For many of us summer is defined by the warm chorus of sun, dirt and shredding. Days that are spent riding with friends, chasing trails or pinning laps in the park underscore why so many of us are drawn to the mountains. It's that draw and our ravenous pursuit of fun that set the stage for great mountain bike festivals and events each year.
Windham, NY – On Sunday, July 27th, the POC Eastern States Cup is proud to provide riders with the opportunity to test their mettle on the Windham World Cup Track at Windham Mountain, NY. That’s right, the “Test Your Glory DH” presented by Clif Bar will be contested on the very track that the UCI World Cup will be using two weeks later!
Mountain Creek, NJ – The 2014 Spring Classic, Eastern States Cup, USA Cycling ProGRT stop #2 at Mountain Creek is a wrap. Congrats to all of the racers and top finishers. It was a dramatic finish to an amazing weekend as Neko started off the pro men races holding the hot seat for the entire race until the end, when Aaron Gwin in the top seed edged Neko out in the last run of the day! Here are the official results on MTBparks.com.
The Esatern States Cup always offers a great chance to ride some of the best mountain bike courses and trails bike riders love in the Eastern US. Developed in 2010 as a USA Cycling Eastern Regional Championship Series and featured two USA Cycling State Championships, the Eastern States Cup has proven to be a popular formula bringing together the best mtb racers and top mtb venues. In 2011 and 2012 the series saw tremendous growth, offering the USAC Regional and three state championships. 2013 will be even bigger as several events, including an Enduro and SuperD Series have been added to the calendar as well.
Jackson Hole, WY — The event schedule just gets bigger and bigger this time of the year, as summer is in full swing. Downhill, Super D, Slopestyle, Endurance and Cross-country races are easy to find in any part of the United States and Canada. Here's a quick look at some of the top mountain bike events coming up this weekend.
Windham, NY — The POC Eastern States Cup continues to deliver the best racing in the country on the best tracks anywhere. July 14-15, two weeks after Aaron Gwin won his fourth UCI World Cup of the season on the Windham Downhill Race Track, the POC ESC will hold the sixth race of the POC ESC season on the same great course. Racers will be contesting their own battles on the “big boy’s track”. The fast racers will be able to hit all the same features as the World Cup stars did, there will be a few go-arounds offered for those not ready for the big features.
Mount Snow, VT — Mount Snow welcomes back the POC Eastern States Cup Downhill Regional Championship Series with Race #5. This weekend’s race is the first race of the USA Cycling Vermont State Downhill Championships and the fifth POC ESC event of 2012. Mount Snow continues a rich tradition of hosting Downhill mountain bike events. The resort located in West Dover, VT has held numerous NORBA, World Cup and National Championship events.
The POC Eastern States Cup Championship Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series has added new features along with bringing back The POC $1000 Team Challenge and the POC Video of the week. The POC ESC in its third year has become the premier regional DH race series in the nation. The series offers a $1600 pro purse at it’s races and a $5000 pro purse at the two Pro GRT National series races at Mountain Creek and Plattekill Bike Parks.
Pats Peak, NH — Pats Peak in Henniker, NH will host the 11th Annual Pats Peak Mountain Bike Festival the weekend of June 9 & 10, 2012. The weekend is presented by Pats Peak along with S&W Sports, USA Cycling, Root 66 Northeast XC Race Series and the Eastern States Cup Downhill Race Series.
Attitash, NH — Attitash Mountain Resort will open summer & fall operations on the Memorial Day Weekend beginning Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. Recognized as one of New England’s original, summer fun ski areas when the Alpine Slide, still the longest lengths in North America, first opened to the public on July 1, 1976, Attitash has added many more summer attractions at the base since that time including the newer Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster.