Gravity East Series/Launch Bike Park 2012 USA Cycling Sanctioned Dual Cross Series All Races count as qualifiers for USA Cycling Dual Slalom National Championships for 2012 and 2013 All USA Cycling Rules apply. Dual Cross racing is back in the East for 2012 with construction of the dual course well underway at Launch Bike Park at the Spring Mountain PA. Ski area. The Gravity East Series (GES) has partnered with Launch Bike Park to build a dual course and host five races for the 2012 race season. Details as follows; Race Dates: Saturday - May 26, 2012 Saturday - June 23, 2012 Saturday - August 11, 2012 Saturday - September 15, 2012 Saturday - October 13, 2012 Race day Schedule for all 5 races: No Online Registration for the Dual events Entry Fees; PRO $40.00 AMATEUR $30.00 Registration - 8:30am 11:30am Course open for practice - 8:30am 12:30pm Riders meeting - 12:45pm Timed seeding runs - 1:00pm Elimination runs 1 hour after seeding runs are completed. Awards ceremonies ASAP after last elimination run. Format; * Dual Cross course incorporating Mountain Bike features. * Timed qualifying run for seeding (all racers qualify). * Double elimination (Winner of losers bracket Races for 3rd). * USAC license required. One day licenses will be available at registration. Categories: Male: Women; PRO PRO/CAT 1 OPEN CAT 1 OPEN (19+) CAT 2/3 OPEN CAT 1 JUNIOR (15-18) 14 & UNDER Open CAT 2/3 OPEN (19+) CAT 2/3 JUNIOR (15-18) 14 & UNDER Open Women: Pro/Cat1 Cat 2\3 Open 14 & Under Open This is not a point series so categories will be open to revision based on number of riders and category size. PRO purse minimum $300 per event plus medals for top 3 finishers in each category and product prizes as available. Also Exclusive to the Gravity East Series, NEMA is offering for 2012 The NEMA Contingency Plan details to come. For additional information on this event and the GES and Launch Bike Park please visit www.gravityeastseries.com and www.launchbikepark.com and Facebook pages.