Fox US OPEN of Mountain Biking

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The iconic US OPEN Downhill race remains true to its heritage as an open class event that gives up-and-coming racers the chance to step up and compete against the pros. The race will once again be the final stop of the US Downhill National Series. As always, open classes will compete for the cash purse and the amateur classes will be chasing prizes and bragging rights. Young racers will also have their shot in the Next Gen Youth Downhill event, which offers age categories for intermediate and expert racers under 15 years old and provides kids with a real racing opportunity on a dedicated track.

“Killington was my favorite US OPEN venue, so the news that we’re going back there is exciting to me! Killington is a huge mountain with long runs and lots of terrain. The east coast roots make me feel right at home. I can’t wait to see the event take off back in Vermont – It’s on the top of my list this year!” – Neko Mulally, Professional Downhill Racer, 2017 and 2018 Fox US OPEN Champion.

“It’s awesome to have The US Open back on the schedule after two years! It’s a prestigious event, as the competition is high, and the prize purse is even higher! I have never been to Killington, but I have heard endless great things about the mountain. I can’t wait to experience it myself and give it my all in the USO downhill to finish off the season! “ – Kailey Skelton, Professional Downhill Racer, 2021 US National Champion

The 2022 Fox US OPEN will again feature Enduro and Dual Slalom racing. Event organizers plan to return to the roots of Northeast dual slalom with a more traditional track, so get ready for some loose and rowdy racing. Also, back by popular demand will be the USO Best Whip, taking place on a massive set of jumps carved into the base area of the bike park for easy viewing. This invitational competition has become a spectating favorite.

“Bringing the Fox US Open of Mountain Biking back to Killington Resort is an incredible opportunity for the resort to showcase our commitment to offering year-round adventure through our Bike Park investment,” says Tait Germon, Director of Mountain Operations at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “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, free-riders, and families. The vibe is relaxed, and Killington Bike Park will remain open for non-racers too, with three separate peaks to ride. Warm days and cool nights make September a great time to visit Vermont.

More event information and athlete registration details coming soon.