Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Rob Wassmen of Sacramento washes the mud off his bicycle after completing the Cool Mountain Bike Race. Recent rains made the 10 mile course muddy and there were several creek crossings.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Jounal Veteran endurance athlete Dawn Infurna-Bean finished first in the womens single speed 36-99 age group division riding 20 miles.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Scott Clark begins to desend to Knickerbocker Creek Sunday.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The 19th annual Cool Mountain Bike Race got off to a great start Sunday morning under cloudy conditions. The rain held off for excellent riding conditions on the 10 mile Olmstead Loop Trail. Over 300 riders took place in the annual fundraising event.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Justin Abbott finished third in the pro division Sunday at the Cool Mountain Bike Race. Abbott's time for the three laps was 2:16:30.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal David Miller crosses Knickerbocker Creek. Miller was riding in the expert 19-39 division, and finished his two 10 mile laps in 1:32:46.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Jounal Michael Hosey was the overall winner Sunday in the Cool Mountain Bike Race. Hosey finished in 2:03:10. The 23 year old from Cotati California last rode the Cool race in 2003.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn?s Tyler Covich got off to a good start at the Cool Mountain Bike Race Sunday in the 20-29 age beginning division, riding one 10 mile lap. Covich placed 4th in his division with a time of 1:09:33.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Obie Miller (L) and Carl Sanders (R) navigate across Knickerbocker Creek Sunday in the Cool Mountain Bike Race on the Olmstead Loop Trail. Recent rains have swelled creeks that riders had to cross during the race. Sanders finished third in the 40-99 Expert Division in 2:17:01.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Michael ?Buck ? Hosey of Cotati, California was the overall winner and first place finisher in the pro division Sunday. Hosey rode three laps and covered the 30 miles in 2:03:10. ?The course was fun, a little muddy but not that technical, it was wide open power which is good for me,? said Hosey after the race.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal 40-49 age group Expert Division rider Craig Lindberg crosses Knickerbocker Creek in Sunday's Cool MTB race. Lindberg finished his two 10 mile laps in 1:36:50.