Original Skateboards Presents ACME Downhill Race

Bergen County Bombers and Push Culture enthusiastically present the second annual ACME Downhill gravity sports event to be held August 29, 30 and 31, 2014, on Skyline Drive in Elks Brox Memorial Park (aka Point Peter) located in the town of Port Jervis, New York. ACME was also chosen by the International Downhill Federation to be part of their World Qualifier Series (WQS) - IDF sanctions a global race series where racers compete for points to determine a world champion at the end of the Season.
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It’s that time of the year again and the outpouring of community support is an excellent indicator that this year is going to once again benefit the local community and our sponsors; Prove to be an action packed dramatic spectacle for spectators; and will be a whole lot of fun for everyone involved. This year’s format will remain similar to last year where we will be on the hill from 8am to 7pm each day. Friday will be an entire day of practice, Saturday we will run the secondary classes: Juniors - 17 & under, Masters - 30 to 39, Grand Masters – 40 and older & Women.  Sunday the Expert and Pro classes will race.  These classes are based on skill level instead of age or gender. Qualifying will be done with 4 rounds of round robin racing which will lead into a semifinal for the secondary classes and 1/4 finals for the experts and pros. There is a 150 rider cap across all categories. This assures each participant not only maximize time on the hill but maximum racing experience

ACMEDH was chosen to be the final leg of a seven event race series in the North East called the Push Culture Cup Presented by Restless Longboards and organized by Push Culture, the other six events were:

Major Stokem - April 9 - Fort Lee, NJ
Push Culture Family Picnic - May 24-26 - Burke, VT
I love DH - June 20-22 - Windam, NY
Munnsville Gravityfest - Aug. 1-3 - Munnesville, NY
Downhill Throwdown - August 9-10 Killington, VT
Central Mass Longboard Festival - August 16-17 - Harvard, MA.

There were 28 racers who bought a season pass to be able to race all seven races at a discounted cost of $900.  They are competing for cash prizes of $2,500 as well as custom leather racing suits from NJK Leather & Hillside Gear among other prizes.  For more information visit: www.thisispushculture.com/pccup

The entire community surrounding Port Jervis is behind the event and the only thing enjoyed more than their hill is their cooperation. Big ups to Mayor Decker and the Common Council for approving the event, Port Jervis Department of Public Works for grooming the course, The Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) of Orange County will be providing on the hill EMS and Communications, Pumpkin Patch Field of Dreams is providing hay and clean up, group camping is provided by Oakland Valley Campground, portable toilets by Johnny on the Spot, shuttle vehicles by United Rentals and Shop Rite is providing lunch and photography by John Curry.  $5 per registration will be given to the Park and Rec Department for being the lynch pin.

There is no charge to spectators and everyone is welcome to walk the hill at any time, however, prime time for spectators is between noon and 5pm on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Self-directed parallel parking is available on Grand View Street that intersects 97 and is just a short walk to the bottom of Skyline Drive. The event is an excellent setting for video/photo enthusiast, so bring your cameras.

About Bergen County Bombers, Push Culture and Original Skateboards

The mission of Bergen County Bombers is to spread the stoke of downhill longboard racing in a responsible and safe manner. Mr. Barnhart skated in the 1970’s and went in whole hog after his first run in 2009, after a 30 year hiatus. You can learn more about him at www.sk8trek.wordpress.com. 

Push Culture is a multi-faceted company that produces media, apparel and events.  Push Culture News is the industry’s leading video news source - www.pushculturenews.com 
Push Culture Apparel produces high quality/highly durable clothing for all types of activity but geared specifically towards downhill skateboarding. www.pushcultureapparel.com

Original Skateboards is well known throughout the world.  Being based locally in Newton, NJ they are the perfect sponsor and we’re glad to be working together - www.originalskateboards.com

Media Relations Contact:

Tom Barnhart
Event Organizer
(201) 740-GNAR (7546)
tom@sk8trek.com

Photos: © ACME, copyrights applied.

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