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Jesse Piersol, Female Champion, (Photo: NC Press Release)
Jesse Piersol, Female Champion, (Photo: NC Press Release)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A perfect beach day with sunny sky, a nice steady breeze, and waterfront temps about 70 degrees welcomed the 2nd annual U.S. Open Fat Bike Beach Championship to Wrightsville Beach.

The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship concludes this weekend at Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Robert Marion of NC and Jesse Piersol of PA Overall Male and Female Champions.

Bikers from five states competed in three divisions covering distances of 24-miles, 16-miles, and 8-miles to accommodate expert, sport, and beginner skill levels. All races started and concluded on the surf-side at host hotel, Blockade Runner Beach Resort.

With mild surf in the background, bikers launched in three waves, two minutes apart, on a one-mile zig-zag course challenging racers with a variety of obstacles and sand conditions.

The 2nd Annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship benefitted the Wrightsville Beach Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public parks and community amenities.

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