MIDDLETOWN – Saturday, August 7, brought beautiful weather to the 125 racers of the 16th Annual Woods Hollow Classic Mountain Bike Race that led bikers through the open fields and woodlands of Tatum Park in Middletown. The Beginner’s Class rode a total of 7.5 miles. In the men’s beginner class David Wilkins of Piscataway took first place with a time of 40:05, with Ricardo Oliverira of Hillside right behind him for second place with a time of 40:17. Jacqueline Lurch of Allenwood took first place in the women’s beginner class with a time of 48:29, and Janine Trembley of Eatontown took second with a time of 49:23.

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During the Monmouth County Park System’s 16th Annual Woods Hollow Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, August 7, 125 beginner and intermediate bikers raced through the beautiful open fields and woodlands of Tatum Park in Middletown.

The Sport Class was for more intermediate or advanced mountain bike riders who rode 11.25 miles total. Coming in first for the men’s sport class was Daniel Larino from Neshanic Station with a time of 47:25, with Ross Anderson from Point Pleasant following close behind in second place with a time of 47:33. In the women’s sport class Karen Moody from Red Bank came in first with a time of 1:00:29. Laura Deykerhoff placed second with a time of 1:06:19. Complete results of the Woods Hollow Classic Mountain Bike Race can be found on our web site at www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

To learn more about Park System races and events, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call the Park System at (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System is celebrating its golden anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, since the Board of Chosen Freeholders created the first county park in 1960. Today, the Park System has grown to over 30 sites totaling more than 14,500 acres and offers approximately 4,000 recreation programs and activities, making it the perfect place to come outside and play.