Downhill mountain biking
Jun 20, 2013 | 1728 views | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DOVER– Some of the best downhill mountain bikers on the East Coast will descend upon Mount Snow for the fifth stop on the POC Eastern States Cup race series, June 22 and 23. Mount Snow has been hosting major downhill mountain bike events for more than two decades and was the first East Coast venue ever to host the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, in 2007 and again in 2008.

The schedule for Saturday, June 22, will be: registration from 9 am – noon in the Clocktower Building. The racer practice will be from 10 am to 4 pm.

The schedule for Sunday, June 23, will be similar with registration from 8 am to 9:30 am in the Clocktower Building and racer practice from 9 to 10:45 am. The race will start at 11 am. An award ceremony will be held 45 minutes after the last race.

The cost (including lift ticket for Saturday and Sunday as well as entry into the race) for Pros will be $80, for amateursn $70.

There are as many as 16 categories riders can register for depending on age, gender, and skill level with pro men and women vying for a piece of the cash purse and the fastest amateur riders in each category going home with gear from event sponsors.

The trail crew at Mount Snow has mapped out the downhill course for this race to include steep, technical sections like Pat’s Pitch and the perennial favorite Yard Sale, as well as some new progressive open sections of terrain featuring banked turns, tabletops, and step up/downs.

To book lodging at Mount Snow or in the Mount Snow Valley, call (800) 245-7669. Camping and dogs are not permitted on Mount Snow property. Nearby camping is available at Molly Stark State Park and Woodford State Park.

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