Plattekill Bike Park presents the Third Annual Pro GRT Fox Racing

  
  


Plattekill Bike Park is proud to present the Third Annual Pro GRT Fox Racing Shox Gravity Open. This year the Fox Racing Shox Gravity Open moves to Memorial Day weekend, May 24-28, 2012. The race will be the third stop of the USA Cycling ProGRT National Series and will offer double series points in the POC Eastern States Cup Regional Championship Series. The ProGRT is the most prestigious downhill mountain bike racing series in North America. The POC Eastern States Cup is the richest, largest and fastest growing series in the nation. This combination event is aimed at riders and racers of all abilities.
 
Top domestic and international professional riders including many World Cup stars will be competing at Plattekill to test their skills on one of the best downhill mountain bike courses in the United States. This year Plattekill is featuring a classic track on the steep North Face side of the bike park. The course has steep chutes, berms and some big gap jumps at the finish.
 
Plattekill doubled the Pro GRT Purse and is offering a $5000 pro purse and some great prizes for amateurs. The race is a USAC qualifier for selection to the World Championship Team, so the pros will be really going for the win. Practice will open Thursday, qualifying is on Saturday and the race will be held on Sunday. Plattekill Bike Park will remain open thru Monday and will be open for freeriding every day of the event. Plattekill will run two lifts for complete access to their trail system.
 
Since 1974, FOX RACING SHOX has been the industry leader in the design and development of the highest performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs and off-road cars and trucks.
 
The POC Eastern States Cup was founded in 2010 as a USA Cycling Eastern Regional Championship Series and featured two USA Cycling State Championships. This proved to be a popular formula with racers and venues. In 2011 the series grew, offering the USAC Regional and three state championships. The 2012 POC Eastern States Cup will feature 5 USAC State Championships and the Eastern Regional Championship at 8 great venues. 2012 and the future indeed look bright for the series and the racers in the East.
 
Plattekill is located in Roxbury, NY. The bike park has been hosting downhill mountain bike racing since 1993. The trails are endless and offer something for riders of all abilities. The fall line trail sections are quite steep and the natural terrain offers loose shale with large rock drops. Plattekill Bike Park uses two lifts accessing two distinct peak areas. Lift attendants place your bikes on the chair for the ride up. The base lodge offers a cafeteria, bike shop and restrooms. On the deck great burgers and refreshments will be available. Plattekill will be open Thursday thru Monday for riding and practicing.
 
Race Fee’s:
$65 Cat1(expert) and Cat2(sport) and Cat3(beginner)    
$95 USAC Pro         
All Race Fees Include Saturday AND Sunday Lift Tickets!!!
Thurs, Fri and Mon Lift Tickets are $20 per day with race entry.
($15 discount from our regular tickets)
 
Schedule:
Registration: 9-4 Friday – Saturday and 8- 9 Sunday
 
Double Chair Practice and Freeriding DH  10-4 Thursday - Friday,  8-4 Saturday, 8-11 Sunday
Triple Chair open 10-4 Saturday and Sunday
 
Saturday Seeding Run DH
Pro and Cat 1 Juniors 4:00pm
 

Sunday Race DH

Cat2-3                12:00pm
Cat1                    1:30 pm
Pro                      2:30 pm
 
Pit Fee’s: 10x10=$100     20x10=200     20x20=$300     20x40= $400  
Reserve spaces early. No e-z ups/tents will be allowed in the top two lots without reserved pit space, NO exceptions. The Reserved pit area will be patrolled throughout the event.
 
 
Camping: The third lot will feature primitive camping. Camping will cost $10 per night for a 12x20 space including your vehicle. Porta poties will be available. Water will be available in the Base Lodge.
No Electric will be available. Generators are allowed until 10pm.
Special Parking restrictions will be enforced
 
Pre Registration, Lodging and more info: links can be found on our site www.plattekill.com
 
www.easternstatescup.com
www.foxracingshox.com
www.usacycling.org/progrt
www.plattekill.com

picture: Matt Delorme

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