FOX US Open of Mountain Biking at Killington draws over 5,500

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FOX US Open of Mountain Biking at Killington draws over 5,500

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 9:52am -- tim

Killington mountain biking photos by Chandler Burgess.

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest mountain resort in Eastern North America, on Wednesday reported a successful US Open of Mountain Biking featuring 269 riders, representing 11 countries in Downhill, Enduro, Adaptive and kids races in front of a crowd of over 5,500. The event was held August 1-5.

FOX US Open of Mountain Biking by the numbers:

Spectators: 5,500+

Total Racers: 269

Local Racers: 11

Grom Bomb Racers (kids): 62

Adaptive Racers: 8

Countries: 11

Enduro Racers: 133 (first ever Enduro race at a US Open)

RESULTS For a complete list of results, click here.

Background

The Fox US Open features a Pro/Am style format and offers the most challenging and competitive racing in the nation, setting the standard as a proving ground for up-and-coming and elite racers. Anyone can enter the Open Class and compete amongst the pros for the $40,000 cash purse. The Amateur Class, Grom Bomb Downhill and the US Open Adaptive DH races will give athletes of all abilities the chance to compete during the US Open weekend.

“The US Open is more than just a race, it’s a big mountain bike party for the whole family featuring vendors, live music, a bonfire and races for all levels. The USO Best Whip contest on Saturday evening is sure to be a crowd favorite and will lead into a classic Killington after-party with free concerts sponsored by Long Trail Brewing Co.,” says Justin Pill, events & sponsorships manager at Killington Resort.

“Killington Resort has built an impressive new downhill track coming off the the Killington Peak, the second highest peak in Vermont. The trail crew has also designed an Enduro course that will have racers competing on a combination of new trails and the classics. We are excited to partner with the resort to kick-off the US Open in Vermont," says Clay Harper, event director at the US Open of Mountain Biking.

Source: Killington