Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New DH Summer Series Set for Central Cali

johnfisher.pngJust got word that there will be a brand new downhill MTB series in the Central Valley this summer:

The John Fisher DH Summer Sizzle Race series will be a six race series held in Miami Creek OHV Park near Oakhurst, CA [MAP]. It is being organized by the same people that bring you The Lou and the new Buck Ridge Race.

There are still details being worked out (the Forest Service appears to be already onboard), but the courses are slated to be long 1.5 mile to 2.25 mile rides using the "Express Trail" as the basis. The proposed dates for the series are:
  • May 30-31 (DH& Skills Stage weekend)
  • June 28 (DH#2)
  • July 12 (DH#3)
  • July 26 (DH#4)
  • Aug 9 (DH#5)
  • Aug 23 (DH finale #6)
The race series will benefit John Fisher, past 3 time US National DH Champ and #2 in the UCI DH Masters World Championships 2006. He was injured skiing in 2007 and confined to a wheelchair.

More details on this as I hear them.

1 comment:

Your long time racing buddy Julie!!! said...

I LOVE YOU JOHN! you are such a dear person and the thought of you not racing mtn bikes, not seeing you at keyesville racing round that hellatious course three times is just not right! god speed and know that I pray for you daily! and will be visiting you often! arent you thrilled!???? ;) was great talking with you yesterday! you sound fabulous! KEEP YOUR CHIN UP and KEEP GOING FORWARD! dont ever EVER EVER give up!!! but I know you wont you are not the type!