Last Chance for Glory at Plattekill


The U.S.A.C. New York State Downhill Championship Series Finals will be held here at Plattekill Bike Park this weekend, October 24-25. Our annual “Last Chance for Glory” Race is the last of a 7-race series and will offer Double Points so positioning is still anyone’s game. This event is also the East Coast’s final race of the season and racers “Last Chance” to show what they’ve got. The Series Championship’s will be decided and series awards will follow the event. Whether you’re competing in the series or not, the event is open to all who want to race.  This is your “Last Chance for Glory” in 2009, (but it’s not your last chance to ride, we’ll be open weekends for freeriding until November 8th).  


The Pro/Cat1 course, “UNHOLY” is one of the favorite trails at Plattekill Bike Park but has rarely been used as a race track. It’s a classic fall line trail, steep and tight with all that other good features that make Plattekill the place to race. Hang on for this speed ride it will be quick with a few bumps along the way.

The New Cat2/Cat3 race course will be fast and challenging. This will be the first time “da Bomb” will be used for a Cat2/3 race and will keep racers attention on keeping their speed. There will be easier options for Cat3 racers. Both Tracks will be on the Triple Chair side of the Park so racers can enjoy the sun earlier and later in the day with the days getting shorter.

Not up for racing? We will be open all weekend for recreational riding as well as racing. We offer the best value in Lift-Assisted riding: $40 for a 2 day pass. Plattekill also offers bike and equipment rentals; all you have to do is show up. Guided tours and lessons also available or explore the vast terrain yourself.

Plattekill Bike Park will be paying cash 3 deep — $20/ racer entry in the Pro class and $10/racer entry to all Cat1 classes. Payback will be given on the following percentage ratio basis; 55/30/15. Cat2 and Cat3 will receive sponsor-donated prizes. All classes will receive custom Plattekill Medals. On top of our cash payouts NEMA has partnered with us to pay CASH to the top three in ALL race classes through The NEMA Cash Contingency Program. The plan will pay pros $50/25/15 and Cat 1,2 & 3 will be paid $25/15/10 for those that wear a NEMA product and list them as a sponsor on our race entry sheet.

While upping the payouts, race fees have been reduced to $70 for Pros, $60 for Cat1, while Cat2 & Cat3 Racers will pay only $45! All race entries include a 2-day lift ticket.


Plattekill Bike Park will be OPEN weekends thru November 8th !!!!!


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