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Bikers are Rolling into the Eagle High Mountain Biking Season

Brandon Corn
Mountain Biking season is in full swing. Sophomore Lucas Reese hits a jump at the Eagle Bike Park for practice.

Eagle High has a mountain biking team. This team is called EHSMTB and was started in 2014. It has been fun and successful ever since. The team is one of the first teams in the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League. To mountain bike one must be committed to all the time it takes and travel to various locations, but also be committed to all the falls and injuries that may happen when competing or practicing. This is the same, or even more so, for members of the Eagle High mountain biking club. One way this sport is different than others is the fact that practicing can be just as hard and dangerous as competing in events and it’s one of many reasons mountain biking is considered an “extreme sport”.  

“My favorite events are when members of the team travel far to race, even as far as other states.” said sophomore Lucas Reese. Bikers usually practice about four days every week. On top of practice (after a long day of school), they travel very far at times for events, even as far as locations in other states. These races consist of some rocky terrain, rough, and flat ground. There is some up and downhill with a lot of cross country. These races usually get a very large crowd of people including spectators and racers.  

The club has a lot of exciting upcoming events. There are two events at the end of September. On Sept. 23, there is a race at Jug Mountain in McCall, Idaho. The second event is on Sept. 24 at Grand Targhee in Alta, Wyoming. So far, the team has already had events at Brundage Mountain Resort in McCall, Idaho on Aug. 19, and an event on Aug. 26. at Magic Mountain Ski Resort in Kimberly, Idaho. The two races they have had so far were very fun and successful according to members of the team.  

“We have a wide range of riders, with a lot of different ages and skill level.” sophomore Lucas Reese said. Although this team is the official Eagle High mountain biking team racers do not have to be a student at Eagle High. This team is open to all riders from sixth grade all the way up to graduating seniors. Everybody is welcome and wanted. The club has about 120 Members. 

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To join this team, one must be willing to practice consistently and work hard. If students are interested in joining this team, then they can come to the annual team sign up night. The date for the sign-up night or previous/future events can be found at If one enjoys mountain biking, then contact the team or go to a practice or race, everybody is more than welcome. 



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Branson Faulk, Photographer
Hi! I am Branson Faulk and I'm a sophomore at Eagle High School. This is my first year on The Stampede staff and my favorite things to do are play sports and go boating.
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