Downhill Southeast Series by Neko Mulally

Jan 13, 2016 at 7:02
by Jay Schultz  
Downhill Southeast Banner

The "off season" isn't a time to put the big bike away for the winter. That's certainly not good enough for Neko Mulally and his best buddies in the South East. So what do they do? They put together a three race series at some of the best tracks the region has to offer. Kicking off at the Trials Training Center and then to Windrock Park both in Tennessee. Then finally wrapping things up at Asheville's newest "Year Around" bike park, Bailey Mountain Bike Park. Neko's been actively chasing his World Cup worthy buddies and upcoming Juniors to come out during the cold months..... The Shaws, Mick Hannah, Charlie Harrison, etc., so this will be one series you won't want to miss. A handful of the fastest riders in the world and you get to pound some laps yourself with them? What's not to love about this idea?

Dates and Venues
02/28/16 - Race 1, TTC Gravity Park, Sequatchie, TN
03/13/16 - Race 2, Windrock Park, Oliver Springs, TN
03/20/16 - Race 3, Bailey Mountain, Marshall, NC

Registration and Entry Fees:
Race 1 at TTC: via Bike Reg
Race 2 at Windrock HOV Area: via Bike Reg
Race 3 at Bailey Mountain: via Bike Reg

Pro Men: $40.00/event
Amateur Men: $30.00/event
Women: $20.00/event
IMPORTANT NOTE: Additional park access fees my apply, dependent on and as established by each of the individual park's themselves. See the venue information below for details.

Awards and Prizes:
Downhill Southeast Awards and Prizes

Series Information and Related Links:
Downhill Southeast Website
Downhill Southeast Facebook Page

Series Sponsored By:
www.worldwidecyclery.com
Worldwide Cyclery Logo





Individual Event and Venue Information:



TTC Logo

Race 1 - Feb 28, 2016 at Trials Training Center

Where:
TTC Trials Training Center
300 Woodland Rd
Sequatchie, TN
Phone: 423.942.8688

TTC Gravity Park mountain biking trails

Registration:
Race 1 at TTC: via Bike Reg

Entry Fees:
• Two Day Park Pass - Access to the Park not included in race registration: $30.00
• Pro Men Race Registration: $40.00
• Amateur Men Race Registration: $30.00
• Women Race Registration: $20.00

Park Information and Related Links:
TTC Webpage
TTC Gravity Park Facebook Page
Kimball TN (Closet minor city)
Chattanoga Visitor Information (Closest major city)

Lodging Information:
• Onsite cabins with A/C, heating and wifi as well as showers and onsite camping available. For more information please call 423.942.8688
Hales Bar Floating Cabins (NOTE: I've personally stayed here and they are great, though it might be a bit cold this time of year.)
• There are a number of known chain hotels in Kimball, TN. A simple google search will produce all the options you'll need for a shower and some shuteye.




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Race 2 - March 13, 2016 at Windrock HOV Area

Where:
Windrock HOV Area
912 Windrock Road
Oliver Springs, TN 37840
Phone: 865-435-1251

Windsock Park mountain biking trails

Registration:
Race 2 at Windrock Park: via Bike Reg

Entry Fees:
• Daily Coal Creek OHVA Permit - Access to the Park not included in race registration: $17.00
• Daily Coal Creek OHVA Permit - Access to the Park not included in race registration: $33.00
• Pro Men Race Registration: $40.00
• Amateur Men Race Registration: $30.00
• Women Race Registration: $20.00

Park Hours:
General Store is Open 7 days a week 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Park Information and Related Links:
Windrock Park Website
Oak Ridge Visitors Bureau (Closet minor city)
Visit Knoxville (Closet Major city)

Lodging Info:
Windrock Park Campground - Manager office hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Phone: 865-435-1251.
Windrock Bed and Breakfast - 865-776-5683. Located approximately 3 miles from the trail head by asphalt and also has direct access to the trail system via trail 18 or 28 so you don’t have to trailer your ATV’s to the trails.
Windmill Inn Bed and Breakfast - 865-730-6413. Located at 606 Butler Mill Road, just 1/2 mile west of the entrance to Windrock Road. The Inn is the former site of the Beech Park Baptist Church.
• Double Tree Inn - (865) 481-2468
• Comfort Inn - (865) 481-8200
• Days Inn - (865) 483-5615
• Hampton Inn - (865) 482-7889
• Jameson Inn - (865) 483-6809
• Super 8 - (865) 483-1200
• Econo Lodge - (865) 482-9968




Bailey Mountain Bike Park - A First Visit

Race 3 - March 20, 2016 at Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Where:
Bailey Mountain Bike Park
1370 Bone Camp Rd
Marshall, NC 28753
Phone: 855-RIDE WNC or 855-743-3962
Email Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Bailey Mountain Bike Park mountain biking trails

Registration:
Race 3 at Bailey Mountain: via Bike Reg

Entry Fees:
• Daily Park Pass - Access to the Park not included in race registration: $35.00
• Pro Men Race Registration: $40.00
• Amateur Men Race Registration: $30.00
• Women Race Registration: $20.00

Park Hours:
• Friday's Noon to 4:00 p.m.
• Saturday's 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Park Information and Related Links:
Bailey Mountain Bike Park Website
Bailey Mountain Bike Park Facebook Page
Mars Hill Visitor Information
Visit Madison County
Asheville Visitor's Center

Lodging Information:
Comfort Inn Mars Hill - 5 miles away
• There are numerous places in the general Asheville area - 25 miles away. A simple google search will produce all the options you'll need for a shower and some shuteye.

