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Beech Mountain Resort Opens Lift for Cyclists on Friday and Hosts Final Summer Downhill Race on Saturday

Sept. 12, 2012. A bike park, with lift access, in the High Country is closer than you think. Beech Mountain Resort will offer lift access for cyclist on Sept. 15, 2012.

Photos from the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships at Beech Mountain Resort. Photo by Maria Richardson

The lift will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lift tickets can be purchased for $30. The resort offers three trails, catering to all skill levels, from beginner to intermediate. Riders can also access the Emerald Outback trail system.

The final downhill race of the summer will be held on Sunday, September 16. Awards for the race will be distributed as usual. In addition, Beech Mountain Resort will reward the overall winners in the summer series. Results from the two prior races will be combined with the final, to produce the series winners.

Spectators can enjoy food and beverage, or take a scenic lift ride for $10. For more information visit www.beechmountainresort.com.

8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Registration Open
9 a.m. to 430 p.m. Lift Open
**Entry to DH includes Saturday Lift Ticket**

8 a.m. Registration opens
11 a.m. Registration closes
9 to 11:30 a.m. Downhill practice
11:30 a.m. Riders Meeting
11:45 a.m. Race Starts

Series Categories
Cat 1 Men 19-29
Cat 1 Men 30-39
Cat 1 Men 40+
Cat 1 Men Jr
Cat 1 Women
Cat 2 Men 19-29
Cat 2 Men 30-39
Cat 2 Men 40+
Cat 2 Men Jr
Cat 2 Women
Cat 3 Men 19-29
Cat 3 Men 30-39