The registration for Soldiers of Downhill 2013 is officially open! This is one of the fastest and gnarliest races in the country, so it’s not for the faint of heart to say the least. To register head over to the Ohio Downhill Skate registration page and follow the instructions. Once we learn more about the actual race weekend schedule, we’ll update this post accordingly.
About Soldiers of Downhill 2013
Back for its 4th year, Soldiers of Downhill 2013 is a downhill race that taking place on October 12-13 in Bainbridge, Ohio. If you’re going to this race, make sure you’re prepared for the gnar, cause this course is one of the most steamy you’ll find east of the Mississippi, if not the entire U.S.
In order to compete your going to need a full body leather suit, a full face helmet, $130US, and some cojones. Riders under the age of 18 also require a parent to handle liability waivers. A description of the course is best described by the event organizers, the men over at Ohio Downhill Skate,
“The course starts on a moderate decline, quickly dropping around a long sweeping left. The grade increases to just under 10% accelerating riders into a 90 degree fast, sharp right. You speed up down a 10% straight and set up for the fast chicanes, followed by a less severe set of chicanes. Then it’s a battle of momentum and aerodynamics to the finish of this 1.3 mile long course. (top speed for stand-up riders is about 56 mph).”
If for some reason you need to get in contact with an event organizer for further details, they were nice enough to leave contact information on their website:
Jamie Reis, Race Coordinator
Sean Graves, Sponsorship Extraordinaire
Check out a raw run of the course below:
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