Windham, NY has been chosen as the host venue for the 2010 World Cup Mountain Bike Finals scheduled to run from Thursday, August 26th through Sunday, August 29th. This is the first World Cup Mountain Bike race to be held in the U.S. since 2005 and the first to be held on the east coast since 1991. The “Race the World” event at Windham Mountain is being organized in coordination with the Windham World Cup to create an opportunity to be a part of cycling history and race with the best athletes from all over the world!!
Cross-country riders will compete on the same course as World Cup athletes, while downhill riders will compete on their own, uniquely designed course. Kids will also have a chance to “Race the World” on their own course. Please note, practice times have been clearly outlined and will be strictly followed in accordance with UCI requirements. Make sure to check out racewindham.com to get more information, see the course maps and review the schedule of events which begin on Thursday, August 26th with rider packet pick-up.
The “Race the World” event will be part of the New York State MTB Series. Categories and points will be based on the New York State series format – check out NYSMTBseries.com for details.
The Windham World Cup and “Race the World” events are being organized by the community and are not-for-profit; any net revenue will support community trails for public use. Registration will entitle you to participate in all World Cup festivities at Windham Mountain including a Friday night Block Party with a 100m time-trial sprint (“Drag Race”) in front of the pub; live music on Saturday night (bands TBA); and a “Big Wheel” race down a steep, paved course (BYOBW). To encourage attendance, and unlike most international World Cup venues, there will be no fees charged to enter the venue or the consumer and tech expos. To help defray the tremendous organizing costs and to keep the World Cup in the US, a minimal fee for parking – $10 for an entire carload for one day, or $25 for three days – will be charged.