Now in it's 15th year, the Mid-Atlantic Super Series (M.A.S.S.) is the premier mountain bike race series in the Mid-Atlantic region. The M.A.S.S. is a cooperative effort by M.A.S.S. volunteers, race promoters and team directors to link together many great races into season-long individual and team competitions.
The goal of the M.A.S.S. has always been to provide a competitive as well as a fun and festive race atmosphere. The M.A.S.S. has something for everyone. From the Elite Open class pitting the best racers of all ages against each other for substantial cash prizes to beginner junior classes for young racers. And while the M.A.S.S. has all the traditional types of races you would expect from a premier series such as cross-country races, 4 to 6 hour endurance races and 50 mile marathons the M.A.S.S. also has things you would not expect in a series such as a team relay competition, a night XC race and new for 2014 - the 3 day option of The Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage Race.
A big part of the M.A.S.S. is the team competition. The team competition is broken into Open, Grassroots and Endurance team divisions and at the end of the season team awards are presented to the top 3 teams in each division. Many racers are more concerned with their teams placing than they are their individual series standings.
The M.A.S.S. race courses are some of the best in the country and vary greatly from fast, flowy singletrack to tight, technical rocks and roots to big mountain climbs to twisty, sandy south Jersey style riding. Our promoters spend countless hours preparing, maintaining and marking our courses to deliver a high-quality mountain bike racing experience for riders of all abilities and strengths. Many of our promoters dedicate part of their race proceeds benefit charitable organizations. We believe in giving back to our communitees and leaving our trails better than we found them.
At the end of the season the M.A.S.S holds a huge awards ceremony at our final XC and Endurance races. Last year the M.A.S.S. awarded over $5,000 in end of season awards and that included over 35 series champion jerseys, 100+ trophies and 12 team cup plaques.