Mountain Bike Vermont and Sushi Yoshi are proud to announce the return of the Killington (Up &) Down Roll Sunday, October 11th. Round up your fastest roadie, cross country and downhill friends because this year’s event is a relay. Riders will compete in teams of three for each respective leg of the event. This year’s winning team members will walk away with Killington 2015/16 Blackout Season Passes!
A road racer will trigger the action in a mass start from the Skyship at Killington’s Base. After climbing to the Snowshed Base Lodge on East Mountain Road, the roadie will tag their cross-country team member who will ride a series of trails that finish at the K1 Peak Lodge. Tagging their downhill team member, the downhill racer will stop the clock after racing back down to Snowshed. All the riders will congregate for a critical mass ride from Snowshed to the after party at Sushi Yoshi.
Building on last year’s success, the event will highlight the momentum of the cycling community in Vermont. What better way to celebrate our sport than at an event that all cyclists can ride together. The people of Killington are embracing the grassroots support from riders as means to increase the variety of riding in Vermont. By participating in an event like this we, as a community, can show the integrity of the sport in Vermont recreation.
Although encouraged to round up a team, riders have the option to race stages independently. Prizes will be awarded to the best individual competitors as well.
On Saturday, October 10th, there will be a Sign-Up Party at the Look Out on Killington’s access road. Course details will be released at the party, so attendance is important for riders to know where they’re racing.
The main event will be Sunday, October 11th, first, with group rides leaving Snowshed from 10am-12pm. At 12 o’clock the road competitors will begin the race from Skyship. The event will commence as a mass start, but the next two stages will be staggered starts. This will allow relay participants right-of-way. The post race celebration will include: a raffle providing a chance to win a new downhill bike, awards, beer and many other chances of walking away with new schwag.
Registration is $30 for each competitor. Registration includes: entrance to all post race activities, a riding jersey and a raffle ticket with the opportunity to win a bike and many other great prizes. All the profit from registration and raffle tickets will help fund the Killington Mountain Bike Club’s new cross-country trail network at Kent Pond in Killington. Come out Sunday, October 11th, to enjoy a fall weekend in the mountains, and help support a growing mountain bike community.