Whiteface 5 K Downhill
We are more excited than ever for this years 5 K Downhill. Pro Gavity Tour and a Gravity East Race in 1. Wow! Since the course is like 4 courses in 1, it’s no surprise that the 5 K DH is part of 2 great series.
Official Olympic Regional Development Authority Press release:
Here are a couple of pictures from yesterdays (8-10-09) photo shoot. The rider is one of the directors of the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park; Elias Ingraham. First 2 photos by Bear Cieri.
1 more of Elias on the drop on Evil Empire:
I will get back to race soon we just have so many great pictures that have been taken recently. Here are a couple from new friends Peter Mills and Pat Keller:
Here’s 1 more of Pat:
We had a cool group last week from troop 72 in Philadelphia. Below is a picture of the dual slalom action enjoyed by troop 72. You guys rocked!
The Dual Slalom will start at 2:30 pm on Saturday. This dual slalom race is part of the Gravity East/e-thirteen Dual Slalom Series.
The main downhill event will start at 1:00 pm on Sunday August 30. There will be a seeding run for the pro men category as well as the combined pro women/category 1 women categories starting at 10:00 am sharp. All will qualify for the finals, as this is only to determine their start time. Please visit www.downhillmike.com for a complete itinerary, course map, usac rules and all forms needed to pre-register.
More pictures from last years race:
Only 7 riders finished in under 8 minutes last year. Size does matter!:
Since we are using the same course we used for the 2nd Annual 5 K Downhill 2 years ago, here’s a video of that race. Some of you may have already seen this video, but hey it’s the same course. Enjoy:
Registration can be found on Active.com. This year you will have the choice to purchase your 2 day lift ticket when you pre register.
A couple more pictures from past 5 K Downhills:
The 5 K Downhill course will have many natural challenges along the way. Some call it “Old School”, we call it “downhilling”.
What 5 K Downhill would be complete without an Open Chainless Downhill race after the main event. Skin suits and flipped visors seemed to be popular last year:
For those of you that want to stick around on Monday to check out all the other great trails, we will be hosting our 3rd Pump Track Challenge of this season on Monday August 31. Win up to 250 bucks!
For all your Whiteface 5 K Downhill information please visit:
See ya at the race
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park
518-946-2223 X 7
Size does matter!