CLOSE to 100 downhill bikers from Baguio and Benguet test their mettle for the first "The Flow Downhill Party" this July 3.

The race track also known as "The Flow" is a one kilometer biking downhill track with jumps, berms, roots and mud, the first of its kind located at Camp Dangwa Compound, Cruz La Trinidad.

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Trophies await the top three finishers in the one day tournament that will feature the Open, Executive, Beginner and Novice divisions. Registration and start of race starts at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Downhill biking is a gravity-assisted time trial mountain biking event. Riders race against the clock, usually starting at intervals of 30 seconds seeded from slowest to fastest, on courses which typically take two to five minutes to complete.

Riders are timed with equipment similar to that used in Downhill skiing. The placing is determined by the fastest times to complete the course; races are often won by margins of under a second.

As the name of this discipline implies, downhill races are held on steep, downhill terrain with no extended climbing sections, resulting to high speed descents with extended air time off jumps and other obstacles.

A registration fee of P300 with free lunch and/or P500 with free lunch and a shirt. Registration is on going until Saturday. Interested participants may contact Kim Fagyan at 0910-4127-195. (Roderick Osis)