Sanford man sets record in Ragged Mountain Festival bike event

Festival includes mountain bike competitors

By Daniel Dunkle | Village Soup | Oct 14, 2010

 

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(Photo by: Daniel Dunkle) Bruce Wallingford of Westbrook takes a jump during the downhill mountain bike race Oct. 10 at the Camden Snow Bowl.

Camden Donnie Roberts of Sanford set a new course record for downhill mountain biking Oct. 10 at the Camden Snow Bowl. The downhill mountain bike race was one of many activities Sunday at the Snow Bowl as part of the seventh annual Ragged Mountain Festival. The day started with a pancake breakfast and included scenic chairlift rides for those looking to take in a view of the fall foliage. Children enjoyed pumpkin hunts, a fairy house, a somersault race and mountain biking events. The event also included live music and a K-9 costume contest.

On Sunday afternoon, several mountain bike racers braved the downhill track. Roberts set the course record at 3:52.10, taking first place in the competition. Zach Gerry of West Rockport finished second and Gabe Finkelstein of Hope third. In the course of the event, one of the other contestants crashed and was unable to finish the course, taking the chairlift down instead. Following the event, bicyclists tried the pump track at the Snow Bowl.

 

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Becky Bagley of Sanford can be seen through the foliage as she rides her mountain bike Oct. 10 at the Camden Snow Bowl. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)

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Placing in the downhill mountain bike race Oct. 10 are, from left, Zach Gerry of West Rockport in second, Donnie Roberts of Sanford first and Gabe Finkelstein of Hope third. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)

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Chris Donovan approaches the finish during a mountain bike race at the Camden Snow Bowl. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)

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Tim Sewall of Rockport rides to the finish. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)

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Children participate in a summersault race during the Ragged Mountain Festival Oct. 10 at the Camden Snow Bowl. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)

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Children participate in a summersault race at the Camden Snow Bowl Oct.10. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)

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People enjoy scenic chairlift rides at the Camden Snow Bowl during the Ragged Mountain Festival Oct. 10. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)

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Silvia Wallingford's dog, Lady Slipper, was named cutest dog at the Ragged Mountain Festival. Wallingford said all of the dogs that entered received an award. Wallingford is from Westbrook. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)

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