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Gravity East Series Announces 2008 Schedule

The Gravity East Series is returning for 2008 after a successful debut in 2007. The 2008 series will consist of eight races on some of the most challenging courses the East Coast has to offer. The series grows with new venues for 2008. The Gravity East Series been officially designated by USA Cycling as the “USA Cycling Mountain Bike North Atlantic Regional Championship Series” and each race is a qualifying event for the 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships at Mount Snow, VT in July. The host venue of the Gravity East Series Finals will be released when the venue has been selected.

2008 Tentative Schedule:

2008/05/09 – 2008/05/10 Massanutten, McGaheysville, VA
2008/05/31 – 2008/06/01 Mount Snow, West Dover, VT
2008/06/21 – 2008/06/22 Wisp, McHenry, MD
2008/07/05 – 2008/07/06 Plattekill, Roxbury, NY
2008/08/16 – 2008/08/17 Bolton Valley, Bolton Valley, VT
2008/08/30 – 2008/08/31 Whiteface, Wilmington, NY
2008/09/06 – 2008/09/07 Attitash, Bartlett, NH
2008/10/11 – 2008/10/12 GES Finals, TBD

For 2008, the director of the series is Dieter Ward, known for his work with Plattekill Mountain and as the interim director of the 2007 Gravity East Series. Mr. Ward will be the focal point for all Gravity East Series business. Working with him is a small staff of devoted individuals to help manage various tasks for the series. Managing the points and website for the 2008 series, will be Brady Owens who stepped in midway through the 2007 series. Mr. Owens will be responsible for handling the results, points calculations, and the official website. A sponsorship coordinator will also be selected to help manage sponsorships, prizes, and pro purse cash prizes.

Mad March Racing will be working closely with the Gravity East Series and venues to provide race day clinics. 2007 Gravity East Series finals featured riding lessons from Shaums March on the race course prior to the race.

For up to date information and official news visit the Gravity East Series website located at the following URL: . To contact the directors of the series or for questions, send an email to

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Posted on Jan 9, 2008 12:13:16 -0400 by Brady.