Volunteers Needed for Uintah High School Mountain Bike Race

After months of grueling work, the trail for this weekend’s high school mountain bike race in Uintah County is complete! According to one of the event organizers Trina Hedrick, both weekends of racing is expected to bring about 2500 individual racers and their families to Vernal which will provide a boost to the tourism economy with hotels filled and restaurants and stores frequented. In order to make the event a success, however, volunteers are needed to help with the course before and during the race. “By helping with setup,” shares Hedrick, “folks will be indirectly helping to support our local economy. It’s also a chance to support the kids on the team. They really worked their butts off to get that thing built before the races.” In fact, Hedrick says that two other towns were supposed to host races this fall but couldn’t get their act together in time. The races will be held September 17th and September 24th. To learn more how you can help, check out the Uintah High School Mountain Bike Team page on Facebook.


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.