Killington Resort Hosts The Eastern States Cup DH Series


On The New ESC Race Trail

Killington Resort, Killington VT, the home of The Kona “Groove Approved” Mountain Bike Park is hosting an ESC Series Race #7, July 30-3. The race will be contested on a new, never before used Race Course. The new ESC Race Trail was prepared for this race and will certainly become a favorite of all riders at the resort. The ESC Race Trail was prepared with weeks of hard work by the trail crew. The Trail will run from top of Skye Peak to the K-1 Bse Lodge. The ESC Race Trail consists of variety of the east coast’s best terrain including: high speed ski slopes; steep rock faces; open woods with fast turns; technical roots and rock gardens; and more. The course is approximately 3 ½ to 4 minutes long.

Killington’s Kona “Groove Approved” Mountain Bike Park offers the ultimate summer lift-served mountain biking experience. Killington Resort features 45 miles and a 1,700-foot vertical drop spread across five mountain areas, all served by the K-1 Gondola, offering everything from classic cross-country singletrack to challenging big-bike downhill and freeriding trails.Rental bikes and equiptment are available. Don’t forget about our Skills Area located at Snowshed. Plus, natural and man-made features on select downhill trails.

The Eastern States Cup Series is a USA Cycling Regional Championship Series and features three USA Cycling State Championships through the summer. This weekend’s event will be the third of four Vermont State Championship races. Men, women and junior mountain bike riders of all abilities are welcome to come and race.

The ESC features The NEMA Team Challenge; the ESC will pay out $1000 to the top three Teams in the series. This unique concept is gaining attention from racers across the East Coast. So far 10 East Coast Downhill Race Teams representing over 70 racers are battling it out for the cash. The ESC Killington Race will have a cash purse of a maximum $1200.00 to pro men and women. Over $15,000.00 will be paid out by the ESC and the venues in 2011.

2011 Eastern States Cup Schedule
6/4–6/5 – Mt Snow. VT
6/11–6/12 – Pats Peak. NH
6/18–6/19 – Attitash, NH
7/2–7/3 – Plattekill. NY
7/16–7/17 – Mt Snow. VT
7/23–7/24 – Plattekill. NY
7/30–7/31 – Killington VT
8/20–8/21 – Mt Snow. VT
9/3–9/4 – Plattekill. NY
9/10–9/11 – Whiteface, NY
10/8–10/9 – FINALS – Plattekill. NY

$1200.00 Maximum Pro Purse

Killington is sponsored by Oakley and Monster Energy.

Music/concert – Ilo Ferreira & Barefoot Truth – Saturday – 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. Grab the lawn chair, beach blanket and the whole family and head to Killington’s K-1 Base Area for this FREE outdoor concert. This show features Ilo Ferreira, a protégé of Jimmy Buffett. Ilo tends to line up with pop rock, and country music styles. Today he’s on the road with his American band and playing with Jimmy Buffet on his tour as special guest. Barefoot Truth is from Mystic, Connecticut. They are an independent band that is quietly creating history with over seven million spins on Pandora, Barefoot Truth mixes the sounds of folk, rock, jazz, and reggae

Race Entry
Pro Men & Women $ 75.00
Categories 1,2 & 3  $ 65.00
Includes Lift Tickets for Both Saturday and Sunday.

Online Registration is currently open until July 28, 2011 at 12:00pm at

Please bring your USA Cycling License to registration and your printed “Authorization to Ride” printed from This will help speed up registration. All participants of the Eastern States Cup must fill out an Express Assumption of Risk form and USAC wavier. If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to sign your form.

Camping – Overnight parking / camping will be allowed in the designated area in the K-1 parking lot Bay 1 (near the race finish area). The site gravel and will have a few portable restrooms. There is no charge.

Hotel Deals – Reservations for over 100 locations, ticket packages and transportation to Killington, contact Killington Central Reservations: 800-621-MTNS (6867) or email bookit

Saturday July 30
On-Site Registration K-1 Lodge 9am- 2pm
Course Practice 10am – 4pm
K-1 Café Hours 9am-4pm
Live Music 3:30pm-6pm

Sunday July 31
On-Site Registration K-1 Lodge 8am – 9:30am
Course Practice 9am – 10:45am
Race 11:00am
K-1 Café Hours 9am-4pm

For course map ans more information, please visit or www./

Source: Eastern States Cup

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