Dirt Rag will be loading up the van and heading to Cleveland, OH for the Ray’s MTB Indoor Park grand re-opening weekend on November 1st – 2nd, 2008. We’ll have a booth set up on site, and the finalists from the Ray’s/Dirt Rag photo contest will have their photos hanging in the SRAM lounge area, where attendees will be able to vote for their favorite.

For 1st place Pabst is putting up $1000 for travel to the park, Ray is providing 2 nights lodging and 2-3 day passes to the park. Fisher has a Mullet SS for the winning entry, and the winning photograph will be published in Dirt Rag.

2nd place has a solid list of prizes also, the first being a newly redesigned 2009 RockShox Reba fork. Ray is once again stepping up with lodging for 2 nights and another pair of 3-day passes and Dirt Rag will publish the photo.

3rd place will be set-up with a SRAM X-9 drivetrain,(shifters, front & rear derailleurs, chain and cassette). Once again Ray will provide a pair of 3-day passes and Dirt Rag will print the photo in a future issue.

inside out proInside Out Pro Invitational
The Inside Out Pro Invitational is a new and unique event being held in conjunction with the 5th annual grand re-opening celebration at Ray’s on October 31st through November 2nd. Riders will be competing for a $6,000 cash purse on a track consisting of jumps, drops and berms with a target length of approximately 2 minutes.

The track will start on the roof of Ray’s and will bring outdoor elements of the park into play, before blasting into the park for the second half of the race.  Once the riders enter the building they will race on the expert jump line before finishing on the Gary Fisher pump track.

The field will be limited to 40 athletes and qualifying will take place Friday morning and afternoon. Each rider will receive two runs to post their fastest time.  The top eight riders advance to the finals.

The top eight riders advance to the finals that will take place during the grand opening BBQ on Saturday. Each rider will get two runs to post their fastest time.

Top eight qualifiers receive cash prizes:
1st $2000, 2nd $1200, 3rd $800, 4th $600, 5th $500, 6th $400, 7th $300, 8th $200.

For more information on The Inside Out Pro Invitational contact Jeff Lenosky.