Mountain bikers started assembling at Wildwood Park long before the sun started rising over Clarks Hill Lake on Saturday morning.
And Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Randy DuTeau, staff and volunteers were already there to greet them.
Saturday morning was just Day 1 of the inaugural Wildwood Games. Beginning just after 7 a.m., 68 riders faced either an 80-kilometer or 50K route. On Sunday, runners tackled 10K, half-marathon, marathon and 50K trail running races with some of the courses following Bartram Trail.