Bikercross draws winter downhillers

14 year-old Neko Mulally won the eighth annual Bikercross at the Blue Mountain Ski Area in eastern...

14 year-old Neko Mulally won the eighth annual Bikercross at the Blue Mountain Ski Area in eastern Pennsylvania last weekend. He beat the other finalists including Lars Tribus, Scott Cooper, and Marvin Scanland after a series of elimination heats of three and four riders each on the snowy ski slopes. Racers were encouraged by cheering skiers and snowboarders along the course.

Not everyone had such a good weekend. 20 year-old Gregory White had to be evacuated by toboggan and helicopter after he took a flyer over the front of his bike and landed head-first in the snow. Although unconscious and bleeding from the mouth, White was reported later in the day to be in stable condition according to The Morning Call.

''In my years of doing this race, I've seen a lot worse,'' said Bikercross director Jason Boris to The Morning Call. Boris commented the race averages about one helicopter evacuation per year.

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