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A new mountain bike race format will be hitting Waterville Valley Resort, NH on September 19th. 100 invited riders will drop in, 10 at a time, on a custom, open slope, 1500 vertical foot course featuring high-speeds, massive gaps and big drops. A unique series of elimination rounds will determine the winner.

Race Format

  • Qualifying timed run 1 at a time to cut the field from 100 invitees, to make the field of 60 riders for the Program.
  • 10 riders per race in a head-to-head style race on a 10 rider start gate.
  • Program starts with 2 rounds of Heat Races that are double elimination to make it into the Quarterfinals.
  • Round 1 with 6 Heat Races, the top 5 riders transfer straight to the Quarterfinals and the bottom 5 riders go into Round 2.
  • Round 2 with 3 Heat Races, the top 3 riders from each Heat Race make it into the Quarterfinals.
  • The Quartfinals “Joker” spot to make the 40 rider field will be the fastest rider from Qualifying who has not transferred from the Rounds 1 and 2 into the Quarterfinals.
  • Quarterfinals single elimination, top 5 riders transfer and bottom 5 go home.
  • Semifinals top 5 riders make the Final, bottom 5 go to Consolation Final

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Check out some photos of the terrain below and get more information at pinnaclechampionship.com

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