BEECH MOUNTAIN — A nine-year-old boy was airlifted by Wings Air Rescue on Aug. 4 after sustaining life-threatening injuries while participating in a mountain bike race on Beech Mountain.
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You’ll grin along amazing flow trails and cry as another 5,000m pass looms into view ahead. Yes, the Wakhan is a challenge to reach and a challenge to ride, but the rewards are a lot more wholesome than sheer bar-talk bravado afterwards. While about 100 trekking tourists visit this area per year, the Wakhan still has to make it on to mountain bike guiding companies’ itineraries.
Nel 1996, in occasione dei Giochi della XXVI Olimpiade, la gara di mountain bike specialità cross country, fu aggiunta agli eventi dei Giochi olimpici estivi. L'olandese Bart Brentjens e l'italiana Paola Pezzo furono i primi campioni olimpici della specialità.