(Vernon, New Jersey) April 26, 2011– Mark your calendars, Diablo Freeride Park is set to kick-off the official start of the 2011 east-coast riding season this Saturday, April 30th! Home of the U.S. Open of Mountain Biking, Diablo Freeride Park located in Vernon, New Jersey returns this season with several mountain-wide improvements including a revamped top-to-bottom intermediate trail, new signature Jeff Lenosky features, brand new Mongoose BootR rental fleet and nearly 20 events including the 9th Annual U.S. Open of Mountain Biking and the 2011 World Police and Fire Games.
For the past month, the ParkLogic Trail Crew has been busy scouring the mountain and revamping existing lines and features to improve upon the already impressive custom-built trail network. Particular emphasis has been placed on creating an improved top-to-bottom intermediate line called “Breakout 11”. The new Breakout 11’line utilizes some existing trails, as well as new lines to create nearly 1.5 miles of intermediate-inspired rollers, jumps, berms and some of the best flow on the mountain. Bridging the gap of progression between novice trails such as Greenhorn and advanced trails such as Dominion, the new Breakout 11 is sure to be an instant Diablo Freeride Park classic.
Riders looking for more challenging features will be greeted with new elements being introduced in the existing Covenant/Pipeline area; now dubbed ‘the pit’. The ParkLogic Crew has joined forces with Freeride legend and expert course designer Jeff Lenosky to construct a handful of signature ‘JL’ features. Using ParkLogic’s proprietary feature construction methods, these new features will be steel framed, custom-rolled & welded and slated for completion in mid/late May.
Convenience, knowledge & Experience. Since 2003 Diablo Freeride Park has proudly rented quality downhill & freeride bikes to nearly 10,000 riders. This season the park once again offers the most affordable and comprehensive rental program in the region including an ALL-NEW demo fleet provided by Mongoose. The 2011 Diablo rental fleet consists of two versions of the Mongoose Boot’R, including the top-of-the-line spec’d, $5600 Boot’R Romo. Featuring two different gravity-specific bike rental options, riders have the choice to pick a bike that suits their ability, their riding style and more importantly, their budget. Also new in 2011 is brand new gear by Kali Protectives. Diablo bike rental customers get to try first-hand the technology, protection & comfort that sets the Kali helmet & protective gear line above & beyond the others.
Experience America’s Premier Gravity race. Prestige, honor and bragging rights are at stake this May 26th-29th as athletes from across the globe will make the pilgrimage to Diablo Freeride Park to compete in the most prominent downhill event in America. The 2011 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking returns offering a $25,000 cash purse, a world-class downhill course, the increasingly popular Giant Slalom discipline and a party-like atmosphere featuring forty-plus bands in the Festival for Humanity
Tons of improvements, good times and 2 full, no-strings-attached days of epic riding is in store this weekend at Diablo. Nothing else matters.
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