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Please visit the Silveroxx Page for details about weekend #3 of the Silver Race Series. 

Shimano USA & Vertical Earth present the 2016 Silver Race Series! Returning for it's third year the SRS will feature two distinct mini-series, a 3 race downhill series and a 3 race Super-D Series.  Pros can compete in all six events to take the King or Queen of the Hill title.  These races have a category for everyone, and a variety of courses to challenge all ability levels.  So, if you’re new to this, expect to race against people of roughly your same age and ability level.  Northern Peaks Alliance provides accurate chip based timing, with speedy online results, so you can just concentrate on your race run.


Race Dates


Weekend  #1-  July 29-31  Results Photos Video Recap

Weekend  #2-  August 26-28 Results

Silveroxx & Weekend  #3- Results Details

 

Events

What on earth is a Super D?  Super-D, or Super Downhill, is still mostly downhill, but with longer courses, slightly less technical terrain, and an occasional bit of pedaling. These races are best suited for trail, all mountain or enduro style bikes, but downhill bikes can still be competitive.  These races focus on all around skills and endurance.  Think of a single long enduro stage with anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 feet of descent, and longer times than a traditional downhill.  Courses may feature some fairly technical terrain, but there will be plenty of variety, so it doesn’t just cater to technical skills alone.  This is a race against the clock.

How Downhill?  With the addition of the Super D series, our Downhill races will refocus on more traditional length courses that are more technical and best suited for real Downhill bikes.  That being said a shorter travel bike can still be competitive by those with the right skills depending on the category, and we offer multiple courses for the different categories whenever we need to.  This is a race against the clock.

We will have separate overall point standings this year for both Downhill and Super-D Series! We will also be combining the two series and have Overall Points standings with Cash Prizes for PRO Male & Female King & Queen of the Mountain. The awesome raffle table will be back this year brought to you by our amazing sponsors; Shimano, Vertical Earth, Smith Optics, Dakine, Kali Protectives, DialedMTB Fenders, Wildcat Pizza, Serfas, Vittoria, Kuat, Clif, Giant Bicycles, Coeur d’Alene Bike Company, North Division Bicycle Shop, Missoula Bike Source, and The Bike Hub! Everyone who races will be eligible to win some great prizes!

This year we will be have three race weekends, the first two weekends will each feature a DH and a Super-D event, the final weekend will be host to our final DH and Super-D events, plus a huge variety of other races, rides and events.

Important- Must Read

  • No refunds available, all riders will be required to check in at registration.  
  • Everyone must fill out a waiver to race, if you are under 18 years of age you will need an adult to sign your waiver, no exceptions.
  • Every rider will receive a Number Plate for the Season, please keep this and bring to all races, if lost there will be a $10 replacement fee!!! If Damage occurs during race run or chip becomes non functioning there will be no cost to replace. 
  • All Downhill riders are required to wear a full face helmet.
  • We recommend full face helmets for Super-D, but traditional bike helmets are acceptable.
  • Helmets are required.


Registration and Details

Please visit the Silveroxx Page for details about weekend #3 of the Silver Race Series. 

Online pre-registration will be open until midnight of the Wednesday before each event, after that there will be a $10 late fee. We highly encourage you to pre-register and save yourself some money. Make sure you take advantage of our package deal for the first two weekends, you can register all at once for 4 races with a discounted price!  Silveroxx will have it's own separate registration!!! 

Registration and race times are not final, and are subject to change.

Registration: FRI: 4:00PM-6:00PM, SAT: 8:00-10:00, SUN: 8:00-10:00
Riders Meeting: 12:45 @ Start Line 
Race Starts: 1:00 
Awards/Overall's: 5:00 in the Village, earlier if able!


Cost of Races 
Lift ticket prices are not included in registration, but are available on race days at discounted rates for racers.


Sat: Downhill            $30 Pre Registration, $40 Day of Race 
Sun: Super-D            $30 Pre Registration, $40 Day of Race 
Sat & Sun                  $60 Pre Registration, $80 Day of Race 


Lift tickets for racers: $20 per day.

Spectator “Scenic Ride” tickets for spectators are $10 per day, or $15 for the whole event and can only be purchased at registration.

