Northstar Bike Park * Truckee, California * Friday August 26th –  Saturday August 27th, 2011

Jordan Lopez racing the 2010 Pro GRT at Northstar. Photo by WMSmithPhoto.com

Resources
Pro GRT course (.pdf)
Complete Pro GRT race packet (.pdf)
Technical guide (.pdf)

The ProGRT comes to town on 8/26/2011 with a weekend full of racing.  4x is taking place friday evening on zone 6 of Livewire.  Saturday is the GRT DH race on Sticks and Stones, starting at the top of Vista and finishing at the bottom.  Sunday is the 5th Annual Livewire Classic race, and the first 200 people to register Sunday morning will receive a free Livewire Classic T-shirt (photo at bottom).  Posted below is a race and operating hours schedule for the upcoming weekends as the park transitions to 3 day/week operations

Race Schedule

          4X: Friday 8/26/11

Pro/Amateur: Livewire zone 6

-Start on fire road at top of zone 6 Livewire

-Finish near/ the bottom of zone 6 Livewire

          ProGRT Downhill: 8/27/11

             –Pro/Cat 1: Sticks and Stones

-Start on Sticks and Stones near the top of the Vista lift

-Finish near the wood Fly-Away jump at the bottom of Vista

Cat 2/Cat 3: Sticks and Stones to Speed Control to lower Sticks and Stones

-Start near the top of Vista lift on Sticks and Stones

-take connecter trail to Speed Control

-fire road from bottom of Speed Control back to lower Sticks and Stones

-Finish near the wood Fly-Away jump at the bottom of Vista

5th Annual Livewire Classic: 8/28/11

-Livewire Top to Bottom, all classes

Race info at:

https://www.usacycling.org/progrt/

http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/summer/mtn-biking-events.asp

Lift Operating Schedule

8/25-8/29: ProGRT weekend

Thursday: GRT practice, park open to public

-Gondola, Zephyr, Vista, 8a.m.-5p.m.

Friday: 4x Race, DH practice, park open to public

-Vista; 8a.m.-5p.m.

-Zephyr, Gondola; 8a.m.-7p.m.

Saturday: GRT DH Race, park open to public

-Gondola, Vista; 8a.m.-6p.m.

-Zephyr; 8a.m.-6p.m.

Sunday: Livewire Race, park open to public

-Gondola, Vista, Zephyr 10a.m.-5p.m.

Monday: Bike Park Closed

9/1/11-9/5/11 Labor Day Weekend

Thursday 9/1:

-Bike Park Closed

Friday 9/2:

-Vista; 10a.m-5p.m

-Gondola, Zephyr; 10a.m-7p.m

Saturday 9/3:

-Gondola, Vista, Zephyr; 10a.m.-5p.m.

Sunday 9/4:

-Gondola, Vista, Zephyr; 10a.m.-5p.m.

Monday 9/5:

-Gondola, Vista, Zephyr; 10a.m-5p.m.

After Labor Day weekend the park switches to Friday, Saturday, Sunday operations.

Trail Update

Trail Crew has been hard at work for the last 2 weeks, preparing for these races.  Gypsy saw some love last week befor the race, with rebuilt burms and jumps in the spooky woods.  The new stuff on Pho Dogg is holding up well, thanks to the trail crew for getting that watered twice a day.  The new step-up/fly-away in zone 3 of Livewire is open and fun.  Z-4 had a rebuild last week, with much improvement to the first 2 turns.  The new work in zone 5-6 of Livewire is packing in nicely, trail crew found some watering issues that have since been resolved, and the rain will fall again.  Lower Sticks and Stones is undergoing a rebuild for the GRT and will reopen for race practice on Thursday 8/25 for GRT practice.  Look for a new manicured rock garden replacing the ladder over the downed tree, as well as a new burm and jump.  There are plans in the work for upper Sticks and Stones, with ideas including; new landing for the Moss Rock drop, and some new stuff in the ladder bridge zone of Sticks. Thats all for now, good talk, see ya out there

-Patrol