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US Open of Mountain Biking

It’s the US Open this weekend at the Diablo Freeride Park, Vernon NJ.
Stevie Smith won the DH event last year, with Sam Hill in second after apparently taking a tumble. This year the male and female DH winners pocket $5000 each with the slalom winners getting $2000, not bad for a days work eh?

I’m trying to find the riders entry list to see which world cup stars have entered and who has gone to the Lisbon Downtown instead.

We might get a report and photos up if anybody sends them my way, in the meantime here’s some more info:

The U.S. Open of Mountain Biking is America’s premier mountain bike gravity race! Conveniently located within 1 hour from New York City, the U.S. Open of Mountain Biking provides up-and-coming athletes with a unique opportunity to compete against the world’s elite gravity athletes.

Each year over 500 athletes from across the globe make the pilgrimage to Diablo Freeride Park to vie for over $50,000 in cash and prizes and the opportunity to compete for the coveted U.S. Open championship title.

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US Open Course Walk – Presented by Evil Bikes from Lucent Productions on Vimeo.

Course walk with Stevie Smith from MS Evil racing.

Friday, May 22nd
7:30am – 3:00pm Athlete / Media / Vendor Registration

Session One:
8:30am – 12:30pm Pro Classes: Downhill Practice
10:30am – 12:30pm Amateur Classes: Giant Slalom Practice

Session Two:
12:30pm – 3:30pm Amateur Classes: Downhill Practice
1:30pm – 3:30pm Pro Classes: Giant Slalom Practice

GS Qualifiers
3:45pm – 4:00pm Giant Slalom Riders Meeting
4:00pm – 4:30pm Final Amateur GS Practice Session
4:30pm – 4:50pm Final Pro Giant Slalom Practice Session
5:00pm – 7:30pm Giant Slalom Qualifiers
(Starting order: Pro Women, Pro Men, AM Women, AM Men)

Saturday, May 23rd
8:00am – 10:00am Last call for registration

Session One:
8:00am – 10:00am Amateur Classes: Downhill practice
8:00am – 10:00am Pro Classes: Giant Slalom Practice

Session Two:
10:00am – 12:00pm Pro Classes: Downhill practice
10:00am – 12:00pm Amateur Classes: Giant Slalom Practice

DH Qualifiers:
12:15pm – 12:30pm Downhill: Mandatory riders meeting
12:45pm – 4:45pm Downhill Qualifiers
(Starting order: Pro Women, Pro Men, AM Women, AM Men)
GS Finals:
4:00pm – 5:00pm Final Giant Slalom Practice Session
5:00pm – 7:00pm Giant Slalom Finals
(Starting order: Pro Women, Pro Men, AM Women, AM Men)

Sunday, May 24th

8:30am – 11:00am Downhill: Amateur Class practice
11:00am – 12:30pm Downhill: Pro Class practice
12:30pm – 1:00pm Course closed for maintenance

DH Finals:
1:00pm – 4:00pm Downhill Finals (Starting order: AM Women, AM Men, Pro Women, Pro Men)

4:00pm – 4:30pm Jeff Lenosky Mountain Bike Trails Stunt Show
4:30pm – 5:00pm DH & GS Awards Ceremony

US Open of Mountain Biking

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