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Downhill Southeast Series Dates Announced

Feb 6, 2020
by Daniel Sapp  

The Downhill Southeast series schedule is out and will feature five racing weekends for 2020 with the series overall being awarded to the rider who has the best four out of five races.

New for this year, Downhill Southeast will have two race courses at each event. There will be both a Beginner/Sport and Pro/Expert track to encourage newcomers to the sport of downhill while maintaining the expected level of difficulty on the pro course for advanced riders.

Additionally, Downhill Southeast has partnered with Zone 4 timing to offer a better racing experience. All riders will see live timing for their race, and Pro/Expert categories will see at least one live split time in their race. Pro/expert categories will also get a seeding run on Saturday afternoon (not mandatory). This will also help to run the event quicker on race day so riders can get on their way home at the conclusion of the event.

Walker Cottingham leading Hudson Respass through the trees and tech.
Big crowds at last year's Snowshoe Mountain race.

To encourage female participation, Downhill Southeast is using the "Bring a buddy system", where registered female racers can bring a friend who will race for free.

Early bird pricing gives a $10 discount to the first 50 riders signed up for each event. Regular pricing will run until the week of the race, then a $10 late fee will be added for the week of and onsite registration. This helps the Downhill Southeast crew plan for the correct number of riders to deliver the best event possible.

2020 Downhill Southeast Race Dates:

April 25-26: Massanutten - Harrisonburg, Virginia
May 30-31: Windrock - Oak Ridge, Tennessee
June 27-28: Beech Mountain - Beech Mountain, North Carolina
July 18/19: Sugar Mountain - Banner Elk, North Carolina
August 1/2: Snowshoe - Snowshoe, West Virginia

For more information, check out downhillsoutheast.com



The Downhill Southeast Series is run by Neko Mulally and his family and remains true to the core values of grassroots downhill racing.

Thanks to Worldwide Cyclery for their support.

Caroline Washam down into the loam at the 2019 Windrock race.

Photos courtesy of Burke Saunders


23 Comments

  • 11 0
 Sugarr!!! Let's see Lizard's Lane and the Waterfall section make an appearance! Sugar Brad 5 years ago showed a few of us all the goods.
  • 3 0
 That was an epic track, we raced that about 12 years ago in the wet.
  • 1 0
 @Eastern-States-Cup: Was that the last norba race there? I remember racing a wet race too.
  • 1 0
 The track has changed a bit due to the new lift and trail constructions. Should be a fun event, hope I'm in town to see DH racing make a return there.
  • 2 0
 @ridesmoothbro: Exactly, dams rocks were like ice...lol
  • 1 0
 They should make the Sugar race on that twisty 9 minute trail PJ cut last summer. Just to humor me. No other reason. Glad they're back.
  • 2 0
 This is going to be so fun!! Can’t wait to race!
  • 1 0
 Is there going to be an Enduro race at each of the stops or just Beech & Windrock?
  • 2 0
 Unclear from the website, but the Beech Enduro has historically been in late August
  • 3 0
 DHSE has a single crown category at all the races, but there aren’t any Enduro races partnered up with the series.
The Windrock enduro is during the Tennessee National, and the Beech Enduro is it’s own stand alone event.
  • 1 0
 @nastutts: If we have an Enduro it will be late August.
  • 2 0
 Hey that’s @Walkersenddingham in the pink flamingo shirt... great pic!!!
  • 1 0
 If i can recall you are his dad right? I remember meeting you at Windrock when walker tbogged the step up!
  • 3 0
 North Cakalak
  • 1 0
 Downhill is the true pure breed of mountain biking- peat
  • 1 0
 The East Coast DH scene is on FIRE!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Neko!
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