SKATE THE CAPE!!! Such an epic weekend to unpack. We started off Friday night with live music at the campground from the Guzman brothers, long time Skate the Cape participants. Followed by a rap set from Kelz FM and then some acoustics by Daly Rituals (Pat Conley and Kevin Daly). Timmy B closed the show with "Consumed by This" featuring Patty C. After that, campfires and good times were had at the Campground.
Saturday was Race Day! We always get things started with the main event, Downhill Racing, where heats of 3, 4 or 5 riders at a time race from the top of Fort Miles around the right hand Cape crash corner and down the slide hill to the finish line where drafting really comes into play. The event was split into Am and Pro classes with double elimination to ensure more racing for all the participants. Spectators crowded around the Cape crash corner with cowbells in hand rooting for their favorite skaters.
Pro Finals around Cape Crash Corner- PC: Ross Earhart
Juan Guzman dominated the Am class taking 1st place without one elimination against him. The Pro final heat was stacked with 5 riders including Brian Fitch and Shreddie Mercury. Jarrid Lopez had the lead through the crash corner but Jered Beers used the draft to pass him in the final finish.
Am Downhill sponsored by
1st: Juan Guzman
2nd: Chris Rubino
3rd: Kale Showers
Am Podium - PC Ross Earhart
Pro Class Downhill Racing - PC Ross Earhart
Pro Downhill sponsored by Muirskate
1st: Jered Beers
2nd: Jarrid Lopez
3rd: Francis Mohammed
After the downhill race we took a lunch break and enjoyed some amazing Italian food from Cucina Veloce Food Truck. We started setting up the slalom course and had the biggest slalom turnout ever! Riders like Andrew Collins surprised themselves with how much fun weaving through cones are! As predicted, the finals came down to Shreddie Mercury and Jarrid Lopez.
Slalom Race - PC Ross Earhart
Slalom Open sponsored by Siren Skate Shop
1st: Shreddie Mercury (Jonathan Marino)
2nd: Jarrid Lopez
3rd: Andrew Collins
The final event on Saturday was the new Team of 4 Relay Push Race. Riders skated from the entry gate of Fort Miles up to the top of the downhill start and back down again to pass the baton to our teammates. All the riders enjoyed the team aspect as the rooted on their fellow teammates to push faster. This event is here to stay!