The 2019 ProGRT is back at Mountain Creek Bike Park on May 17th-19th for the first event of the season. The Mountain Creek Spring National ProGRT will be bringing out the best local, regional and national riders here to New Jersey for some great racing action.
Racers will compete for points in the USA Cycling ProGRT Series as well as UCI Qualifying Points for the pros. For our younger bikers, we'll have the Next Gen Youth Race including categories for our groms who might not be ready for the official race yet.
Thursday, May 16
- 12:00pm-6:00pm Registration / Track Walk
- 6:00pm – 6:30pm UCI Team/Rider Meeting
Friday, May 17
- 8:00am-6:00pm Registration
- 9:00am-1:00pm Pro Practice
- 1:00pm- 5:00pm Amateur Practice
Saturday, May 18
- 7:30am-9:00am Last Chance Pro Registration
- 7:30am-10:30am Last Chance Amateur Registration
- 8:00am-11:30am Pro Practice
- 11:30am-2:30pm Amateur Practice
- 1:30 PM Next Gen Youth Race
- 3:00pm UCI Elite Pro, Domestic Pro and Cat 1 18 & Under Seeding Runs
Sunday, May 19
- 8:00am-9:30am Amateur Practice
- 9:30am-10:30am Pro Practice
- 11:00am Race Start Awards to follow
Pro Practice Times are Open to: Elite Pro, Domestic Pro/Open and Cat 1 18 & Under Men
Amateur Practice: All other categories
Mountain Creek Bike Park will provide one course for all racers with clearly marked options and/or go around lines for beginner racers where deemed necessary.
Courses will be marked and taped clearly based on the appropriate technicality level for category.
Racers are required to perform a course inspection or walk the course prior to riding.
Course times will vary from just over 2 minutes to over 4 minutes depending on category/racer ability.
Course will be marked and ready for inspection on Thursday May 16th, 2019.
This year’s ProGRT track will be mix of some of our classic ProGRT/US Open sections combined with some of the elements we’ve used in last year’s course, including the return of the Asylum rock garden and a freshly built rhythm section in Lower Asylum.
The ProGRT course will begin in the start house adjacent to the Cabriolet Gondola. Racers will drop in and cross under the lift before entering their first rock garden section. From there they will cross the open rock faces of the Great Northern ski trail dropping them into the rocky chutes of 99. Racers will exit the bottom of 99 back onto Great Northern setting them up for entry into the Asylum rock garden. Coming off the rocks of Asylum racers will enter the rhythm section of lower Asylum before descending the Fly Racing Bridge into the moto whoops. Coming out of the whoops racers will descend into some of the steepest bits of the course starting with a technical rock roll down taking them across the horizon ski trail and back into woods leading to Crap Chute. Coming out of Crap Chute racers will cross the Sayonara ski trail to enter their last rock section in Lower Ripper. Once out of Lower Ripper, racers will set up for the Shimano Container Drop leading them straight into the finish.
Next Gen Race:
This year’s Next Gen race course will be very similar to last year’s course. It will start on the Khyber Pass ski trail just below where Greenhorn crosses. Racers will make their way through a series of flat, switchback turns before entering they rhythm section of Indy leading them straight to the finish.
For all information regarding the 2019 National Spring ProGRT please refer to the Tech Guide below.