The Duryea Downhill, the fourth race on the 2007 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Gravity Calendar is set to kick off this weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania. The downhill, conveniently located near an urban area, is expected to attract 300 competitors who will compete in a range of pro and amateur categories in front of 6,000 spectators.
The Duryea Downhill also serves as the first race of the Gravity East calendar, an 11-race series of gravity-based events along the East Coast, which includes events in Virginia, New York , New Jersey, Maryland, and Vermont.
Other Gravity East events include the Massanutten Yee-Ha in McGaheysville, Virginia on May 12 and the Whiteface second-annual 5K Downhill in Wilmington, New York on September 3. Both are on the National Gravity Calendar, too.