2009 Downhill Mountain Bike Races (DH)

Registration is $30 ($40 for open class) and will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in the Village at Northstar ™ Season Pass & Tickets Office the morning of the event. Racer lift tickets are $30 (must have proof of registration). Lifts open to competitors at 9:00 a.m. and the first race begins at 12:00 p.m. Format will be a 1 run race. USA Cycling license is not required. Helmets are required.

Over 20 divisions for men, women and juniors, beginner through open class. Top three in each division receive awards. Cash prize to men’s and women’s open classes and Northstar Resort mountain bike tickets will be raffled off at each event! Raffle and awards are scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. on the Verizon Wireless Music Stage at the Skating Rink.

DH Race Dates and Courses

* Sunday, June 21
  o All classes: upper to middle Karpiel.
  o Expert / Pro: lower Dogbone (slabs), to bottom of Karpiel (vietnam),   to stadium jump finish.
o Sport / Beginner: lower Phodogg, to stadium jump finish.
* Sunday, July 26 (new date: updated March 17th per Kyle C.)
o All classes: Gypsy.
* Sunday, August 9
o Expert / Pro: Dogbone, top to bottom, to stadium jump finish.
o Sport / Beginner: upper Karpiel, to Speed Control, to Phodogg, to staduim jump finish.
* Sunday, September 20
o All classes: Boondocks, top to bottom.
* Sunday, October 4 – 3rd Annual Live Wire Classic

NEW  Super D. Best described as a downhill cross country race.

Northstars Super D races will begin at 3:30 at the Top of either the Tahoe Zephyr or Vista Express Chair lifts and finish in the village. Super D is a hybrid event combining aspects of the disciplines of Cross Country and Downhill racing. These courses are typically not as technical in nature as Downhill races; testing both a rider’s endurance and bike handing skills. Most competitors will choose a 4-6 inch travel trail bike to compete on. This is a great event a lot of people can enjoy. There isn’t a whole lot of climbing so you don’t have to be in great shape, although it doesn’t hurt, and you don’t need a full downhill bike to make it down.

* Saturday, July 25 (new date: updated March 17th per Kyle C.)
* Saturday, August 8
* Saturday, September 19

Cross-Country Bike Races (XC)

Try your luck in this fun, recreational mountain bike race for all ages and abilities. Courses are suitable for beginners through experts. Awards are given out at the conclusion of the series based on cumulative points. A generous raffle is held each week. Helmets are required.

The race fee $15 per racer or $70 for the seven race series. Registration is 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. with the race time at 6:00 p.m. sharp.

Every Thursday from July 2 – August 13, stop by Big Wave Burritos & Wraps after the race for the awards raffle and Thursday Local Racer’s Food & Drink Special .

XC Race Dates and Results

Every Thursday from July 2 through August 13, 2009.

* Thursday, July 2
* Thursday, July 9
* Thursday, July 16
* Thursday, July 23
* Thursday, July 30
* Thursday, August 6
* Thursday, August 13
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