EAST BURKE, Vermont — Burke Mountain announced today that the 2nd Annual Burke Mountain Bike Race will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008. The only hill climb in the Northeast with a 5 rating on both climbing challenge and descent quality by northeastcycling.com, the Burke Mountain Bike Race is 4.7 miles long, and has 2,384 foot vertical climb with an average grade of 9.7%.
Over 100 racers are expected for the race, which begins at the Sherburne Base Lodge, travels Burke’s famous toll road and ends at the summit. Registration for the race is from 8-9:30am, with the shotgun start at 10:00am. Following the race, an awards ceremony and BBQ will be held at the Sherburne Base Lodge. Every race entry will receive a season pass to Kingdom Trails, and cash prizes will be awarded in male and female team and individual categories.
For more information or to register for the race, please visit www.burkemountainbikerace.com.