PRESS RELEASE: DVO Reaper Madness, Enduro presented by GT Bicycles and ODI Grip
When the days start to get longer in Boulder City, Nevada, the temperatures begin to get warmer and the Mojave desert changes color from its usual parched- brown to a predominant subtle desert-green it can only mean one thing. It's Reaper madness time at Bootleg Canyon! This photo may be a good indication of how some feel.
The DVO Reaper Madness, Enduro presented by GT Bicycles and ODI Grips are the finals for the DVO Winter Gravity Series and will begin on Friday, March 13. The weather forecast is showing highs of around 72 degrees and a low of around 55 degrees. Love it! Register HERE$10,000 in cash and prizes
At the awards ceremony for Enduro and Downhill, pros receive $3,000 in cash and medals while amateurs receive medals (medals provided by MJT Designs). All amateurs that place in the top 3 in their category and age bracket for the Series Overall will have their choice of a prize from one of our 3 prize tables and another award for winning the overall. Race organizers have been stockpiling sponsor prizes for the finals which have now reached an estimated value of over $7,000. Series Standings HEREFREE GT/ODI Youth Enduro Clinic will be limited to 50 kids:
This clinic was developed for young competitive cyclists (novice and/or intermediate level) who may have competed in their high school league or introductory type events and are looking to expand their skill set and explore the world of gravity racing under the guidance of experienced racers like Rachel Strait, Tyler McCaul, Joey Foresta and other GT athletes. The clinic runs from 3:00 - 6:00 pm on Saturday and is free for all participants. Participants will be required to have their own helmet, bike and pertinent equipment for riding and be prepared for whatever weather conditions are present during the time of the clinic. Sign up for the clinic can be found on Eventbrite
when registering for the race.
This very lucky Friday the 13th will include packet pick-up for those that pre-registered, registration for all 3 disciplines, shuttle service, open practice and a casual/super-fun $25 Dual Slalom race at 1:30 pm.
Typically at each Friday afternoon Dual Slalom race, there is a DVO Suspension Happy Hour that includes free beer while the local bike shop, All Mountain Cyclery sets up their tent with generous amounts of pizza. As previously mentioned it is very casual, super-fun and 72 degrees.
Saturday gets serious with the crew from the NW Cup taking over the timing for the 3-stage Enduro event. All 3 stages will be in the popular show-n-go format and racecourses are guaranteed to impress all.
Sunday is the Downhill for these 3-day gravity events and consistently draws downhillers from around the continent since the birth of the sport. With up to 2+ days of unlimited practice and hopefully not too much partying in the FREE camping parking lots, this is the apex of an entire winter season of gravity racing coming to its conclusion, or one heck of a head start on the rest of the countries gravity racing season. Please keep in mind that the photographers generally pick out the gnarliest sections to shoot and that the Juniors, Category 2 and 3 always have go-arounds on the scariest of sections.
Introducing Versus Tires as our newest sponsor. Versus Tires is rider owned. They believe in challenging themselves, the trail, the clock & the industry norm. They also believe that really good bike tires shouldn't be so expensive. Not all in the industry dare to launch their product at Bootleg Canyon, especially a tire. Please do yourself a favor and stop by their booth in the vendor village.Scott Demo Bikes
Scott Sports will have demo bikes available at Reaper Madness Friday from 1 to 5 and Saturday from 9-2. They’ll have a selection of Ransom, Spark and Genius models for demo as well as a few ebikes. The demo is free but you’ll need an ID and credit card, and parents' signature if you’re under 18.
Shuttle service provided by iXS and Spank USA (Gravity Cartel).Official Event WebsiteRegister HERE
A huge thanks go out to the late Brent Thomson for having the vision, passion, strength, and friends for making these mountain bike trails. Also, not possible without the Boulder City Parks Department, DVO Suspension, GT Bicycles, ODI Grips, KHS Bicycles, iXS, Spank USA, The Gravity Cartel, Intense Cycles, Versus Tires, Scott Bikes, Peaty's USA, Cushcore, All Mountain Cyclery, MJT Designs, Box Components, Trucker Co, Mynesweepers, TRP Cycling Components, PunchGunk, Kore North, and Kali Protectives.