20-Aug-2012

Downhill Mountain Bike Racing at Crystal Mountain

THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – Mountain Bikers of all ages are invited to challenge each other and themselves during the first ever Crystal Trifecta Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series at Crystal Mountain.

The first race in the series is coming-up on Saturday August 25th. The second race will happen on September 22. On these dates, there will be a course preview beginning at 11am and the racing begins at noon Then, the final race will follow the annual Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic on October 13th, with a course preview at 3pm and racing beginning at 4pm. Each race will feature a different downhill trail.

The Crystal Trifecta Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series marks the first summer of Crystal Mountain’s new downhill mountain biking trails accessible from the Loki Quad chairlift.

Entry fee for the Crystal Trifecta is $20 per race or $50 for the entire series. The top three finishers of each race will receive medals. Medals and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers at the end of the series. All entries include an all-day lift pass.

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort with one of Golf Magazine’s Top 25 Golf Schools in America, Spa Magazine’s Best Midwest Spas three years running, named among the inaugural Detroit Free Press 16 Green Leaders in Michigan and recognized as one of Condé Nast Travelers 50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America (2011) . Located in northwest lower-Michigan, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes, the resort features downhill and cross-country skiing, Michigan Legacy Art Park, golf, alpine slide, water playground, lodging, dining, countless year-round outdoor activities and kids programs, an IACC-approved conference center, weddings, real estate and Crystal Spa.

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