For Immediate Release
Source: Downhill Mike
Date: September 1, 2011 Sixth Annual Whiteface 5K Downhill MTB Race partners with the Eastern States Cup
With the cancellation of both Highland and Plattekills dh races (due to Hurricane Irene) the 5 K DH will be the 1st race in 3 weeks in the busy north east racing schedule. That is the first time that has happened all summer and racers are jonesing to race! Whiteface will be ready and says "Bring it on!"!
The Whiteface 5K is one of the most prestigious USA Cycling Downhill Races in the nation. For the 2011, the event has teamed up with The Eastern States Cup USAC Regional Championship Series. Together they will present the event on September 10th and 11th. This year’s Whiteface 5k will also be the finals of the USAC New Your State Championships.
The ESC Whiteface 5K features one of the longest, most demanding tracks in the country. Past winners have come from all corners of the USA and from around the world. In the past six years the race has been won by USAC National Champions, UCI World Cup stars and UCI World Champions. The Mountain is conveniently located near Lake Placid, NY; the area features plenty of activities to keep the whole family happy. Most racers spend a few extra days exploring the region and Olympic venues.
In keeping with the ESC philosophy of offering great racing for a great value, the 5K pre-registration fees are $65 for amateurs and $80 for pros, a great savings over prior years. A two-day pass at Whiteface is normally $65 so for amateurs it’s like a free race. Registration includes lift passes for Saturday and Sunday. It will be $15 more on site so please make your plans early. Either way it is a great savings and much less than prior years. The course will still be held from the top of Little Whiteface to the Base Lodge. Racer times will range from 8-15 minutes.
This year Whiteface is not charging for prime pit space near the finish line for teams or tech displays. Whiteface and the ESC are pulling out all the stops to make this a huge event while remaining fun and affordable. The 5k also offers a chainless race for all racers after the ESC event. Fun, fun and more fun is our goal for the weekend.
Please visit www.easternstatescup.com for past results, series standings and the current New York State Championship Standings. Please remember that you have to be at this race to qualify for the NY State Championships. The Nema Team Challenge is getting exciting as teams from all over the east coast are battling it out for the $1000 cash purse. The ESC pro racers are competing for a maximum $1200 cash purse at The Whiteface 5k race.
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park is open 7 days a week from 9:00 till 3:30 until Labor Day Monday September 5th. After Labor Day Whiteface will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays only till October 10th for great mountain bike riding. Visit www.downhillmike.com
for all things relating to Whiteface Bike Park.
2011 EASTERN STATES CUP SCHEDULE
6/4 – 6/5
Mt Snow. VT
6/11 – 6/12
Pats Peak. NH
6/18 – 6/19
7/2 – 7/3
7/16 – 7/17
Mt Snow. VT
7/23 – 7/24
7/30 – 7/31
8/20 – 8/21
Mt Snow. VT
9/3 – 9/4 Postponed
9/10 – 9/11
10/8 – 10/9
Pro Men & Women Pre Reg $ 80.00 Onsite $ 95.00
Categories 1,2 & 3 Pre Reg $ 65.00 Onsite $ 80.00
Includes Lift Tickets for Both Saturday and Sunday.
$1200.00 Maximum Pro Purse.
Friday September 9, 2011
On-Site Registration 9am – 3:30pm
Course Riding 9am – 3:30pm ($35 Lift Fee Applies)
Saturday September 10, 2011
On-Site Registration 8am – 3:30pm
Course Practice 9am – 3:30pm
Sunday August 21, 2011
On-Site Registration 8am - 9:30am
Course Practice 9am – 11:00am
ESC Race 12:00 noon
Chainless Race 3:00pm
Pre-Register for BIG savings at:http://www.active.com/cycling/wilmington-ny/whiteface-6th-annual-5-k-downhill-2011
More information for the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park can be found on: www.downhillmike.com