 

Important details for racers new to Silver Mountain Bike Park-  Using North America’s longest gondola means we have access to over 3,400 feet of vertical within the trail system.  Once you leave the Chair 3 zone you are committed to a full top to bottom run.  This means that if you need tubes, water or tools you should have them on you.  The gondola covers 3.2 miles in distance and takes about 25 minutes to cover a one way trip.  All of the race courses are within the Chair 3 zone and can be lapped by way of Chair 3 or Chair 5.  We have a restaurant, bike patrol and bathrooms at the top of the gondola and chair 3.


Overnight Parking: Overnight parking is FREE in the rear gravel parking lot. There is a blue room and trash dumpster provided plus more bathroom facilities available in the gondola upload area.  There is a dump station located on Bunker Ave. between I-90 and the Silver Mountain parking lot. Please keep it tidy so we can continue to offer this convenience.

 

Lodging:  Park your car for the weekend and enjoy the ease of life with everything you need in one place. There will be special lodging rates available to racers, please check back for details. More information on the waterpark and lodging is available at http://www.silvermt.com/

 

Water Park: Silver Mountain is home to Silver Rapids Water Park, Idaho’s largest indoor waterpark. This amenity is for lodge guest only. 

 

Bike Storage: 

We are located right on I-90 and right in town.  Please make sure you keep an eye on your bikes and take the proper precautions to ensure they don’t walk off.  We don’t have many bikes stolen, but this is a big event and it is well known that a bunch of high-end equipment will be in town.  


Please visit the Silveroxx Page for details about weekend #3 of the Silver Race Series. 

Race Courses for SRS #2

 

Saturday- Downhill #2

Course Preview with Malcolm Soelberg

All Categories- Pirate Trail-Wide Open-Manchild-  We're headed to the Lower Mountain for DH#2!  Riders will start out on Pirate Trail, a short but rooty section of trail that encourages you to let go of those stoppers.  Once on Wide Open, it's a high speed mix of berms, flow, tech, roots, and rocks as you rocket through the woods.  As you exit the S berms it's time to get ready for Man Child, a series of table top jumps and even a step up to step down reward those with timing.  After the step down you'll enter the last rooty section of trail before the finish line, which is located after the optional little double jump.

Note- Lower Mountain will stay open during race


Sunday Super-D #2

Course Preview with Malcolm Soelberg

All Categories- Gold Drop-Payday-Lower Payday-Corkscrew-Highlife - We're kicking things off from the top of the bike park this time, and sending you down to the 5 Corners area.  Start off with Gold Drop and work your way through this short hand built single track trail that winds it's way down the ski run.  Once you hit Payday prepare for a pile of big berms, some sprints, and higher speed weaving through the trees.  Lower Payday has a some fantastic traverses that take you onto Ridge Road, where you'll get a brief brake before hitting one of the flowiest sections of the bike park, Corkscrew!  With lots of berm to berm action and subtle jumps, Corkscrew has been a local favorite for years.  Once you exit the massive new berm on Corkscrew, you'll be rocketing down Highlife, a mix of pumping and pedaling, with a few rocks, and some optional features to send.  The finish line will be at the end of Highlife.


Note- Lower Mountain will stay open during race.


Race courses for SRS #1

Saturday- Downhill #1

Category 3,2,Men & Women, Category 1 WomenHammer – A classic Silver Mountain course with a mix of tech and jumps, with great areas to show off for the gondola riders. Committed features have ride arounds,look before you leap.

Category 1 Men, Pro Men & Women- Hot Beans/Alhambra/ Hot Mess – Start to the left of the top of Chair 3 and plunge into a short but tech section of rocks, off-camber, and drops.  Once you clear the stump garden on Hot Beans you get a moment to rest on Alhambra before taking the plunge into Hot Mess, a techy, off-cambery, steep, and rooty trail that has a couple of mandatory drops.  Line choice is crucial, and can really make the Hot Mess flow!

 

Sunday- Super-D #1

All Categories Men & Women- Spooky Woods/Pepsi Can/Wildcat/ Snaggletooth(optional)/Frog Trees-  This course is a blast on a trail bike or a downhill bike, with lots of flow, perfect berms, some line choices, and enough tech to make sure you brought your A game.  Spooky Woods starts with a slight uphill and a bundle of roots, which immediately gives way to some steeper sections and more roots.  Enjoy some sweet berm to berm action on Pepsi Can and Wild Cat while you decide whether to take on the jagged rocks of Snaggletooth, or continue on Wild Cat.  Either way, you’ll cross Cemetery Road and continue to weave through the Frog Trees area to the finish line at the very bottom of the trail system.  


 



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