Whiteface 5 K Downhill Press Release


Whiteface Mountain 5th Annual 5K Downhill Race


WILMINGTON, N.Y. – September 10th – 12th – The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, operated by High Peaks Cyclery, is hosting their 5th Annual 5k Downhill Race. We’re proud to announce that this race is not only the finals for the Pro Gravity Tour, but also race seven of eight for the Gravity East Series.

Online registration for the 5K downhill is now open to the public!!!

The price is $28 for online registration, and $35 for on site registration. Visit www.active.com or call 1-877-228-4881 using event ID# 1878160. Online registration will end on September 8th. On site registration will be from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, and from 8 – 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. Lift tickets will be $35 for a one day and $65 for a two day during the race weekend.

The race will have a $5,000 cash purse that will be awarded for pro racers!!!

The top three places in all amateur categories for the downhill race will win prizes from our sponsors.

· Pro Men’s 1st place $1,500.00

· Pro Men’s 2nd place $750.00

· Pro Men’s 3rd place $500.00

· Pro Women’s 1st place $1,250.00

· Pro Women’s 2nd place $650.00

· Pro Women’s 3rd place $350.00

The Pro GRT has had a great season so far and Whiteface has every intention of perpetuating the trend. For the men’s overall standings Bryn Atkinson (Transition Racing) remains in the lead with 205 points. Andrew Neethling (Trek World Racing) is 75 points behind Atkinson and has an 85 point cushion over Justin Leov (Trek World Racing.) Logan Bingelli stands fourth, being nine points behind Leov at 111 points. Waylon Smith’s win moved him into a tie for fifth place with Kieran Bennett with 90 points each. In the women’s standings, Jill Kintner (Transition Bikes) leads with 275 points, 95 points ahead of Melissa Buhl (KHS Bikes) and 110 ahead of Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing).

With the 2010 Gravity East Series over halfway done the competition is really heating up. Gavin Vaughan with 955 points and Geritt Beytagh with 940 points are neck in neck for the series. Adam Morse is in a close third with 850 points so anything could happen by the time the series comes to Whiteface especially with Geritt Beytagh dominating at Whiteface with a 1st and a 2nd the past few years.

This year the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park trail crew has been putting together a world-class track the likes of which has not been seen by the Pro GRT or Gravity East. The racetrack is going to be entirely different than previous tracks at Whiteface with new trail selections and vast improvements to all of our trails. The course is a full five kilometers long and mixes speed, fast flowing, and technical sections throughout.


Downhill Mike (Mike Scheur)
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park

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