PRESS RELEASE: Fox US Open of Mountain Biking
Fox Racing and the US Open of Mountain Biking have agreed to a multi-year partnership between the two iconic brands. The newly branded Fox US Open of Mountain Biking will take place at Killington Resort August 1st-5th, 2018. Following their support of the successful 2017 US Open relaunch, Fox Racing has increased their involvement with joint marketing and production efforts around the US Open brand.
The Fox US Open of Mountain biking will feature a wide range of events including the legendary Open Class Downhill, the inaugural USO Enduro, best whip comp and the Grom Bomb and Super Grom Downhill events, giving the future of the sport a chance to show what they’ve got.
In addition to the title partnership with Fox, the 2018 USO will see the return of GT Bicycles as presenting partner of both the downhill and enduro events. CLIF Bar and Fox Factory also continue their support of the US Open with plans for unique onsite activations and high-end prizing. Red Bull has supported the US Open since the early days and will be onboard again, this year focusing on a crowd favorite, the USO Best Whip Comp.
The Fox US Open will also introduce some new partners this year including Flat Tire Defender who saw their riders finish 1st and 2nd at last year’s Open. Racers will get a taste of the east coast in the Flat Tire Defender Rock Garden and the U.S. based foam insert maker will be on-hand with product and tech support. Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports will be the presenting partner for the adaptive downhill. This non-profit organization is based out of Killington and will offer demos and adaptive riding opportunities during the US Open. Another Vermont favorite and new partner to the Fox US Open is Long Trail Brewing Company. The craft brewer makes their legendary beers, including the Trail Hopper IPA and Over the Handlebars double IPA, minutes from Killington and holds a reputation for MTB community involvement.