2016 Spring Classic ProGRT




May 27-29, 2016


 Mountain Creek Bike Park - Vernon, NJ

Nearest Airport:

 30 Miles - Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY

 37 Miles – Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ


Downhill – Individual Time Trial Race – Expected Finish Times of 2+ Minutes




Pro Men & Women* 

Female Expert Open (Cat 1)

Female Amateur Open (Cat 2/3)

Male Amateur <14

Male Amateur (Cat 2/3) 15-18 

Male Amateur (Cat 2/3) 19-29 

Male Amateur (Cat 2/3) 30-39 

Male Amateur (Cat 2/3) 40+

Male Expert (Cat 1) <18

Male Expert (Cat 1) 19-29

Male Expert (Cat 1) 30-39

Male Expert (Cat 1) 40+

 Male Open 50+

*Indicates UCI recognized categories

Racer’s age is determined by their age on December 31st, 2015



$7,750 Cash Pro Purse/ $10,000 in Product for Amateur Prizes

Downhill Payouts: 

Pro Men: 1st - $1,575, 2nd - $775, 3rd - $475, 4th - $375, 5th - $225, 6th - $175,                   7th - $150, 8th - $125
Pro Women: $1,575, 2nd - $775, 3rd - $475, 4th - $375, 5th - $225, 6th - $175,                          7th - $150, 8th - $125

Amateur Prizing 1st – 5th by Category


Race Fees


$125 Pro / $115 Amateur Pre-Registered 

Includes: Friday, Saturday & Sunday Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets

$25/day ThursdayLift Tickets for Participants Only

*Race Fees Include Number Plates 

*** USAC Annual or Day License Required for All Racers

Spectators will be provided Cabriolet Access with $5.00 Spectator Ticket.  Spectator Tickets may be picked up at the Bike Center in the Red Tail Lodge.*  Best race spectating will be in the Rock Garden on the Asylum trail (follow Great Northern Ski Trail down from top of Gondola) or in the finish area behind Red Tail Lodge.  No outside alcohol allowed on premises.

Kids Race
Details to come in this section - stay tuned!

Pit Fees: 

Pit spaces will be located near the base of the Cabriolet. The Pits will open on Thursday and Close on Sunday at the conclusion of the Race. The Pit lots are open to paid guests only. No employee or guest parking.


10X10 Space - $150


10X20 Space - $300


20X20 Space - $600


20X40 Space - $800

To Reserve Pit Space - please contact Tim Hayes @

No tents allowed in the Red Tail Lodge Lot without pre-reserved pit spaces. No Exceptions.  Pit spaces will be monitored during the event. Prices above are for participating race teams.  Vendors looking for expo space should

Pit spaces do not include power or water hook up.  Handicap and Fire Zone Parking Rules Still Apply.

Privateer Pit Space:

Privateer Pit Space will be located in the parking lot in front of Red Tail Lodge. There will be no tents or pits permitted in the upper lots across the street. Anyone who does not register for pit space that would like to set up a tent or pit area can do so in the lower lots across the street. 

Privateer Pit Space Pricing:


1.5 Parking Spaces: $100

3 Full Parking Spaces: $200

To Reserve Pit Space - please contact Tim Hayes @


Haven’t registered for Pro GRT yet? If you plan to register on-site this weekend, you must fill out the pre-registration form on HERE. You MUST fill out this form prior to arrival for registration!


20% Lodging Discount for all Participants

Lodging is available on-site through the resort at the following properties

Appalachian (Trailside Lodging)

Black Creek Sanctuary (1-3Bdrm Townhomes)

Call 973-827-2000 to book – Mention Promo Code “ProGRT”



2016 Spring Classic Pro-GRT Event Schedule

Thursday May 26th Lift Open - 9AM – 6PM

11AM – 6PM - Bike Park open for public riding ($25 racer lift tickets)
11AM – 5PM - TRACK WALK ONLY (No riders on course until Friday)
9AM – 5PM - On-Site Registration
9AM - 5PM - Early Check in for Downhill Registrants

Friday May 27th Lift Open 9AM – 6PM

8AM - 9AM - Track Walk (No Lift)
9AM – 3PM - Registration
9AM – 3PM – Pit Load In
9AM – 1:30PM - Course open for Pro / CAT 1 Junior Practice ONLY
1:30PM - 6:00PM - Course open for CAT 1 Adult / CAT 2 / CAT 3 Practice Only

Saturday May 28th Lift Open 8AM – 6PM

8AM – 1:30PM Registration Open at Red Tail Lodge
8AM – 11AM – Course Open for PRO / CAT 1 Junior Practice Only
11AM – 1:30PM - CAT 1 Adult / CAT 2 / CAT 3 Practice
2PM – Access to Pit Load-In Closes
1:30PM – 3PM – PRO / CAT 1 Junior Practice
3:30PM Seeding Runs (PRO / CAT 1 Jr. ONLY) Course Closed following last Seeding Run

4:00PM – Can’d Aid Kid’s Clinic with Neko Mullay @ The Pump Track

4:15PM - Free Kid's Race

Sunday May 29th Lift Open 8AM – 6PM

7:30AM – Bike Center Opens
8AM – 9AM – Last Call Registration Open in Red Tail Lodge - Amateur Only
8AM – 10AM – Course open for CAT 1 Adult / CAT 2 / CAT 3 Practice
10AM – 11:30AM – Course open for Pro / CAT 1 Junior Practice
11:45AM - Rider's Meeting at Lift Base
12PM – CAT 2 / CAT 3 Race Start
1:30PM – Cat 1 Junior / Pro Women / Pro Men Race Start
Upon Completion– Awards Ceremony at the Biergarten



*Exact Times Subject to Change


Race & Event Rules:

  • All event class fields are limited. Due to the popularity of this event, pre-registration is highly recommended and is first-come, first served
  • This is USAC sanctioned event.  All racers must have either an Annual  or 1-Day (Cat2/3) License to compete.  1-Day licenses may be purchased with your registration online or on-site for a fee of $5 per day.
  • All participants will be required to sign a waiver and photo release form at onsite registration. Participants under 18 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian signature
  • Helmets are required for all events including practice and freeriding
  • Athletes are required to have valid lift tickets and athlete number plates in order to gain access to the race course
  • Competitors may only engage in practice runs during official, class-specific practice sessions or open practice times.
  • Official field start-times will be posted at the mandatory riders meeting, at the base of the gondola, DH start area and at registration
  • Race number plates may not be cut, folded, altered or defaced in any way
  • Athletes are encouraged and required to be at the start area at least 20 minutes prior to their posted (time-of-day) start times. Athletes that are not present at the start area for their posted start time may lose their opportunity to race
  • Winning athletes must be in attendance at the official awards ceremony in order to receive prizes - awards will not be mailed.
  • Registration fees and competitor lift tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • No outside alcohol is allowed on property
  • Dogs are allowed in the base area and on the trails when on leash.  Dogs are not permitted on the lift or in the Red Tail Lodge