Posted by Editoress on 02/24/10
Terralogic Park Industries, the official event promoters of the U.S. Open of Mountain Biking, have announced that athlete, vendor and media registration will open Monday, March 1st, at 9:00am. Set to take place on May 27th through May 30th, elite mountain bike racers from across the globe will converge at Diablo Freeride Park to battle for the most coveted title in American mountain bike racing - the U.S. Open Championship.
The 8th annual U.S. Open of Mountain Biking returns to Diablo Freeride Park with various venue-wide improvements including an enhanced KENDA Giant Slalom and KENDA Downhill course, an increased Pro Men’s downhill purse and extended practice schedules. With a lofty cash and prize payout valued at nearly $60,000, the 2010 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking continues the legacy of offering the largest pro-purse in America and the most competitive gravity racing in the nation. The Men’s Pro Downhill Purse has been increased by 50%, making the top spot on the podium now worth $7,500.
The trendsetting PRO/AM format of the U.S. Open allows up-and-coming athletes the unique opportunity to test their mettle against the world’s elite gravity racers. While professional categories typically take center stage, the U.S. Open has become a hotbed of Amateur talent and is the ultimate proving ground for racers looking to take their career to the next level.
The athlete field in the Men’s Downhill discipline will be capped at 450 total competitors, with 150 qualifying spots allocated to the Pro Men’s category and 300 dedicated to the Men’s Amateur categories. Due to the popularity of the U.S. Open of Mountain Biking, pre-registration is highly recommended and is first-come, first-served. Register early to secure a qualifying position and to guarantee your participation in America’s premier gravity race!
For more information on the 2010 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking, please visit: www.usopen-mtb.com
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