Diablo Freeride Park Set For Huge Weekend of Gravity Racing

Aug 21, 2008
by Tyler Maine  
On August 23rd and 24th, Diablo Freeride Park, the east coast capital of gravity racing, is set to host an action packed weekend of high-profile events. Featuring 3 unique races, a star-studded roster of professional athletes, and a renowned trail network, Diablo Freeride Park is the place to be this upcoming weekend for racers, freeriders and spectators alike.Jeep 48Straight – Loud Music. Fast Bikes. Good Times. This weekend, world class racers such as Brian Lopes, Eric Carter and Melissa Buhl, among many others will convene at Diablo Freeride Park to test their mettle at the first stop of 2008 Jeep 48Straight Mountain Bike Series. Racers will be competing on an innovative, custom built Dual Slalom course designed by Eric Carter. When the slalom racing action ends Saturday afternoon, Hell’s Belles, the premier all-ladies AC/DC tribute band, will take the stage at 3:30pm for a free concert. As host, Diablo Freeride Park will receive national television broadcast coverage on CBS Sports, representing the most visibility of any mountain biking event in the United States. Stay tuned, the event will air on CBS Sports on September 28th.

Diablo Domination Series #3 – The prestigious Diablo Domination Series returns! Top downhill racers from across the land will vie for valuable series championship points on one of Diablo’s famed technical race courses. With many top pro riders making their way to NJ for the Jeep 48Straight event, Diablo Domination #3 will prove to be a competitive battle for over $5,000 in cash and prizes!

IndyCross Debut – Also this weekend, the Diablo ParkLogic Crew will be unveiling yet another new trail called IndyCross. The IndyCross course features a tight array of perfectly sculpted banked turns twisting, turning and descending down Diablo Freeride Park’s lower mountain. The innovative IndyCross course was designed to provide a new trail and racing concept to Diablo Freeride Park’s already extensive trail network.

For more information please visit www.diablofreeridepark.com

Schedule of events:
Friday – August 22nd
• 12:30pm – 3:30pm: 48STRAIGHT Dual Slalom Qualification
• 4:00pm – 6:00pm: 48STRAIGHT IndyCross Competition

Saturday – August 23rd
• 11:00am – 6:00pm Sponsor Expo & Beer Garden
• 12:00pm – 2:30pm 48STRAIGHT Dual Slalom Competition
• 2:30pm – 4:00pm 48STRAIGHT IndyCross Competition
• 3:00pm – 3:30pm Awards Ceremony
• 3:30pm – 5:00pm FREE Concert Featuring Hell’s Belles

Sunday – August 24th
• 11:45am – 3:00pm Diablo Domination Series Downhill Competition

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 Should be sweet...I'm there Saturday aaaaaaall day!
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 that picture makes the trail look like it will amazing

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