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6/27/2012 5:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

Wilmington, New York & Whiteface Mountain will once again host the
most talented downhill mountain bikers in North America!


The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park operated by High Peaks Cyclery and
Ontario's Tuf Rack have partnered to bring you the First Ever
US/Canadian Open at Whiteface on September 7 thu September 9, 2012.
This epic downhill race will offer a whopping $10,000.00 cash purse
for both pros and amateurs!

Other Event Highlights Include:Open practice starting early on Friday
at 9:00 am, a Dual Slalom race on Saturday as well as the Downhill Pro
Seeding Run. The "big course" will be used for Sundays big downhill
race, starting from the top of the gondola and finishing right near
the base lodge for a total vertical descent of 2,426 feet! Pro winning
times are expected to be in the 8 minute range for only the very
fastest of the fast! The Downhill course will offer both high speed
sections and plenty of classic Whiteface Mountain single-track.

The US.Canadian Open offers many chances to leave with more than just
a huge smile on your face. Pros will be winning a total of $5,000.00
cash plus medals!. Hold on as this is where the madness begins with
the remaining $5,000.00 cash being split up between all amateur
categories and age-brackets. Yep, the amateurs that make the podium
will receive prizes, medals and cash! Radical!

With $10,000.00 cash up for grabs race organizers have placed a field
limit of 500 racers for the main downhill race and 100 racers for the
dual slalom race. Registration opens on Sunday July 1, 2012! Details
can be found on the event web site:">www.downhillmike.com"> www.downhillmike.com or by calling
518-946-2223 extension 375.

Sponsors Include: Giant Bicycles, Leatt, KHS Bicycles, Arnette, Tifosi
Optics, Norco, Straitline, Chromag, Vital-MTB and Pinkbike.

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6/27/2012 5:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/27/2012 5:14 AM

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All pros and amateurs will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals.
Amateurs will also have their choice of prizes from our sponsor prize tables at the Awards Ceremony!
Pros = $5,000.00
1st place men/women: $1,200.00
2nd place men/women: $600.00
3rd place men/women: $400.00
4th place men/women: $200.00
5th place men/women: $100.00
Juniors receive prizes and medal only (3 deep)
* Junior male 14 and under
* junior females 14 and under
Category 1 (expert) = $2,450.00
* Category 1 male 15-18
1st = $200.00
2nd = $100.00
3rd = $50.00
* Category 1 female 15-18
1st = $200.00
2nd = $100.00
3rd = $50.00
* Category 1 male category 19-29
1st = $200.00
2nd = $100.00
3rd = $50.00
* Category 1 female 19-29
1st = $200.00
2nd = $100.00
3rd = $50.00
* Category 1 male 30-39
1st = $200.00
2nd = $100.00
3rd = $50.00
* Category 1 female 30 +
1st = $200.00
2nd = $100.00
3rd = $50.00
* Category 1 male 40+
1st = $200.00
2nd = $100.00
3rd = $50.00
Category 2 (sport) = $1.470.00
* Category 2 male 15-18
1st = $120.00
2nd = $60.00
3rd = $30.00
* Category 2 female 15-18
1st = $120.00
2nd = $60.00
3rd = $30.00
* Category 2 male category 19-29
1st = $120.00
2nd = $60.00
3rd = $30.00
* Category 2 female 19-29
1st = $120.00
2nd = $60.00
3rd = $30.00
* Category 2 male 30-39
1st = $120.00
2nd = $60.00
3rd = $30.00
* Category 2 female 30 +
1st = $120.00
2nd = $60.00
3rd = $30.00
* Category 2 male 40+
1st = $120.00
2nd = $60.00
3rd = $30.00
Category 3 (beginner) = $980.00
* Category 3 male 15-18
1st = $70.00
2nd = $45.00
3rd = $25.00
* Category 3 female 15-18
1st = $70.00
2nd = $45.00
3rd = $25.00
* Category 3 male category 19-29
1st = $70.00
2nd = $45.00
3rd = $25.00
* Category 3 female 19-29
1st = $70.00
2nd = $45.00
3rd = $25.00
* Category 3 male 30-39
1st = $70.00
2nd = $45.00
3rd = $25.00
* Category 3 female 30 +
1st = $70.00
2nd = $45.00
3rd = $25.00
* Category 3 male 40+
1st = $70.00
2nd = $45.00
3rd = $25.00
Fastest Amateur Male = $50.00
Fastest Amateur Female = $50.00
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Whiteface Mt. Bike Park
www.downhillmike.com

6/27/2012 5:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

US/Canadian Open Itinerary
Friday September 7, 2012:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm:
* Packet Pick Up
* Registration Open for DH & DS
* Open Practice DH & DS (must have a race plate to be on the course)

Saturday September 8, 2012:
8:00 am - 10:00 am: Dual Slalom Registration
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Open Pratice on Dual Slalom Course
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Open Practice DH (must have a race plate to be on the course)
9:00 am - 3:30 pm: Packet Pick Up and Registration (pro registration after 2:00 pm will get no Seeding Run and go 1st)
10:45 am: Dual Slalom Rider Meeting with USAC Official
11:00 am: Dual Slalom Race
3:30 pm: Downhill Pro Seeding Run
4:30 pm: Dual Slalom Awards

Sunday September 9, 2012:
8:00 am: 10:00 am: Amateur DH Registration Open (pro registration okay but they go 1st due to no seeding run)
8:00 am: 10:00 am: Open Practice on the DH course (must have a race plate to be on the course)
10:15 am: Downhill Rider Meeting with USAC Official
11:00 am: Downhill Race
5:00 pm: Downhill Awards
Note. Awards will be immediately after the Downhill Race.

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Whiteface Mt. Bike Park
www.downhillmike.com

8/21/2012 3:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

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 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:
http://www.pinkbike.com/video/272516/

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

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Whiteface Mt. Bike Park
www.downhillmike.com