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Next MASS event benefits environmental education

The next event in the Mid Atlantic Super Series (MASS), the Neshaminy Classic, scheduled for June 17 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, will raise money to support Idlewood, a nationally recognized environmental station with a 125-acre habitat for songbirds, deer and a variety of wetlands animals. Its trails are also known as some of the best, and hardest, mountain bike trails in the area.

Langhorne is a town once synonymous with speed of another sort. "At one time, Langhorne Speedway was once second only to Indianapolis in terms of importance," said Media Director Ken Getchell, a native of the area. "Indy cars and NASCAR raced here annually and it was known as one of the fastest, most difficult and dangerous places to race cars in all the world."

According to John Miller, Mid-Atlantic Super Series Director and one of the co-promoters of the event, "[Sponsor] Guy's Racing is committed to the local environment. If the weather is severe, we are able to communicate with our racers through our website (www.masuperseries.com) to postpone the event." The club is especially protective of the new trails that many of its members have been laboring on since last December in preparation for this race.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.