The Mid-Atlantic Super Series heads to a hilltop estate north of Wilmington, Delaware, for the Escape from Granogue race. New this year is a four-hour enduro to compliment the Olympic-style cross country races for pro and amateur categories. Races will be held rain or shine.
The event is held to honor and celebrate the life of Delaware resident, racer, and bike mechanic Andrew Mein, who perished in a hit-and-run accident while cycling home from work in nearby Newark in 1998. Though he characterized himself as grumpy, his friends remember him as someone who very funny, yet with a serious side that always encouraged other riders to be ambassadors of the sport. According to the event's promoter, Marc Vettori, "Andrew was warm and caring; a budding trials rider who won his intermediate class in mountain bike trials (earlier) that spring."
A portion of every entry fee will go toward the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation.