Atkinson and Jonnier Claim U.S. Open of Mountain Biking Titles

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Atkinson and Jonnier Claim U.S.Open of Mountain Biking Titles

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 Bryn Atkinson  Sabrina Jonnier







    For Immediate Release- May 29, 2007 (Vernon, NJ)- America’s premier downhill event, the U.S. Open of Mountain Biking, took place this past weekend at Diablo Freeride Park under sunny skies, a full pit of teams and a nearly sold-out race roster. Top racers from seven different countries and 35 different U.S. states competed at Diablo Freeride Park to take part in America’s richest and most prestigious downhill event.


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Reading Racing results

The results from the Duryea Downhill are in, Congratulation are in order to Igor Ponomaryon for getting first place in Senior Beginner Men Division. And a big ups goes to Mario "Lucky" Rojas for taking fourth, but almost had 3rd if it wasn't for a crash near the end. And also Yonathan Arava and Alex Murenko for going out there and doing their thing.

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Harlan Price Takes Win in Inaugural Manhattan, NYC, yeah, it’s XC, but it’s NYC

Here's a story about the first XC race in NYC, by Jamie Bogner of 
New York, NY - Mountain bike racers took Manhattan by storm this past Sunday, celebrating the grand opening of the first legal mountain bike trails in NYC with the inaugural NYCMTB All-City Cross-Country race. Ultra 100 series champ and NORBA Marathon racer Harlan Price (Independent Fabrication) took the win in the pro class after setting a blistering 11 mph pace in his first lap of the grueling and technical 2.25 mile course.

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Harlan Price (Independent Fabrications) rounds a tight switchback on "Hessian Hill." (photo © Jae Choi)

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 Every Wednesday evening for the month of May, Sid's Bikes NYC is hosting a free repair clinic at our new Chelsea store, located at 151 W 19th St (7th Ave).

Topics will include: Changing tires & tubes, adjusting your brakes and gears, lubrication demystified, roadside repairs, tips and tricks of the trade and anything more advanced that the class would like to delve into. There will be time for questions and answers.

No need to bring your own bike, we will provide a demonstration bike. The clinic starts at 8:15pm, and will run for at least 1 hour.

U.S. Open is This Weekend!

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This weekend is the U.S. Open of Mountain will be held at Mountain Creek. Besure to register if you plan to race since there a cap on how many people will be allowed to race the qualifiers.
Here is the line on what to accept this weekend.

Thursday May 24th         

9:00am – 4:00pm Vendor Move-in

12:00pm – 4:00pm Race Course Inspection (Hiking only, no lift service, no bikes on course)

5:00pm – 8:00pm                 Athlete/Media/Vendor Registration (Appalachian Hotel)


Friday May 25th         

8:00am – 3:00pm      Athlete / Media / Vendor Registration (Appalachian Hotel)

8:30am – 12:30pm                 DH Amateur Class practice

12:30pm – 4:00pm    DH Open / Pro Class Practice


Saturday, May 26th                 Downhill Qualifiers

7:00am – 11:00am      Last call for registration

8:30am – 10:30am      Amateur Class practice

10:30am – 12:00pm     Open / Pro Class practice

12:15pm – 12:30pm      Mandatory riders meeting


                  ***Official start times announced at riders meeting***

12:45pm – 4:00pm       Downhill Qualifiers


            Starting order: Pro Women, Pro Men, AM Women, AM Men

4:30pm – 5:00pm      Qualifying results posted


Sunday, May 27th                 Downhill Finals

8:30am – 11:00am       Amateur Class practice

11:00am – 12:30pm      Open / Pro Class practice

12:30pm – 1:00pm Course closed for maintenance

1:00pm – 4:00pm       Downhill Finals

            Starting order: AM Women, AM Men, Pro Women, Pro Men

            (Pro Classes will run in reverse qualifying order)

4:30pm – 5:00pm DH Awards Ceremony – Located at the finish line


Monday, May 28th               

9:00am – 4:00pm Diablo Freeride Park open for freeriding        

            (Exact times subject to change)


Sid’s Opening was Grand!

I got there just in time for the Raffle, free booze, and to see Lucky's new Transition Double. Also managed to raise $750 toward the Highbridge Project. Also check the pics in the gallery.


Sid’s Bikes NYC Grand Opening Party

Sid's Bikes NYC's New Chelsea Location Is Now Open!
Please join us next week for a night of fun at our new location.

151 West 19th Street
near 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10011



More Highbridge in the News

While watching NY1 this morning, I seen this on their in the Papers segment. I glad this project is getting a lot press in hopes there will be more built especially closer to home in my native land of Brooklyn…

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Sid’s Bike Shop Grand Opening

Sid's Bike Shop is having a Grand Opening Party on Thursday May 17th, be there to check out the new spot and trade scar stories. 
New Location: 
Grand Opening of a second Sid's Manhattan location at 151 W 19th Street (7th Avenue)! (212)989-1060

Highbridge Grand Opening May 19th, 2007
Highbridge Grand Opening May 19th, 2007 
Well. since you didn't this was happening I thought maybe I would help spread the word. Next week is the grand opening of Highbridge Trails and Dirtjumps, Saturday will be a more of a festival with music, bikes and give-aways and Sunday will be the first Official XC Race in NYC. Come out and support this great project, which has been in the making by and many volunteers. 
Red Bull
Sids Bikes
Diablo Freeride Park
Racer's Edge
NYC Freeride
Brooklyn Machine Works

among others. Lots great prizes and raffle items from all of them.

Ribbon cutting is at 11 am. Pro jump demo from 11:30-noon.

Also, just wanted to put it out there that we're doing an amateur jump jam from 1-3. No cost to enter, just show up and ride. Prizes for a few categories, and the rider with the best trick, as judged by the pros and fans on hand, walks away with a new bike, courtesy of Sids. More details to come, of course, but that's where we're at. Oh year- separate categories for BMX and MTB, with great prizes for both.

It's gonna be hot. Don't miss it. Spread the word…

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