Roxbury, New York – FOX RACING SHOX has secured the title sponsorship for the third stop of the Pro Gravity Tour that takes place this May 18-22. ProGRT is the most prestigious downhill mountain bike racing series in North America. This will mark the second consecutive year the ProGrt has chosen Plattekill as an East Coast stop for the series. This high profile event is also UCI inscribed for World Cup points. Top domestic and international professional riders will be competing at Plattekill to test their skills on one of the toughest downhill mountain bike courses the United States has to offer. The Pro Gravity Tour is the official USA Cycling National Series for downhill racing.
FOX RACING SHOX Marketing Manager Jim Noonan, “Plattekill really separates the men from the boys, FOX is proud to be the title sponsor of this event. Plattekill Mountain is renowned as some of the most technically demanding DH terrain on the east coast. There is a long-standing tradition of FOX endorsing Plattekill Bike Park. Hopefully there is also a tradition of our FOX sponsored athletes winning events that FOX chooses to title sponsor. Last year Jared Graves wrapped up the UCI World Cup overall 4 Cross title by winning a FOX title sponsored event, the Windham UCI World Cup.”
The FOX RACING SHOX Gravity Open will feature overall UCI downhill points, and also be used as a Pro and Junior World team qualifier. Elite level professional riders will compete for a cash purse and amateurs will be rewarded with high end prizes from participating race event sponsors.
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.
Plattekill Bike Park is located in Roxbury, NY. The park has been hosting downhill mountain bike racing for over fifteen years now, 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. The following Weekend is The US Open in NJ, approximately 2 hours away.
Source: George Ulmer