COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - This weekend marked a first here in Columbus, the first ever Let's Go Nuts Mountain Bike Race at Flat Rock Park.
Go Nuts is a recently founded Columbus-based mountain biking company.
This race was something David Moore, owner and founder of Go Nuts, has been dreaming of for quite a while.
"It's been in the plans for three years, we finally pulled the trigger this year," Moore said. "We just said let's do it, let's bring some more events to Columbus and the surrounding areas and see how far we can take it."
The sport of mountain biking has rapidly taken off since it was first offered school students in 2009.
Georgia and Alabama are two of the seven states in the country that offer mountain biking to middle schoolers.
Moore will be take his skills and knowledge of the sport and become a coach for the upcoming school year.
"This is my first year as one of the middle school high school coaches this year," Moore said. "We have a small team right now and any kid from sixth grade up to a senior in high school is more than welcome to come out and they will be placed in a JV or varsity."
This is the first in a series of three Lets Go Nuts mountain bike races. The next two will take place in West Point and Auburn.
For more information check out their website at this link.