The Fox US OPEN of Mountain Biking off-road race festival will be returning to Killington Resort in Vermont this September 15-18, 2022.
Killington Resort is a destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Fox US OPEN originated on the East Coast in 2003 and was last hosted at Killington Resort in 2018.
Top professional racers from around the world are anticipated to compete for the US$80,000 prize purse, with this year’s top male and female of the Open Class Downhill taking home US$15,000 each.
In addition to Pro/Open Class events, the Fox US OPEN offers amateur racing classes in downhill, enduro and dual slalom.
“The 2018 US OPEN at Killington was a huge success for athletes and race fans, so we’re really looking forward to bringing things back to the northeast community,” said Clay Harper, Co-founder and Event Director of the Fox US OPEN (USO).
“It’s part of the culture of the USO that whether you’re racing or coming out to watch, we want everyone to bring their bike and have a good time. Killington delivers just that. It’s an incredible bike park, with great lodging and amenities too.”
Tait Germon, Director of Mountain Operations at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain, said “Bringing the Fox US OPEN of Mountain Biking back to Killington Resort is an incredible opportunity for the resort to showcase our commitment to offer year-round adventure through our Bike Park investment.
“However, this event is more than just a race. You can expect a big mountain bike party for the whole family, featuring vendors, live music and races for all levels of riders.”
Beyond the competition, the Fox US OPEN has long attracted race fans, freeriders and families. The organisers note that the vibe is relaxed, and Killington Bike Park will remain open for non-racers too, with three separate peaks to ride.