Finish arch, 2011 Piney Hills Classic

It is with a little bit of sadness and a lot of pride that we announce the retirement of the Louisiana State Championship of Mountain Bike Racing, aka LAXC. In partnership with USACycling, this state championship was the first of its kind for the Gulf South United States. We brought things together at an opportune time when Louisiana had high-charged support for mountain bike racing, with trails just waiting to be promoted and raced.

Trends come and go, people move on to other passions, and the weather changes. What was started in 2011 and finishes in its lucky seventh year accomplished the following goals in service of mountain biking (racing has always been a great way to promote trails):

It helped an aggressive but unique new trail in the West Feliciana Sports Park called “The Beast” grow from obscurity and infamy. This trail is now famous in the media, and a permanent destination for competitive trail runners and mountain bikers alike.

The LAXC was solely responsible for carrying on the unbroken string of Piney Hills Classic races on Louisiana’s most celebrated trail in Ruston, the annual event now safely back in the hands of TMBRA. We thank Texas for its standard-setting competition, and participation in our series.

The LAXC brought mountain bike racing to the grand Bodcau Dam trail.

The LAXC held Louisiana’s first sanctioned night race!

The Louisiana series was there to promote the brand-new Acadiana Park trail in Lafayette that now has strong, sustainable popularity, and a new series host to feed it racers next year.

Lastly, although we lost a diamond in the rough, the Cypress Bend Resort trail, we were blessed with a top-notch sponsor in our first year that treated a bunch of muddy mountain bikers like first-class royalty, within resort tucked away in the hills and lakes of Western Louisiana.

Therefore, we leave mountain biking, and mountain bike racing in the good hands of those enthusiasts that have raced with us and will continue to seek out new trails and new racing adventures. Stay fast and dirty Louisiana!
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Announcing our 2017 LAXC CHAMPIONS: Cat 1: Trevor Berry (Men). Cat 2: Corey Mouton (Men under 45). Cat 3: Frank Higgins (Men under 45). Championship medals and series champion jerseys will be provided; please congratulate our champions! ... See MoreSee Less

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Series results will be posted this week. All 7 champions will receive medals for first-third place in each series category, and series winners will receiver a championship jersey. ... See MoreSee Less

Laxc#4 Acadiana Classic

November 12, 2017, 8:00am - November 12, 2017, 1:00pm

Mountain Bike Lafayette presents the second annual Acadiana Classic Mountain Bike Race. 12,16, or 20 mile routes; Lafayette, Louisiana. Sunday, October 8th at the Acadiana Park Mountain Bike Trails....

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We apologize but after an extensive tour of the trail this morning following Friday night's rains, we have decided to cancel Beast Master.

While LAXC's policy is rain or shine, extensive erosion damage has made a workable race route in an already tough course impossibly dangerous. All registrations will be refunded. Please look forward to the finale in Lafayette.
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