PTD DOWNHILL

SATURDAY JULY 16TH, 2016


The 2016 Fat Tire Downhill is brought to you by Progressive Trail Design (PTD). The PTD Downhill is the epitome of DH racing in this region of the country. The event is held on the year round publicly open Lake Leatherwood Downhill Challenge Trail. The trail features technical features, rock drops, jumps, and rock gardens. There are roll around options for beginners however the main lines will shed a lot of seconds and deserve serious consideration. All together though someone on a standard mountain bike with basic skills can negotiate all of this course and trail. Full face helmets are mandatory!

REGISTRATION

Register online BikeReg.com
Or register day from 7:00-9:00am at Lake Leatherwood City Park

START TIMEs

PRACTICE
Friday, July 15th from 2:00-7:00pm (shuttles to top provided)
Saturday, July 16th from 7:00-9:30am (shuttles to top provided)
Course closes at 9:30am to all riders. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RACE
Saturday, July 16th at 9:30am mandatory racers meeting at top of course.
Racing starts at 10:00am

*Full face helmets are mandatory at all times while riding the course.

Prizes

DH MEN
Consolidated Cash Purse
Best Times from CAT I and CAT II
1-5 / $150, 100, 75, 65, 50. 
Total Pot $440.

DH WOMEN
Consolidated Cash Purse
Best Times from CAT I and CAT II
100% pay back 40% deep

FORMAT

Best of two runs. Categories and classes run in descending sequence starting with Cat 1’s with one minute intervals between riders.

Team Downhill Cup

  • Present a team rosters with names, classes, and categories of competitors at registration on Saturday the 16th.
  • Include the team name when you register.
  • Rosters can include up to 20 competitors.
  • The 6 fastest times of a team’s competitors will determine an overall team time.
  • Of those 6 best times, a team’s qualifying times must include either a junior OR woman and at least one Cat 3 rider.
  • The fastest overall cumulative time will determine the winner.

Omni Competitors
Register online or at the short track registration Friday night to be eligible for any of the Omni Challenges. This does not apply to the Downhill Duo which will be available Friday evening at the Short Track and again Saturday morning at the downhill registration.
Vehicle Parking

Leave your vehicle parked at the bottom at Lake Leatherwood City Park.

Shuttles

Shuttles provided during practice and prior to race start. Give yourself and your bike a lift to the top of the downhill course.
Cost: Included with registration.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course is approximately 1 mile long. Times range from 2-3 minutes. The terrain is predominately loose gravel and hard pack clay. All technical trail features are marked with the international accepted difficulty markings. Features include doubles, table tops, step ups, step downs, rock drops, ledge drops, rock gardens, and of lots of berms. A big 18 foot finish line double ends the run. There are no joke big hit features on this course however roll around options and alternate lines are there and allow for any rider with basic skills to negotiate the course. Get a 2 second time bonus for hitting the finish line gap! Full face helmets mandatory!

Categories

CAT 1 MEN
Entry fee $35

Age Groups
18 & under
19-29 and Pro/Open
30-39
40+
 

CAT 2 MEN
Entry fee $30

Age Groups
18 & under
19-29 and Pro/Open
30-39
40+
 

SINGLESPEED (YES SS DH!)
Open class all ages
 

CAT 3 MEN
Entry fee $25

Age Groups
18 & under
19-29 and Pro/Open
30-39
40+
 

CAT 1 WOMEN
Entry fee $35

Age Groups
18 & under
Pro/Open
 

CAT 2 WOMEN
Entry fee $30

Age Groups
18 & under
19-39
40+
Limited Travel (4” or less)
 

CAT 3 WOMEN
Entry fee $25

Age Groups
18 & under
19-39
40+