To The Top – Wintergreen Ascent 2011!

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Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Martin Versluys, co-owner of Acorn Inn B & B in Faber, pedals his way to the top in the 2011 Wintergreen Ascent Bike Race this past Saturday (5.7.11). Martin is an avid cyclist competing all over the world. He rides in this local event every year.

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, Virginia

It may be just under 7 miles, but it’s a steep 6.75 miles to the top at Wintergreen Resort. This past Saturday (5.7.11) cyclists from all over the area took to 664 and pedaled their way to the top. Our NCL Mountain Photographer, Paul Purpura, made Saturday’s race and came back with these shots. Paul’s covered this race for many, many years in the past.

10 year old Christopher Carey makes his way to the top at the 2011 Wintergreen Ascent bike race.

The event is formally known as The Jim Beazell
Wintergreen Ascent
coordinated by The Charlottesville Racing Club and Wintergreen Resort.

This cyclist gets ready to start the Wintergreen Ascent in Beech Grove this past Saturday 5.7.11

For more information head on over the Charlottesville Racing Club

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