ECS Snocross News: Officials announce new Snow Bike class for 2016

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New class for Snow Bikes added to mix for 2016 at East Coast Snocross, Presented by AMSOIL, Woody’s Traction and FXR

CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Nov. 7, 2015) – Officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are pleased to announce the addition of a new class for Snow Bikes for all 2016 points events.

Snow Bike racing is growing in popularity in many different parts of the snowbelt. In fact, longtime snowmobile manufacturer and racing supporter Polaris owns the Timbersled brand of bike and will offer a new contingency program this season paying $100 to the Final round winner in every ECS Snow Bike event.

“Interest in a class for Snow Bikes has grown rapidly in the last year or two,” ECS series owner Kurt Gagne said. “I am so pleased to have Tom Rager at Polaris in support of this idea. I think it’ll add an exciting new twist to our race weekends, and maybe even draw new riders to our sport. I hope folks will plan to see one of these races over the course of our 2016 season.”

Vernal Forbes, of Boise, ID, came up with the concept of snow bikes in 1993, and developed his first prototype in 1998. His company (2moto) dominated the landscape until the Timersled company, based in Ponderay, Idaho, introduced its Mountain Horse model in 2010. Since that time, the sport has gained popularity far beyond its original Idaho home.

Polaris added the Timbersled brand to its family of products in April of this year. Founded in 2001 by Allen and Natasha Mangum, Timbersled is the leading developer and manufacturer of snow bikes. The company began by designing and selling aftermarket accessories for snowmobiles.

Timbersled’s expertise in snowmobile suspensions enabled them to design and develop the Mountain Horse snow bike, the undisputed market leader in sales and performance. Today Timbersled continues to innovate, driving the sport of snow biking into the future. The company designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells quality snow bike kits and aftermarket snowmobile accessories.

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What makes this new class so appealing to dirt bike enthusiasts is the fact Timbersled offers four snow bike conversion systems available at nearly 200 dealerships across the U.S. And Canada. Timbersled says the system can be installed or removed in less than three hours. The goal is to provide motocross riders here in the northeast a chance to stay sharp and have fun during the winter months.

East Coast Snocross, presented by Woody’s Traction, AMSOIL and FXR, is an ISR affiliated sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the northeastern United States. ECS maintains a regional circuit intended to keep grass-roots snocross racing healthy in this part of the country, while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed Pro teams.

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