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July 20/10 9:49 am - East Coast Open Takes Place this Weekend

Posted by Editoress on 07/20/10

This weekend (July 23-25) kicks off the first ever East Coast Open at Collingwood, Ontario. This event is designed to host the best DH racers that Canada and the world have to offer. Event organizers sweetened the pot by bringing Canada's largest DH race prize purse. Over $10,000 in cash and prizing will be given away! $3000 in cash and over $7000 worth of prizes, including a Chumba F5 DH frame, POC helmets and Armour, Raceface clothing and components, X Fusion Vector HLR rear shocks and much much more.



Photo by Tim Serneels  Rider: Brian Serneels


Event organizers have been building a new course since April and expect several hundred riders to participate in the event. With Open/Pro, Amateur, Junior and Open Women's categories there is something for every type of DH racer. Inside the Blue Mountain Resort village they offer something for everyone in the family. From the many shops, restaurants and pubs to their famous nightlife that never stops.

The event is free to spectators and they are encouraged to climb up alongside the specially designed race course to cheer on the racers and ring those cowbells. As always all competitors will have open access to ride all the other challenging downhill trails that Blue Mountain have to offer.

A special discount code (cres1117593) has been put up made available to all competitors and their families, simply visit and click the "East Coast Open" tab.


Courtesy Peter Appleton


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