Last year saw Logan Bingelli take the top spot for pro men, while USA Cycling’s, Samantha Kingshill, racing for College Cyclery, took her first of many wins in 2016.
Last year’s pro winners for the super D were Utah’s Nik Dru, racing for Cannondale, and Samantha Kingshill, racing for College Cyclery. The Dual Slalom saw Chris Canfield, riding for Canfield Brothers Factory Racing, and DVO racer, Christine Eikmeier, take the first place pro medals.
Winter Gravity Series Info
Bruce Klein pins it through Bootleg's rocky terrain during a 2016 race. | Photo: Bryson Martin Jr. / DVO
• Thursdays: For those showing up early to the events, Jack’s Place in downtown Boulder City will host the official Welcoming Party each Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00. Jack's will be offering $2.00 Fat Tire Ales and Ranger IPA for racegoers.
• Fridays: Events will start on Friday with shuttles and open practice for all disciplines. Bootleg Canyon events always allow for plenty of open practice, course walks and traditionally end with the Open Chainless DH.
• Saturdays: Each Saturday during each event, the nighttime action moves to the host hotel: The Hoover Dam Lodge for the Racer Participation parties. Expect drink/food specials, live music and lots of gravity mountain bikers enjoying sharing the day’s stories.In addition to the medals, titles, and bragging rights, pros will win cash and amateurs will win prizes.
• For 2017 the cash and prizes total over $20,000.00 for the DVO Winter Gravity Series.
• Downhill + Super D: Every event will have different Downhill and Super D race courses.• Dual Slalom: Bootleg's Dual Slalom track will be primed and ready. There has even been rumors of a nighttime Dual Slalom race for the finals in March.
• 2017 Nevada State Championships: January 13-15
• Mob n Mojave: February 10-12
• Reaper Madness:March 24-26
• Trucker Co will be providing racer support at each event including sponsoring the Junior Experts by offering $100 cash to the fastest Jr Expert in DH at each of the three events.
• Ian Cook, Elements of Exposure, will be providing event coverage for all three events.
Registration and event details can be found on the official website for the 2017 DVO Winter Gravity Series: www.downhillmike.com
-Source: Downhill Mike