ACME Freeride Symposium “Make Downhill Great Again” – September 3-5, 2016

It was once said community events occur not because of an organizer taking risks to source a venue and build something, but because there is a community that wants to come together and just needs some organizing to do so. Tom Barnhart and the Bergen County Bombers got in touch with us to communicate just that, and so here is an opportunity for the community to come together and help their fellow longboarder, and newcomers, experience the thrill of downhill skateboarding in a safe and controlled environment with welcoming others. Please check out the ACME Freeride Symposium and lets “Make Downhill Great Again”.

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM – Monday, September 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

ACME Downhill – Skyline Drive, Port Jervis, NY, United States – View Map

More details here.

The symposium will be a closed road clinic for any longboarder who wants to:
1. skate big hills for their first time (no cost to participate)
2. sharpen their downhill knowledge and learn new techniques
3. rage a world class course with your homies for three days of non competitive fun
4. competitive racing for swag (first one through the hay tunnel wins)

Helmet, gloves and pads required – leathers optional!



Friday Night
5:00 pm to 10 pm – Registration

Day 1 – Saturday, September 3
8:00 am – Registration
9:30 am – Rider Meeting
10:00 am – Start clinic on the bunny run and first shuttle up
1:00 pm – Lunch Break on the hill
6:00 pm – End Day 1
8:00 pm – Dinner and Drink Specials in Town (to be announced)

Day 2 – Sunday, September 4
8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am – Rider Meeting – Graduates skate from half way up.
9:30 am – First Shuttle up
1:00 pm – Lunch Break (on the hill)
2:00 pm – Downhill Freeride continues
4:00 pm – Race for Swag
6:00 pm – End of Day 2
8:00 pm – Dinner and Drink Specials in Town (to be announced)

Day 3 – Monday, September 5
8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am – Rider Meeting – Graduates from top of the drop
9:30 am – First Shuttle
1:00 pm – Lunch Break on the hill
2:00 pm – Downhill Freeride continues
3:00 pm – Race for Swag
4:00 pm – End of Day 3
5:00 pm – Clean Up

Some Basic Guidelines:
– Riders will be grouped and ride together in three categories based on experience
– Most experienced riders go first followed by next two groups
– Ridres wearing leathers must go first
– This is a downhill freeride, big slides allowed at the shut down area only.

Registration will support welcoming new people:
In order for beginners to ride for free, experienced riders will pay a small surcharge to encourage these newcomers… because it’s about the community. A safe environment to learn wtih hay, communications, open air shuttle, EMS, portable toilets, instructors and you.

– Beginners must start on the bunny hill and will learn from experienced racers. You can ride this hill all day at no cost.
– Graduates pay $25 to complete first day and $60 each day thereafter.
– Experienced Riders $75 per day or $180 for full three day participation advanced registration

$10 per person per night (location be announced).

Every week is your chance to save dough! Registration for three full days will go up $10 per week at noon every sunday. It just went from 100 to 110 and will cap out at 180. Don’t wait, please save and register early here.

More details here.