Sunday, April 13, 2008

2008 Northstar at Tahoe DH & XC Racing

Photo_081805_008.jpgNorthstar at Tahoe bike park is opening next month and we've been waiting to find out if MTB racing will also be returning. Wait no more: Jessica from Northstar was nice enough to send me the 2008 dates for both the XC and the DH series. First, news about the mountain bike park:
"In response to the popularity of the opening of LiveWire last summer, Northstar Resort’s advanced almost two-mile long signature trail that is fully irrigated, this summer the resort will double the lift capacity on the Tahoe Zephyr Express, its six-pack express chairlift, allowing even more riders to quickly get up the mountain.

Northstar Resort’s Mountain Bike Park is scheduled to open Friday through Monday of Memorial Day weekend (May 23-26, 2008), weather and conditions permitting, with a kick-off demo event sponsored by Giant Bicycles on Friday, May 23, 2008. Following that weekend, the bike park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays until June 20 when it will open for daily operations through September 1, and Friday-Sunday until October 12. Daily operating hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday ... Daily lift tickets are required for lift access and can be purchased for $39. For those who want to ride all season, Mountain Bike Park season passes are available for $229 and can be purchased online." (Via Northstar at Tahoe website)
Here are the race schedules:

2008 Northstar Thursday Night XC MTB Series ($15/race or $70 for all 7 races)
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21

2008 Northstar Downhill (DH) MTB Series ($30 / race)
June 15
July 20
August 10
September 14
October 5

You can check out last year's Northstar racing coverage in the archives.

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