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Inner City Racing in NYC - Highbridge Hustle and Flow

NEW YORK CITY, NY ( - Inner city mountain bike racing is springing up in NYC this year with three race series that uses bike trails built within the city and it's parks. The first of which is a team relay race incorporating DH racers, XC racers, and All Mountain guru's.

Highbridge Hustle and Flow Team Relay Race
Date: Saturday, April 26th, 8 am
Location: Highbridge Park at the corner of Harlem River Drive and Dyckman
Presented by NYCMTB.

The Highbridge Hustle and Flow race is where lycra and body armor meet!

Imagine a team-relay race that pairs the baddest XC/'Cross/Road climbers
with the quickest young pump trackers and the sickest DH pinners and
Super-D trail bombers. Set them out, time-trial-style against the clock in
an all-out sprint race through the woods of Upper Manhattan. The XC'er
climbs through snaking singletrack, the youth hauls through the pump
track, the DH'er blasts back down a berm- and drop-infested freeride
trail, an XC/'Cross/Road rider sprints up an absurdly steep paved path at
full bore, then the Super-D'er rips back down a technical XC trail that
makes grown men cry. Tough? Yes. Fast? You bet. Fun? Of course. It's the
first-ever Highbridge Hustle & Flow!

30 teams of 5 riders will test their mettle on the Highbridge Park trails
for their chance to sit in the hot seat and claim victory in a race unlike
any in the Northeast. For those of extraordinary skill and fitness who
think they can hack it all, a limited number of solo entries are also
available (please contact Jamie Bogner to arrange for solo entry). Great
prizes from sponsors await, but this race isn't about medals or trinkets,
it's about guts, glory... and survival.

Download a pdf map of the course here:

Race schedule:

8-10 am. Registration and practice.
10 am. Racer meeting.
10:30-noon. Seeding runs.
1pm. Racer meeting
1:30-3pm. Finals.

Cash and merchandise prizes for the top 3 teams and individuals will be
presented later in the evening at the NYC premiere of The Collective's new
movie "Seasons," at the Knitting Factory (free tickets for the top 3
teams, and the top three individuals, too!). More information is here:

There will be a dirt jump/pump track clinic at 10 am for under-18 youth
led by Tom Oakes of Trailmasters Touring ( ). All teams are welcome to bring their
own under-18 youth member for the pump track leg of the race, but teams
without a youth member will be paired with a youth from the morning clinic
for their afternoon final race run.

Entry fee is $60 (a mere $15 per adult team member) and pre-registration
is mandatory. Register on Bikereg:

Come kick off the season with a fun race that's unlike anything you've
ever raced before!

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Posted on Mar 31, 2008 12:17:54 -0400 by Brady.