Locals Attend Snowshoe Mountain Bike World Cup


September 9, 2019

Local rider Neko Mulally designed the course for the World Cup competition held over the weekend. Racer Laurie Greenland jumps over the first part of the downhill course in Snowshoe, W. Va. (Times photo by Alex Perri)

Thousands of fans descended upon Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia this past weekend to watch the year's final installment of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and to watch the world's best mountain bikers, several of whom have close connections to Transylvania County.

Transylvania County local downhill racers Neko Mulally and Luca Shaw are among the top talent from the United States to be racing, and North Carolinians showed up in droves to cheer on the local boys. Additionally, two Brevard College Tornado cyclists, Carson Beckett (2020) and Tyler Orschel (2021), along...

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