Now under a month away, this year’s Downieville Classic might take on a different feel than in years’ past.Via Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
This year’s event, July 10-12, will focus on bringing together wider range of riders by having several all-mountain categories—even one for single speed participants, according Yuba Expeditions Wayne Hoffman, who puts on the event each year. It used to be that there was just downhill, which perhaps can be intimidating for those looking to get their feet wet in the sport.
“What this does is encourage more riders to come out,” Hoffman said. “Downieville isn’t just about downhill.”
The Expo area will be jumping just like last year, with about 30 vendors. In fact, Hoffman said he will put some smaller vendors behind his shop just to accommodate everyone.
“We have a big field of names,” Hoffman said of this year’s race participants. “We’ll have more World Champions and former World Champions than any other race in the United States.”
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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