Trans-Sylvania Epic wraps up with stage 8

Trans-Sylvania Epic wraps up with stage 8

The NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic wrapped up with the famous, or perhaps infamous, stage 8 on Saturday evening and kicked off the post-race party.  Sixteen brave riders signed up for a several-lap race around the lake.  In between each lap, the were forced to eat a hard pretzel, a faschnacht and a whoopie pie… all in the name of the Pennsylvania Dutch Derby.

Check out the photos below for all the action.

 

Stage 8 participants run through seltzer-water showers before getting to the start line

Stage 8 participants run through seltzer-water showers before getting to the start line

Ellen Noble yells for a pretzel as she rolls into the staging line for Stage 8

Ellen Noble yells for a pretzel as she rolls into the staging line for Stage 8

Brice Shirbach’s front wheel is flat as he crossed the suicide cones

Brice Shirbach’s front wheel is flat as he crossed the suicide cones

Michael Sampson jumps over the suicide boxes on the way to the finish line

Michael Sampson jumps over the suicide boxes on the way to the finish line

Rory Gonsalves stops for a rest before running around the lake for Lap 2

Rory Gonsalves stops for a rest before running around the lake for Lap 2

Michael Wissell lets the air out of Madison Matthews’ rear tire before taking off for Lap 2

Michael Wissell lets the air out of Madison Matthews’ rear tire before taking off for Lap 2

Izzy Cohen finishes up a whoopee-pie as part of the Stage 8 competition

Izzy Cohen finishes up a whoopee-pie as part of the Stage 8 competition

Kaysee Armstrong eats a whoopee-pie as Harris Dunlap lets out the air from her rear tire

Kaysee Armstrong eats a whoopee-pie as Harris Dunlap lets out the air from her rear tire

Scott Smith rallies around the lake towards the finish line in Stage 8

Scott Smith rallies around the lake towards the finish line in Stage 8

Mike Yarnell takes a fall under the limbo poles near the lake

Mike Yarnell takes a fall under the limbo poles near the lake

Izzy Cohen runs through the suicide boxes into the finish of Stage 8

Izzy Cohen runs through the suicide boxes into the finish of Stage 8

Madison Matthews holds the winner’s prize from Stage 8

Madison Matthews holds the winner’s prize from Stage 8

Benjamin Kauffman stuffs a whoopee-pie into his mouth as a part of Stage 8

Benjamin Kauffman stuffs a whoopee-pie into his mouth as a part of Stage 8

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