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.
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.
Photos courtesy of Burke Saunders