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2014 Spring Classic

 

        

 

2014 Spring Classic ProGRT & Super D

 

Don’t miss our first event of the season.  Back for the 3rd year, The Mountain Creek Spring Classic brings out the best local, national and international riders to New Jersey for some great racing action.  Racers will compete for double points in the USA Cycling ProGRT Series as well as the Eastern States Cup Atlantic Series.  The race will also mark the USA Cycling New Jersey State DH Championships! 

Back again for 2014!  We’ll be running the Eastern States Cup Super D race on Saturday in conjunction with the ProGRT Downhill.   We’ll also be throwing a pre-race concert with The Amish Outlaws Friday night in the Red Tail Lodge and hosting our Kids Fun Race on Sunday before the ProGRT Finals.

The Spring Classic is not to be missed.   Mark your calendars to join some of the world’s best mountain bikers at Mountain Creek Bike Park this May 15-18th.

 

Dates:

May 15-18, 2014

Location:

 Mountain Creek Bike Park - Vernon, NJ

Nearest Airport:

 30 Miles - Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY

 37 Miles – Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ

Discipline:

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

Super D – Mass Start by Class. No Individual Times – Expected Finish Times

of 7+Minutes Kids Fun Race – 3 Laps on the Great Lawn for Fun

 

Categories:

Downhill

Super D

Pro Men & Women 

Pro Men & Women

Female Amateur (Cat 1-3) 

Male Open < 18

Male Junior <14

Male Open 19-29

Male Amateur (Cat 2/3) 15-18 

Male Open 30-39

Male Amateur (Cat 2/3) 19-29 

Male Open 40-49

Male Amateur (Cat 2/3) 30-39 

Male Open 50+

Male Amateur (Cat 2/3) 40+

Female Amateur Open

Male Expert (Cat 1) <18

 

Male Expert (Cat 1) 19-29

 

Male Expert (Cat 1) 30-39

 

Male Expert (Cat 1) 40+

 

Racer’s age is determined by their age on December 31st, 2014

 

Purse: 

$7,200 Cash Pro Purse/ $9,000 in Product for Amateur Prizes

Downhill Payouts: 

Pro Men: 1st - $1,500, 2nd - $700, 3rd - $500, 4th - $200, 5th - $100

Pro Women: $1,500, 2nd - $700, 3rd - $500, 4th - $200, 5th - $100

Amateur Prizing 1st – 3rd by Category

Super D Payouts:

Pro Men: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100

Pro Women: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100

Amateur Prizing 1st – 3rd by Category

 

Race Fees

Downhill: 

$100 Pro / $85 Amateur Pre-Registered (Prices Increase $10 On-site)

Includes: Saturday & Sunday Lift Tickets, Commemorative Pint Glass (While supplies last)

Super D:

$40 Pro / $30 Amateur Pre-Registered (Prices Increase $10 On-site)

Includes: Saturday Lift Ticket

Practice Day Lift Tickets

$25/day Thurs & Fri Practice Day Tickets for Participants Only

*Race Fees Include Number Plates 

 ** Pre-Registration Closes at 11:59PM on Monday May 12th
*** USAC Annual or Day License Required for All Racers

Spectators
Spectators will be provided FREE Cabriolet Access with 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
Immediately preceding the Pro Downhill finals on Sunday we will be hosting a Kids Race on the Great Lawn outside the Red Tail Lodge.  All kids are encouraged to join us for a few laps around the lawn.  No winners, just for fun!  Open to kids ages 10 & younger on any type of bike.

Pit Fees: 

Pit spaces will be located in the Red Tail Lodge Parking Lot. 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

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
email hreynolds@mountaincreek.com

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

 

Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE HERE or On-site Starting Thursday May 15th at 9AM

 

Lodging:                              

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)

Minerals Resort & Spa (Family Friendly, Full-Service Resort)

http://mountaincreek.com/lodging/lodging-options/

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

 

Schedule:                         

Thursday May 15th – 9AM – 6PM

9AM – 3PM -  Registration
9AM – 3PM – Pit Load In
9AM – 6PM - Open Practice   

 

Friday May 16th – 9AM – 6PM

9AM – 3PM - Registration
9AM – 3PM – Pit Load In
Open Practice  - 9AM – 6PM
7:30PM – 12AM Race Kick Off Concert with The Amish Outlaws
(Free Entry for Registered Racers) $15 at the Door for General Public

 

Saturday May 17th – 9AM – 6PM

8AM – 1:30PM Registration Open at Red Tail Lodge (Super D Registration Closes at 9:30AM)
9AM – 11:00AM – Pro DH Practice
9AM - 12PM - Super D Course Open for Practice
11AM - 1PM - Amateur DH Practice
1PM – Super D Amateur Race Start by Category
1:45PM - Super D Pro Race Start
1:30PM – Access to Pit Load In Closes
2PM – 3PM – Pro DH Practice
3:30PM Pro & Cat 1<18  Seeding Runs
4:30PM – Super D Awards & Seeding Results at the Biergarten
4:30PM - 6PM - Open DH Practice
6PM – 10PM – Mountain Bike Movie Night at the Red Tail Lodge - Aaron Chase's "Through My Eyes" & "Rad!"

 

Sunday May 18th – 9AM – 6PM

7:30AM – Bike Center Opens
8AM – 9AM – Last Call Registration Open in Red Tail Lodge
8AM – Lifts Open for Practice & Public
8AM – 9:30AM – Amateur DH Practice
9:30AM – 11 AM – Pro DH Practice
11AM - 11:30AM - Open DH Practice
11AM – Kids Fun Race - Ages 3-10 - Free to Participate on the Great Lawn
12PM – Cat 2-3 Race Start by Category
1:30PM – Cat 1 Race Start by Category
3PM – Pro Race Start
4:30PM – 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 $10 per
  • 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

 

Questions?  Contact Hugh Reynolds hreynolds@mountaincreek.com 973-864-8097

 

 

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