The 2013 Labor Day Weekend is upon us and Plattekill will be featuring both recreational mountain biking as well as racing as the Eastern States Cup Downhill Race Series makes a stop at Platty for race #8 on the race circuit tour. The exciting downhill race event will take place on Sunday at 11am and is open to all, not just racers racing the series. Plattekill encourages anyone intersted in bike racing to come give it or come to spectate and check out the bike racing excitment as racers race through the woods, over narrow rocky jumps, twists and turns to the finish. The chairlift will operate all weekend for racing as well as recrational biking and the will be open for chairlift rides for spectating.
The race course has been laid out on the triple side of the mountain. All categories (Pro/Cat 1/2/3) will start out on the trail “Dangerous Grounds”, which has taken on a whole new vision and has been reworked with lots of fresh cut, steep rocky sections & chutes throughout, in fine Platty style. The top third section of the course will be shared by all categories before the Cat 3 course branches out on its own. We’re bringing back the old mountain cross course built several years ago to make up much of the remaining Cat 3 course. As for the other categories, they will race a separate course with several optional go around sections for the Cat 2s with a new ladder bridge hip jump at the end just before finishing out on the final stretch of the course where racers will also be challenged with new berms and jump sections.
Get ready for a fun action packed weekend of racing and riding at Plattekill…click for complete race details