This past Labor Day Weekend was not a holiday for CFR with two major NUE Series races on the schedule.  On Saturday Alex lined up for the 4th annual Park City Point 2 Point, while Jeremiah tackled the Shenandoah Mountain 100 on Sunday.  Both riders came out victorious in what could called be called each one's home race.

Alex has won the Point 2 Point for the past three years in a row, and prior to the race there was talk of a four peat.   "I tried not to put too much pressure on myself and focused on preparing the best I could.  I knew it would be a hard year with riders Ben Sonntag, Josh Tostado, and Carey Smith attending" said Grant.  The race covers almost 80 miles of singletrack in the greater Park City area, and is a test of both fitness and bike handling skills.  Grant rode his Flash 29 for it's speed on the climbs and superb cornering.  After a good battle with 2010 La Ruta winner Ben Sonntag, Alex crossed the line first to take his fourth straight Park City win.

Despite some torrential rains on the morning of the race, the course was in great shape.  "Once again the P2P didn't disappoint, with most riders I talked to agreeing that is was one of the best endurance mountain bike events they had done all year.  For the fourth year running I agree!" commented Grant at the finish.

Meanwhile back on the east coast, Jeremiah Bishop was gearing up for his hometown race, the Shenandoah Mountain 100.  This is one of the toughest stops on the NUE tour due to the technical trails, climbing, and distance.  Bishop has been able to attend enough NUE Series races to be in the hunt for the overall win, and was in a tie for first overall going in to this race.

Rains also hit prior to the Shenandoah start.  "It was a really challenging day today, the remnants of tropical storm Isac made it a proper mountain bike race! Torrents of mud water coming down the trail, lots of riders lost brakes and had drive-train issues, I am really lucky because my Cannondale Flash worked perfectly today." said Bishop.   He was able to break away for the win, despite a late race challenge from Christian Tanguy and Evan Plews. After over seven hours of racing he crossed the line just one minute ahead of Tanguy, and now holds a narrow lead in the points going in to next weekend's NUE Finals.  "Its a great weekend for CFR because we had 2 NUE wins and now hold a slim margin coming into the final race, Fools Gold 100 next week is shaping be another great battle!"

This past Labor Day Weekend was not a holiday for CFR with two major NUE Series races on the schedule.  On Saturday Alex lined up for the 4th annual Park City Point 2 Point, while Jeremiah tackled the Shenandoah Mountain 100 on Sunday.  Both riders came out victorious in what could called be called each one's home race.

Alex has won the Point 2 Point for the past three years in a row, and prior to the race there was talk of a four peat.   "I tried not to put too much pressure on myself and focused on preparing the best I could.  I knew it would be a hard year with riders Ben Sonntag, Josh Tostado, and Carey Smith attending" said Grant.  The race covers almost 80 miles of singletrack in the greater Park City area, and is a test of both fitness and bike handling skills.  Grant rode his Flash 29 for it's speed on the climbs and superb cornering.  After a good battle with 2010 La Ruta winner Ben Sonntag, Alex crossed the line first to take his fourth straight Park City win.

Despite some torrential rains on the morning of the race, the course was in great shape.  "Once again the P2P didn't disappoint, with most riders I talked to agreeing that is was one of the best endurance mountain bike events they had done all year.  For the fourth year running I agree!" commented Grant at the finish.

Meanwhile back on the east coast, Jeremiah Bishop was gearing up for his hometown race, the Shenandoah Mountain 100.  This is one of the toughest stops on the NUE tour due to the technical trails, climbing, and distance.  Bishop has been able to attend enough NUE Series races to be in the hunt for the overall win, and was in a tie for first overall going in to this race.

Rains also hit prior to the Shenandoah start.  "It was a really challenging day today, the remnants of tropical storm Isac made it a proper mountain bike race! Torrents of mud water coming down the trail, lots of riders lost brakes and had drive-train issues, I am really lucky because my Cannondale Flash worked perfectly today." said Bishop.   He was able to break away for the win, despite a late race challenge from Christian Tanguy and Evan Plews.

After over seven hours of racing he crossed the line just one minute ahead of Tanguy, and now holds a narrow lead in the points going in to next weekend's NUE Finals.  "Its a great weekend for CFR because we had 2 NUE wins and now hold a slim margin coming into the final race, Fools Gold 100 next week is shaping be another great battle!"