Eastern States Cup Series Announced

The ESC heads into its second year with four more venues.

Source: Eastern States Cup Series

The Eastern States Cup is a USA Cycling Regional Championship Down Hill Mountain Bike Race Series. The series is in its second year and has added four new venues to the multi-championship series. Joining Plattekill New York and Mount Snow Vermont will be Pat’s Peak New Hampshire, Attitash New Hampshire, Killington Vermont and Whiteface New York. The venues are all well known for mountain biking and have a history of hosting successful events including World Cups and National Championships.

USA Cycling has inscribed the ESC as a USAC Regional Championship Series. Also within the ESC, three separate USAC State Championships will be contested. Plattekill and Whiteface will host four races for the New York State Championship. Mount Snow and Killington will host four races for the Vermont State Championship. While Pat’s Peak and Attitash will decide the New Hampshire State Championship with two races within two weeks.

One of the features of the Eastern States Cup Series is its support of junior racers. The ESC will offer a $600 bonus to be split between the top three Cat1 under 18 men racers. While the pro men and women will split up $1200 per race and $1600 for the final standings.

The Eastern States Cup will provide high-level racing, multiple USAC Championships at great venues. The ESC will strive to provide fun and professional events. The Eastern States Cup format will reduce travel to racers; offer fair pricing, provide a set structure, and will post results and series points quickly.

2011 Eastern States Cup DH Race Dates

JUNE

Race #1
6/4 – 6/5
Mt Snow. Vermont
Vermont Championship #1

Race #2
6/11 – 6/12
Pats Peak. New Hampshire
New Hampshire Championship #1

Race #3
6/18 – 6/19
Attitash. New Hampshire
New Hampshire Championship FINALS

JULY

Race #4
7/2 – 7/3
Plattekill. New York
New York Championship #1

Race #5
7/16 – 7/17
Mt Snow. Vermont
Vermont Championship #2

Race #6
7/23 – 7/24
Plattekill. New York
New York Championship #2

Race #7
7/30 – 7/31
Killington. Vermont
Vermont Championship #3

AUGUST

Race #8
8/20 – 8/21
Mt Snow. Vermont
Vermont Championship FINALS

SEPTEMBER

Race #9
9/3 – 9/4
Plattekill. New York
New York Championship #3

Race # 10
9/10 – 9/11
Whiteface. New York
New York Championship FINALS

OCTOBER

FINALS
10/8 – 10/9
Plattekill. New York
ESC CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

For more information on the events go to: easternstatescup.com.
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