DORBA Fall Series – Johnson Branch

The fourth race of the DORBA Fall Series has proven to be the most challenging race thus far. The race course started directly with the “red loop,” which is quite rocky with numerous rock gardens, technical climbs, and some short, steep drops. After enduring 2 miles of the “red loop,” the course continued onto a jeep road and curved through trees up and down wooded hillsides which created plenty of elevation change. Not only did Mike D’Aurelio, Phil Hollings, and Brandon Schrader survive two laps of this brutal course, they also made the podium. Shout out to Brandon for completing this on his single speed. In addition to those members, Keith McDonald, Brittany Smith, and Melissa Dalton, also made the podium.


Brandon receiving 2nd place in Cat 2 SS. That 14-year-old was fast!

After hitting the trail, racers got to enjoy the carnival festivities hosted by the Big Pigs. I must say it was quite entertaining seeing some of our fellow riders being dunked into a tub of water! Thank you again for putting on such a great event!

James and Phil getting ready to hit the trail!












Here are the team’s overall results and photos:

Cat 1

Cat 2

  • Brandon Schrader, 2nd, SS
  • Phil Hollings, 2nd, Men 60 +
  • James Henson, DNF (technical)

Cat 3

  • Chris Torrez, 7th, Men 30 – 39
  • Keith McDonald, 2nd, Men 40 – 49
  • Brittany Smith, 2nd, Women 19 – 29
  • Melissa Dalton, 1st, Women 40 +

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