High School Mountain Bike Race Cancelled; Unlikely to be Rescheduled

Thursday’s storm and the continued rain resulted in the cancellation of a highly anticipated local event. For the second weekend in a row, thousands of high school mountain bike racers and their families traveled to Vernal for competition on the new race track built by the Uintah High School Mountain Bike team and their families. Crews worked tirelessly after Thursday’s rain storm to get the track functional again for Saturday’s race and by Friday the group believed the show would go on. Unfortunately, the persistent rain destroyed the conditions of the track by Saturday morning and the event had to be cancelled. Head coach Jesse Atwood reports that even though the event had to be cancelled, the people who traveled to Vernal to compete still really loved the facility. Atwood also noted that it is unlikely that they will be able to reschedule the event this year because it depends on the coaches and if they are willing to pay for hotels and travel. Despite the disappointment, Atwood praised the efforts of those that made the races possible including an overwhelming volunteer effort.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.