Both race organizers, the Whiteface Bike Park crew and Tuf Rack are now referring to this event as the big race, at the big mountain with the big money! And here is why:
01) The big race is on September 7 thru September 9 and will use part of the infamous 5K DH race course with twist! It’s much easier to describe the course than it is to race it!
a) The 1st 350 + feet of vertical is fast! Speeds of 50 mph/80kmh or more can be reached!
b) The next 1,450 + feet of vertical will use the combined single-track trails of the Cliffs of Insanity, Evil Empire, The Fire Swamp and Fearless. Gnarly is by far the best word to describe this section that is a race course in itself.
c) The final 700 feet of vertical may be even faster than the top section. Whiteface’s pro and co-director of the bike park, Evil Elias Ingraham clocked an un-official time of just 38 seconds on this final stretch!
Note. Records show that Jamie Ford won the Whiteface 5K DH back in 2006 in a blazing time of only 6 minutes and 36 seconds. It is quite possible to see a new course record this year!
02) The big mountain is Whiteface Mountain located in Wilmington, N.Y. The same mountain that was used in the 1980 Winter Olympics and looms more than 3,600 feet over the base lodge!
03) The big money is $10,000.00 CASH + PRIZES + MEDALS ~ 3 DEEP ~ ALL CATEGORIES
Video Course Preview by Junior Expert Downhill Racer Connor Gorman:
Cash Break Down Pro & Amateur: http://www.downhillmike.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=354
Official Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/118854601590214/
Registration & Event Web Site: http://www.downhillmike.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=274
Source: Downhill Mike