Monster Army

On the frontlines: USDH #2 NJ Recap

This week we stop into beautiful Vernon, New Jersey which is home to Mountain Creek Bike Park, formerly known as the Diablo Freeride Park. This venue is filled with tons of US downhill racing heritage and is best known for hosting the US Open of Mountain Biking in year’s past.

Andrew Driscoll made the trek down from New Hampshire to spin some laps and check out the views from the podium. A strong second place showing before heading to Europe for the third round of the UCI World Cup series.

Just ahead of Driscoll would be none other than our Canadian speedster, Tristan Lemire. Tristan enjoyed a fun weekend in the wet woods of New Jersey and found himself finishing off the weekend with a strong win in his class.

Steven Walton floating out of one of the last corners into the finish arena on his way to a 5th place podium finish in the UCI Elite Men.

Ella Erickson continues to have strong showings week after week. Another race, another podium! 4th place for her in UCI Elite Women.

Kailey Skelton had high hopes of backing up her strong performance at round one in Tennessee earlier this year, but an unfortunate crash in practice would sideline her for the remainder of the weekend with a fractured wrist. We wish her a smooth recovery and can’t wait to see her back on the bike for National Championships!

Nikolas Nestoroff stays low and finds as much speed as possible as he heads towards the bottom of the track with a blistering fast time.

Nik waiting anxiously in the hot set as the last few riders are on track. A quick and smooth run lands the SoCal native in the number three spot on the weekend in UCI Elite Men.

Nathan Kitchen landed himself on the podium yet again with another 4th place finish!

That’s a wrap on another great outing at the second stop of the USDH National Series! Congratulations to all our athletes, we’ll see you in Leogang, Austria for the third race of the World Cup!


Nikolas Nestoroff – 3rd UCI Elite Men

Steven Walton – 5th UCI Elite Men

Ella Erickson – 4th UCI Elite Women

Tristan Lemire – 1st Cat 1 17-18

Andrew Driscoll – 2nd Cat 1 17-18

Nathan Kitchen – 4th Cat 1 17-18