POC Downhill Enduro presented by E-Thirteen at Plattekill Bike Park

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POC Eastern States Cup First Annual “Last Chance For Glory”
POC Downhill Enduro presented by E-Thirteen At Plattekill Bike Park

The POC Eastern States Cup, POC Sports and E-Thirteen are excited to present the First Annual “Last Chance For Glory” POC Downhill Enduro Race at Plattekill Bike Park on November 10-11, 2012. This event is a great way to end the mountain bike race and riding seasons. It’s the “Last Chance” for racers and riders to get together for a unique and fun race weekend in 2012. Plattekill Bike Park is one of last DH MTB resorts still in open this year. Last season Plattekill Bike Park was operating into December, this year the resort will keep operating as long as weather permits.

The POC Eastern States Cup and Plattekill have partnered to offer a unique racing format that is sure to please racers and garner the attention of the MTB racing industry. The plan for this USA Cycling inscribed race is 2 timed runs on Saturday and 2 timed runs on Sunday, total fastest time wins. One-day entries will be available for time only. Annual or One Race USAC Licenses will let you race any class including the Pro/Open Class. The Pro/Open classes will split up to $1600 in cash and the amateurs will vie for high-end sponsor prizes. The Pro/Open format encourages the fast Cat1 racers to compete with the pros for the cash awards. POC is offering a $100 cash bounty to the fastest non-USAC pro in the Pro/Open class.

The unique format will keep racers busy all weekend while testing their DH skills and endurance. Total race time will approach 30 minutes. Unlike traditional enduro races the riders will use the ski lift for every race segment. Starts will have short intervals and passing will be part of the fun. The tracks will be long, fast and fun with some Plattekill steepness mixed in. They have been selected for their fun, length and equality between DH and AM bike designs. There will be a pedal section and a short uphill on both tracks to challenge racers. Total uphill is less than 2% and those sections are right after long fast downhill sections. Carry enough speed and pedaling will be an option. The Saturday and Sunday tracks will feature different unique finishes that will test the racers and provide a fun time for spectators.

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Race Awards

Men Pro / Open      $300 – $200 – $150 – $100 – $50* POC Fastest “Non-USAC Pro/Class” $100
Women Pro / Open $300 – $200 – $150 – $100 – $50*
*If less than 10/class cash amounts will be ½ the above.
Amateur will receive prizes from POC and E-13 for the top 3 every class!!

Race Classes
Men Pro / Open (Pros and Fast Cat1/2/3 and Day Licenses)
Women Pro
Women Amateur / Open
Under 18 Amateur / Open
19-29 Amateur / Open
30-39 Amateur / Open
40-49 Amateur / Open
50+ Amateur / Open
USAC Licenses are required – Day Licenses are available onsite.

Race Fee’s:
$65 Amateur Two Day
$75 Pro/Open Two Day
$45 One Day for Time Only
All Race Fees Include Lift Tickets!!!

Schedule:
Saturday: Registration: 8-11 Race Starts – 12 noon and 2pm
Sunday: Registration 8-10 Race Starts – 11am and 1pm

For more information, please visit: http://www.easternstatescup.com/gravity-enduro/

Source: Eastern States Cup

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