Wisp Resort to host Capitol Cup Mountain Bike Race


— Sponsored by Monster Energy. Presented by Racers Edge & Gravity Soul–



DEEP CREEK LAKE, MDWisp Resort will host the Capitol Cup Mountain Bike Race to be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 – 5, 2014.  Four race disciplines will define this race as an all-mountain challenge including downhill, enduro, dual track and pump track.


The Capitol Cup Mountain Bike Race will take place on a variety of terrain all over Wisp Mountain including Smooth Operator and High Roller downhill trails, BMX dual track and the two new pump tracks.  One overall winner for the best combined time will be crowned on Sunday.  Entry fee is $75 for amateur and pro class riders and includes a 3-day lift/trail pass. Nationally known bike trail builders, Racer’s Edge, will construct the courses and are recognized for creating challenging and spectator-friendly racing formats.  The Monster Energy Team will provide three stunt and skills demonstrations by the Monster Energy Pro BMX Team, drink samples, prizes and giveaways from Monster Energy.  Wisp Resort has received sponsor support from Monster Energy, Racers Edge, Gravity Soul, Wicked Wash and Dakine.


“Wisp Resort has put a lot of energy and investment into this season’s mountain bike program and we are excited to close the season with this all mountain bike challenge to showcase the new and improved features,” stated John McCracken, Wisp Resort Marketing Coordinator.


Bike Race Schedule:
Saturday, October 4
Noon  – Monster Energy Pro BMX Team Demonstration #1
12:30pm – BMX Team Autographs
1:30pm – First Race (Enduro – Smooth Operator Trail)
2:30pm – Monster Energy Pro BMX Team Demonstration #2
3:00pm – BMX Team Autographs
4:00pm – Second Race (Dual Track)
5:30pm – Monster Energy Pro BMX Team Demonstration #3
6:00pm – BMX Team Autographs

Sunday, October 5
11:30am – First Race (Downhill – High Roller Trail)
1:30pm – Second Race (Pump Track)
3:30pm – Awards


Wisp Resort is a four season mountain resort by the shores of Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland.  Wisp offers skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, golf, lift-served mountain biking and a variety of other mountain recreation activities.  The ski resort has 14 lifts and 34 trails on 172 acres, more than 90% of which is lit for night skiing.  Wisp has a state of the art snowmaking system which is generally acknowledged as the most advanced in North America capable of covering virtually all trails with as much as a foot of snow in 24 hours under ideal snowmaking conditions. www.wispresort.com

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