Peak mountain biking action, peak athletes, peak party vibes, and peak fall foliage combined for a peak experience atop the 4,848-foot peak of Cheat Mountain as the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Mountain Bike World Series returned to Snowshoe Mountain for the fourth time. Snowshoe, which is the only U.S. venue on the UCI circuit, quickly earned a reputation for hosting some of the most epic bike battles in UCI history since its inaugural entry in 2019. Thick mud, steep slopes, and those famous West Virginia rocks and roots push downhill and cross-country riders to their limits at speeds that make us mere mortals simultaneously shudder with fear and envy.
Highland Outdoors was fortunate to gain media access once again, and we always enjoy shooting photos alongside the mountain bike media bigwigs at this world-class event. Enjoy this sampling of our best shots from this magical event, and check out the UCI site for full race coverage and official results. Viva la bicicletta!
Elite Downhill Racing
Elite Olympic Cross-Country Racing