinball Wizard trail Wednesday during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike enduro race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Sixty athletes competed in the first high school enduro-style race on trails built in the past three years. Racers competed on Grease Slapper, Yellow Jacket and Pinball Wizard trails. The race was hosted by the Gould Academy mountain bike team. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Each rider in the The Northern New England High School Mountain Bike Race Series has their bike tagged. The racing series is broken into three divisions: West, Central and East. Students at Maine public and private schools primarily compete in the East division. Schools from the West (Vermont), Central (New Hampshire and Massachusetts) and East (Maine) meet up during the first and last race of the season. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Oliver Sapak of Gould Academy in Bethel waits for course inspection to open Wednesday at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Sapak is one of 60 high school and middle school students who raced during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike enduro race hosted by Gould Academy. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Dereck Treadwell, mountain bike coach at Gould Academy in Bethel, hands Fiona Dolan of the Southern Maine Mountain Bike Syndicate her first-place award Wednesday following the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Dolan won the girls B division race. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

A trailer of mountain bikes from the Fryeburg Academy team pulls out of the Mt. Abram parking lot Wednesday following the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal


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