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Beech Mountain Pro GRT Preview

Jul 15, 2014
by Jay Schultz  
We kick off week number two of four straight with nonstop racing in eastern North America. Fresh off Pro GRT wins at round four at Snowshoe, Neko Mulally and Lauren Daney, now both on top of the points (well Lauren actually shares the top spot with Allison Zimmer), they head six hours south to Western North Carolina for round five of six at Beech Mountain Resort held in conjunction with the resort's annual Brews 'N Views festival.

Gwin and Aiello were MIA at Snowshoe..... will they show at Beech to keep this interesting and take away some of the momentum that Mulally, Morgan, and Bingelli built up with podiums this past weekend? With just two rounds left, after some movement amongst the points, it looks like this.

2014 Men's Individual Standings (after round 4 of 6):
1. Neko Mulally 130 pts
2. Aaron Gwin 120 pts
3. Kevin Aiello 113 pts
4. Logan Binggeli 82 pts
5. Max Morgan 50 pts

2014 Women's Individual Standings (after round 4 of 6):
1. Lauren Daney 100 pts
1. Alison Zimmer 100 pts
3. Rae Gandolf 97 pts
4. Elinor Wesner 65 pts
5. Kristen Courtney 60 pts

What:
Pro-GRT Round 5 - Beech Mountain Resort

When:
Friday July 18 - Sunday July 20

Where:
Beech Mountain Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Map/Directions

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Event Schedule
Thursday, July 17th:
- CLOSED - Park will be closed

Friday, July 18th:
- 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open Practice

Saturday, July 19th:
- 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - OPEN Practice
- 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pro/CAT 1<18 DH Practice
- 3:30 p.m. – Pro & Cat 1<18 Seeding Runs
- Approx. 4:30 p.m. – Seeding Results at the Beech Tree
- Other: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Brews ‘N Views (in the Village).... Beer, Music, Food, what else do you need?

Sunday, July 20th:
- 7:30 a.m. – Beech Tree Opens
- 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Last Call Registration Open in Beech Tree
- 10:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m.– Open DH Practice
- 11:45 a.m. – Riders meeting
- 12:00 p.m. – Cat 2-3 Race Start by Category
- 1:30 p.m. – Cat 1 Race Start by Category
- 3:00 p.m. – Pro Race Start

Course Preview:

Beech Mountain Resort PR images.

Registration:
- $50.00 On-site Registration
- $40.00 Pre-Registration per the link below
- Pre-Registration Website
- Last Call Onsite Registration Open in Beech Tree 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Sunday July 20th.

Lodging:
Lodging via the Beech Mtn Resort Website

WebLinks:
- Beech Mountain Resort Website
- Beech FB Page
- Pro GRT Webpage on USAC
- Beech Mtn on Pinkbike


Beech Mountain Bike Park
www.trailforks.com


Questions??
Contact: Email Beech Mountain
Toll Free: 1-800-438-2093 or Direct 1-828-387-2011


22 Comments

  • 11 0
 OK, when he jumped over the huge rock on the left side of the track, I thought he was dead, but a sweet patch of dirt emerged and he gained mad speed. Now that was EPIC!!
  • 4 0
 Mike Thomas backs up what he builds at the resort with mad skillz.
  • 8 0
 Awesome vid, Dude was FLYING on that course preview
  • 7 0
 You can pick your line for days..
  • 7 0
 Moar rocks than the World Cup tracks!
  • 1 0
 having ridden this course a ton, the part after the road (when he goes over the asphalt) is some of the rockiest, rock-infested, rock-ridiculous rock garden I've ever ridden and he just floats it...nice job bro.
  • 2 0
 Back to back Pro GRT weekends at Snowshoe and Beech is hard to beat. Friday can't come soon enough!
  • 1 0
 Anyone else finding the pre-reg.com website not working? It keeps telling me my cart is empty and doesn't allow me to add the registration to my cart.....
  • 4 2
 Looks sweet! Flying out tomorrow! So stoked!
  • 2 0
 Starting trip tomorrow! Cannot wait to ride on Friday.
  • 1 0
 How is Beech?Just moved out here for a few months, want to give it a try. I'm a CA dude used to Northstar…
  • 2 0
 Then you're in for a treat with soft soil, roots, and flattish rock gardens in which you must maintain speed and rhythm. No moon dust here.
  • 1 0
 Might have to venture up there to check this out. I was already going to be in Boone visiting the brewery
  • 3 0
 There is a brewery on Beech Mtn now, as well as a beer festival Saturday, so you have no excuses!
  • 2 0
 Looks fun, see you tomorrow Jay!
  • 2 0
 Why do I keep torturing myself by watching these vids at work :-/
  • 1 0
 And of course, this vid does no justice to how steep the place is in some places. A proper track!
  • 1 0
 I live there ill be there So excited.
  • 2 0
 Let's go Max! Team BGB
  • 1 0
 Dam, this some gnar tech!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Savage lines...
  • 1 0
 Now thats a DH track!!!

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