This past weekend, Xterra staged their 5th annual South East Cup Championship race at Oak Mountain. The past participants of this off-road triathlon have had many positive things to say about Oak Mountain’s Red Trail. With BUMP’s recent additions to the system, it garnered even more love from some of the Xterra community’s top performers. Four time Bump N Grind champ and now two time Xterra South East champ Shonny Vanlandingham posted her opinion on her Facebook page. This marks the third time the women’s pro BNG winner has gone on to win the Xterra championship. Xterra’s other superstars also had many positive things to say about our course.
On a hot and humid day in late May, the 2009 version of Bump N’ Grind went down in its typical tight and tough competition. Riders from all over the United States and some from as far away as Isreal, South Africa, Australia and Poland showed up to tackle the course. The pro race took on whole new twist as, for the first time, they raced on a 5.3 mile course for multiple laps. It was a great chance for spectators to see a kind of race not seen on the trails of Oak Mountain State Park. Riding for Team Sho-Air, Australia’s Sid Tamberlay fought off a