High Rollers

More than 800 high school mountain bike racers from around the state, as well as a few from Wyoming and New Mexico, gathered atop Durango Mesa (formerly Ewing Mesa) last weekend for the Colorado High School Cycling League’s championships. The mornings were brisk, the sun was bright, the trails were buff and the stoke was high. And not surprisingly, the Durango Demons won their division state title for the second year in a row, with Animas High finishing second. Here’s a look:

Freshman girls fresh off the starting line. 
Pushing hard midway through the race course.
Spectators enjoy the crisp October morning. 
Flowing through bermed turns near the finish line.