Just got this from POC, who will be setting up special radar-equipped speed zones at the Mountain States Cup and Eastern States Cup mountain bike races this summer. It’s not your traffic speed zone, either…they’re encouraging you to go fast:

“Armed with an on-course radar gun at each event, DH racers will be clocked at a designated POC Speed Zone area during each MSC and ESC contest. The top two speeds clocked (one male and one female) at each race will be awarded POC prizes, including VPD 2.0 body armor, full face Cortex Flow and enduro Trabec helmets, goggles or apparel. At the conclusion of the season, the rider with the fastest recorded POC Speed Zone result will take home the grand prize POC package including body armor, gloves, helmet and apparel.”

UPDATE: Open to Amateurs only, Pros aren’t eligible. Sweet!

The first race is this weekend, full schedule at the links above.

What do you think?