With the Shaw boys both local to the WNC area both Walker and Luca will be for sure show.


MENTIONS @NMulally / @baileymtbpark



41 Comments

  • 8 0
 Parking at Bailey is going to be horrendous. But that place is so sick so its worth it.
  • 2 0
 Yep, yep. As we get closer to the date I'll get some information from the Miller's about the plan and share it here and on Facebook.
  • 1 0
 What line do you think we will be racing at Bailey's?
  • 1 0
 Welcome to the Jungle > Jumanji > Salvador's Slalom is a very good bet (not confirmed). No word if they are going to have the Am's go to the blue trails or not. Also there's lots of time between now and then, they might have something new by then. You never now.
  • 2 0
 Parking will be improved by the time we have the race.
  • 6 0
 Neko, I got $100 says I can slam a sixer of Dale's and make it down the hill faster than you can.
  • 2 0
 this is definitely an extremely "new guy" post... but if i have never raced before, would i be able to register and race in the amateur class? or is this for pros and almost pro racers only? or would if be able to start racing with this series?
  • 7 0
 Almost every DH race in America has an amateur/support event/race. If you click on the Reg link you'll see that it's $30 I believe. Have fun!! DH racing is something every MTB rider should try at least once in their lifetime. You will be a better person for doing it. You may even bring home a piece of tin.
  • 1 0
 @patch92 you gotta go check it out man! No regrets quik as yew can grip and rip sender YOLO!!!
  • 6 0
 Love all this NC exposure
  • 4 0
 Yay! A race that is at TTC in Chattanooga. Been waiting for one for awhile.
  • 4 0
 Rockin'!!!! That place has always kicked my ass but it's an awesome spot. Just PRAY that it doesn't rain. LOL
  • 1 0
 Just curious how rideable most of these runs are on an aggressive hardtail. I'm fine riding the all the normal Pisgah stuff, just want to know if this is on another level(big gaps & drops etc.). Sounds like an awesome series. Thanks.
  • 2 0
 You could probably get away with it if it's on the groomed stuff at Bailey's, but I would definitely not do that at Windrock and probably not at TTC. Windrock is as rocky/blown out and old-school, aggressive riding as it gets!
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the advice, maybe I can borrow a big bike. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 Groomed stuff would be fun on an aggro hardtail! maybe a little chattery but if you're used to it, it's def doable.
  • 1 0
 Windrock and TTC aren't hardtail friendly unless you are smooth as hell and can finesse it, it's definitely not fast either.... And yes, there are big gaps/drops at both places, think gnarly old school rocky and steep as hell.
  • 1 0
 We've received a number of questions about the plan for the round at Bailey Mountain, as those that have been there know that space is tight. Guy and Jenn have their stuff together and put together some info about the event. Info is here: baileymountainwnc.com/bike-park/races-events/28-downhill-southeast-race
  • 3 0
 In the infamous words of all the TTC Locals "YEE YEE"
  • 1 0
 Low entry fees and cash payout for amateurs, that's sick! Wish I could make it down, hopefully this continues and I will make it sometime!
  • 2 0
 This is exciting. I hope the weather cooperates.
  • 1 0
 TTC is an awsome place, Been there For Some Trials events. Great people. Glad to see this going on there.
  • 2 0
 Windrock is going to be a new track top to bottom I hear.
  • 1 0
 more info plz? another mtb trail there from the top would be sweet.
  • 1 0
 Parking might definitely be an issue at Bailey. But I'll be there FOR CERTAIN! So excited!
  • 1 0
 We'll have better parking by then.
  • 1 0
 Super cool list of info. I like a race add like this. Nice stuff Jay.
  • 1 0
 Hope to make it to two of these, this is going to be so sick!
  • 1 0
 This sounds like such a blast!!!
  • 1 0
 Can't wait. It's exciting to have Bailey in the mix. See you all there.
  • 1 0
 YeeYee! Going to be legendary!
  • 1 0
 Going to be an epic series! Looking forward to it!
  • 1 0
 Damn. Making me wish I was back in NC....
  • 1 0
 will you please make a 40 plus division.
  • 1 0
 Let's race !!!!!
  • 1 0
 yeye
  • 1 0
 yee f*kin yee
  • 1 1
 :thumbsup:
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