Photo Gallery: Mountain Bike Racing in Florida—Part III

By Chris Jasurek
Chris Jasurek
Chris Jasurek
November 19, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

LAKELAND, Fla.—Winter sports, Florida style.

While most of the country is thinking of sledding and skiing, Floridians take to the trails on their mountain bikes.

Race Seven of’s nine-race 2013 Specialized Florida State Championship Series took place Sunday morning, Nov. 17 at Loyce E. Harpe Trails in Lakeland, Florida.

229 riders competed, divided into 23 classes, ranging in skill levels from novice to expert and in age from six to the Grand Masters class for riders over 50.

Competitors have to pay a small registration fee but spectators get in free. Check out the rest of the season’s schedule at

Chris Jasurek