Cancelled for 2017 due to Logging Activity/Trail Conditions Holiday Valley's Mountain Sports Center Rt. 219 Ellicottville, NY
The 2017 6 Hours of Power Mountain Bike Race will not take place this year. Logging activity on top of Resort property currently poses a significant impact on a main portion of this race-loop. Due to the wet spring and logging schedules the completion date is too close to the race date to confirm trails will be sustainable and safe for bicycles in an event of this nature (multi-lap). Given the uncertainty of dry/wet weeks ahead there's no guarantee that we can provide the safest venue so we must execute this decision, and it is not an easy one for THIS RACE ROCKS! Thank you for your understanding. The balance of events on our calendar at HV are scheduled to take place as previously planned including the EVL-Trail Runs.
Solo and two-person tag teams from around the nation assemble in Elliocttville in July for the annual showdown of endurance mountain bike racing. From 10am-4pm mountain bike racers tackle the clock in the test of all that is bike handling and endurance. The annual test of fitness braces for another wild year of single track and cross-country challenges for awards, cash and prizes. Got what it takes? 10-mile white knuckle laps featuring manicured single track, challenging climbs, plenty of room for passing, two on-course aid stations and a booming transition area. Ellicottville, New York is a year-round attraction but July 16th is all about the mountain. Post-race pasta party, awards & weekend wrap-up for families and racers. Free primitave camping near the start/finish line at the base of the Chute chairlift.
Lodging opportunities are plentiful for Ellicottville boasts thousands of overnight opportunities around town and near the race site. The town of Ellicottville is less than a mile from the action featuring year-round fitness, lifestyle, brewing, food and sports activities for the entire family.
Pre-register to get the early rates or come down on race-day to register. No-one will be turned away to race.
Cash Awards to Overall solo Male, Female and team. Trophies and prizes to the following classes and age groups based on filling. Classes: Solo M/F U19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Teams: Male, Female or Coed combined age U30, 30-45, 46+
Stay tuned as more event details roll out for the 2017 6HOP!
A HUGE Thanks to our amazing volunteers, sponsors, venue and participants for keeping the spokes tightened on mountian bike racing in WNY!