The Fox U.S. Open of Mountain Biking announced that the 2022 race festival would return to Killington Resort from September 15-18. Founded in 2003, the event was last hosted at the Killington Resort in 2018.
Top professional racers worldwide will compete for the $80,000 prize purse with this year’s top male and female Open Class Downhill winner taking home $15,000 each. In addition to Pro/Open Class events, the Open offers amateur racing classes in downhill, enduro and dual slalom.
“The 2018 U.S. 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, event director. “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.”
The Open Downhill race is an open class event that gives up-and-coming racers the chance to compete against the pros. The race will be the final stop of the U.S. Downhill National Series. As is tradition, open classes compete for the cash purse, and the amateur classes will chase prizes and bragging rights. Young racers will also have a shot in the Next Gen Youth Downhill event, which offers age categories for intermediate and expert racers under 15 and provides kids with an authentic racing opportunity on a dedicated track.