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US open comes to Killington Aug. 1

KILLINGTON—Killington Resort today announced registration is open for the 2018 Fox US Open of Mountain Biking on Aug. 1-5 and spectators are invited to attend for free.

The Fox US Open features a Pro/Am style format and offers the most challenging and competitive racing in the nation, setting the standard as a proving ground for up-and-coming and elite racers. Anyone can enter the Open Class and compete amongst the pros for the $40,000 cash purse. The Amateur Class, Grom Bomb Downhill and the US Open Adaptive DH races will give athletes of all abilities the chance to compete during the Open weekend.

“The US Open is more than just a race, it’s a big mountain bike party for the whole family featuring vendors, live music, a bonfire and races for all levels. The USO Best Whip contest on Saturday evening is sure to be a crowd favorite and will lead into a classic Killington after-party with free concerts sponsored by Long Trail Brewing Co.,” said Justin Pill, events & sponsorships manager at Killington Resort.

“Killington Resort has built an impressive new downhill track coming off the the Killington Peak, the second highest peak in Vermont. The trail crew has also designed an Enduro course that will have racers competing on a combination of new trails and the classics. We are excited to partner with the resort to kick-off the US Open in Vermont,” said Clay Harper, event director at the US Open of Mountain Biking.

Visit Killington.com/usopen for a full schedule of events at Killington Resort during the FOX US Open of Mountain Biking Weekend including race start times, entertainment, free concerts by Rustic Overtones and Fishbone, plus information on discounted lodging. Stay connected to the US Open of Mountain Biking on social media with #foxusopenmtb.

Photo courtesy of Killington Resort
The course for the Open is under construction at Killington Resort. The competition is coming to the area Aug.1-5.

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