U.S. NATIONAL DOWNHILL SERIES WILL START IN TENNESSEE NEXT WEDNESDAY
The season opener is set for March 9–13, in Windrock, Tennessee
World-renowned cyclists will gather for an intense start to the 2022 Downhill series with the Tennessee National on Wednesday, March 9th
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Windrock Bike Park will open the season for USA Cycling’s 2022 Downhill series with its annual mountain bike festival, the Tennessee National. The East Tennessee trail Events will take place from Wednesday, March 9 through Sunday, March 13.
Top riders from across the globe will migrate to Windrock Bike Park to compete on one of the most challenging courses in the nation for the Tennessee National title. Competitors will “ride the rock” as they take on this strenuous descent through the East Tennessee mountains to tack on their first points in the 2022 Downhill Series.
“East Tennessee is a premier destination and North American staple for mountain biking enthusiasts worldwide. Windrock is proud to host the USA Cycling’s Downhill Series and showcase trails worthy of all standards,” said Sean Leader, Co-Owner of Windrock Bike Park. “This downhill series event marries talent and endurance to create an unforgettable experience for competitors. We look forward to welcoming incoming cyclists to our world-class trails.”
The week’s festival will include the downhill, enduro, freestyle and kid’s competitions. Unlike the other events, Friday’s highly anticipated freestyle jam features maximum air tricks and competitions. Spectators are invited to join in on the action for free in the finish and expo area or can pay for mountain access passes starting at $10 per day during the week, $15 on Saturday or $30 for the full week.
WHO: Sean Leader, Owner of Windrock Mountain Bike Park
Available for live and recorded interviews
WHEN: Wednesday – Sunday
March 9 – 13, 2022
WHERE: Windrock Mountain Bike Park
912 Windrock Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840
CONTACT: Hannah Whitson
About Windrock Bike Park
Windrock is a world-class mountain bike park located in East Tennessee’s Cumberland Mountains. The park offers a mountain bike experience for all levels of riders. Windrock hosts a variety of international and local racing opportunities throughout the year. The park offers guiding, coaching, clinics, bike shop, rentals, and camping. Open seven days a week, rain or shine.
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