4th Annual AT’s Showdown at the SF Bike Expo Nov 9-11

Event

Mtbr is proud to be a sponsor of the SF Bike Expo. There is quite a lot of different things to see and do because the show has so much going on. Inside the Cow Palace you will find the show divided into two halls, with the Bike Swap on one side and the Industry Hall on the other. The bike swap is a great place to sell/trade/buy old and new parts. Tip: go early for the best pickin’s!

The industry hall has vendor booths setup from a few bike companies, parts and accessory makers, custom builders, bike clubs and advocacy groups. There is even a bike fashion show.

To gain a better idea of what the show is about, you can check out Mtbr’s Coverage of the SF Bike Expo from last year. Tons of photos!!

But for many, the real highlight of the show is what goes on outside, and that is the dirt jump competition known as AT’s Showdown! Back for the 4th year, the Showdown is a unique head to head style competition, but this year features a few changes. Expected DJ stars include Greg Watts, Martin Soderstrom, Andreu Lacondeguy, McCaul brothers, Ryan Howard, Casey Groves, Linus Sjholm and many more to return to dual side by side.

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New for this year will be an AMATEUR competition for all the up and coming riders that aren’t quite ready for the big show. The course will be a four pack next to the Showdown jumps. Anyone can enter, but it is a first come first serve basis that will max out at 35 riders. For more information about the Amateur Competition click HERE.

Date: November 9th – 11th
Location: Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave
Daly City, CA 94014

Schedule

Friday Nov 9th
12:00PM – 5:00PM Pro & Amateur Practice (no spectators)

Saturday Nov 10th
10:00AM – 12:30PM Pro & Amateur Practice
1:00PM – 2:00PM Pro Qualifying
2:00PM – 4:00PM Pro Finals

Sunday Nov 11th
10:300AM – 12:30PM Amateur Practice
1:00PM – 2:00PM Amateur Finals
2:30PM – 3:00PM Pro Best Trick Practice
3:00PM – 4:00PM Pro Best Trick Jam

Format

Qualifying – 1 hour jam with all riders, top 32 will advance to a two run seeding for finals

Finals – round of 32, round of 16, round of 8, round of 4, finals

T.H.E Industries Best Trick – 1 hour rider judged jam

Prize Purse
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000
4th – $750
5th – $500
6th – $250

T.H.E Industries Best Trick – $1,000

Amateur Format
Finals – 1 hour judged jam

What riders have to say about the contest

What do you think of the contest and why?
It´s a superfun and relaxed contest and the perfect way to end the season with your friends. I am very over traveling right now, but will travel over the pond anyway. I guess that shows that it´s a pretty damn good contest!

What is the atmosphere like?
The atmosphere is definitely more towards having a good time then to win it. And that´s a great way to end a very competitive season.

Is the contest like other contest?
The comp and weekend have their own tweaks, always fun with something a bit different.
“Martin Soderstrom”

What do you think of the contest and why?
I think that the head to head format is awesome. It’s unique for a dirt jump contest and it reminds me of racing dual slalom back in the day…

What is the atmosphere like?
Atmosphere is mellow. It feels like a jam.

Is the contest like other contest?
Nope, AT’s Showdown is a refreshing detox from the hectic contest schedule that we go through over the summer.
“Tyler McCaul”

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Hope to see you all there.

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.



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