Blue Ridge Pumptrack Challenge

Sep 25, 2014 at 16:29
by Jay Schultz  

Blue Ridge Pumptrack Challenge 2014

All information/photos provided by the Blue Ridge Pumptrack Event Organizers

The Inaugural Blue Ridge Pumptrack Challenge series is a novel MTB/BMX points-based competition located at three venues in the heart of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Presented by Billy Goat Bikes, the series opens October 12th at Industry 9 Componentry. Round 2 heads to The Bike Farm at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, and Kolo Bike Park hosts the series finale on October 26th.

At each round, a downhill-mountain-bike and motocross inspired competition format offers riders timed qualifying laps and transfer motos plus a LCQ, leading to a main event. Riders also earn points during BIG AIR and best trick competitions. All riders compete one-at-a-time, and accumulate points at each round to determine series overall podium finishers.

This is a fun and festive format sure to challenge riders’ skills, fitness and creativity!



What: Inaugural Blue Ridge Pumptrack Challenge

When:
Round One: Sunday, October 12 @ Industry Nine
Round Two: Sunday, October 19 @ the Bike Farm at Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch
Round Three: Sunday, October 26 @ Kolo Bike Park

Where:
Industry Nine - 21 Old County Home Road, Asheville NC 28806
the Bike Farm - 315 Shoals Falls Road, Hendersonville, NC 28379
Kolo Bike Park - 1 Resort Drive, Asheville, NC 28806

Schedule:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration / Practice Opens
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Practice
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Qualifying Hot Lap
1:30 p.m. Intermission: Kids Race and Big Air Contest
2:30 p.m. Race Motos, LCQ and Main, Best Trick and Foot Down Contest
5:00 p.m. Awards
Note: Schedule and posted times apply to all three events/venues.

Registration:
Online or on-site (raceday).
No late fees or race-day registration penalties.
Industry Nine Venue, online registration closes: Oct 11, 2014 11:59 PM
the Bike Farm Venue, online registration closes: Oct 18, 2014 11:59 PM
Kolo Bike Park Venue, online registration closes: Oct 25, 2014 11:59 PM

Entry Cost:
• Entry Fee $25.00
• Kids 12 and Under race free.
• Race entry includes food and beverage.

Awards/Prizes:
• Individual Rounds: Medals and Schwag.
• Overall Series: Prizes for Amateurs and Kids, cash pay out for Pros.

The pump track at Kolo Bike Park Round 3 of the Blue Ridge Pumptrack Challenge.

Other Info and Requirements:
• This is a USA Cycling (USAC) sanctioned event.
• The promoter is paying one-day license fees for all non-USAC riders.
• Food and Beverage is included in the registration price.
• DJ will be onsite.

Event Links:
Blue Ridge Pumptrack Challenge Event Page on Facebook
Blue Ridge Pumptrack Challenge Series Web Page
the Bike Farm
Kolo Bike Park

Area Info:
Asheville, NC Area Information, for Industry Nine and Kolo rounds.
Hendersonville, NC Area Information, for the Bike Farm round........ OR
Brevard, NC Area Information, for the Bike Farm round.

Need More Info:
For more information, contact: Pumptrack Challenge

Sponsored By:
the Bike Farm
Billy Goat Bikes
Cane Creek
Industry Nine
JB Media Group
Kolo Bike Park
Oowee Products
Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch
Pyranha
Suspension Experts
Sycamore Cycles
Threshold Provisions
Wicked Wash

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