May 6, 2010
The 2nd round of the 2010 USA Cycling ‘Pro Gravity Tour’ (Pro GRT) is set to hit the east coast at Plattekill Bike Park in Roxbury, New York for the ‘KHS Bicycles Gravity Open’ on May 20-23, 2010. Scheduled one week before the US Open, the Pro GRT Plattekill is already attracting the nation’s & the world’s top riders, including Trek World Racing, DRD Tomac, Team KHS, ODI XFusion & more!
Plattekill Bike Park has been hosting downhill mtb races for well over a decade. The trails are endless and offer something for riders of all abilities. The fall line trail sections are very steep and the natural terrain offers loose shale with large rock drops. Plattekill Bike Park uses two lifts accessing two distinct peaks.
This stop will feature category 3 UCI Downhill Points and will also be used as a US Junior World Team Qualifier for the World Championships. The pro leader of the Pro GRT Series will also be automatically qualified to the USAC World’s Team.
Pros will compete for a $1,575 Cash Purse, while amateur racers will compete for 4 complete KHS Bicycles. The four bikes, with an estimated total value of $15,000, will go to the fastest Cat 1, 2, 3 Men and the fastest Amateur Woman.
The KHS Bicycle Gravity Open will offer: $1575 Pro/Elite Purse UCI Cat 3 Points Pro/Am Gravity Tour Points - Pro GRT Race #2 USAC MTB National Gravity Calendar Series Class 1 Points 2010 Junior World Team Qualifying Race The Inaugural ‘The Eastern States Cup’ Race USAC Regional Championship Downhill Series Race #1 Points KHS Bikes to the fastest Cat1, Cat2, Cat3 Men and combined Cat1/2/3 Women
Take a sneak peak of the Pro GRT race course from Geoff Ulmer's helmet cam.