Killington Resort Hosts The POC Eastern States Cup DH MTB Race Series, July 28-29

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Killington Resort, VT is hosting two POC Eastern States Cup Series races in 2012, both races are part of the USA Cycling Vermont State and Eastern Regional Championships. The first event is the POC ESC Series Race #7 being held Saturday and Sunday July 28-29. This weekend’s event will be the second of four Vermont State Championship races. Killington Resort will host the Vermont State Championship finals at POC ESC Race #10 on August 18-19, 2012. Mount Snow, VT will host the other two Vermont ESC Vermont Championship rounds. Men, women and junior mountain bike riders of all abilities are welcome to come and race

The race will be contested on a new version of last years ESC race course, it starts at top of Skye Peak and finishes at the K-1 Bse Lodge.The ESC Race Trail has been freshened up with new trail sections added during the last few weeks by the Killington trail crew. The trail crew is led by ESC Racer Jay (Rosey) Rosenbaum and he’s been doing a great job at Killington for a few years. The course consists of a variety of the east coast’s classic terrain including, high speed ski slopes; steep rock faces; open woods with fast turns; technical roots and rock gardens; and more.

If you’re not racing come watch the Mountain Bike racers challenge the course then at 4pm on Saturday, Rusted Root will be taking the stage for a FREE outdoor show as the “Cooler in the Mountains” summer concert series returns to Killington Resort. Grab a lawn chair, a beach blanket, the whole family and head slope side at K-1 Lodge for this family-friendly event produced by the Town of Killington and presented by Long Trail Brewing Company.

Rusted Root was formed in Pittsburgh in the early ‘90s, Rusted Root’s worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. After debuting in 1992 with the self-released album Cruel Sun, Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum selling breakthrough album When I Woke, which featured the hit songs “Send Me On My Way,” “Ecstasy” and “Martyr.” Not long after, the band scored on tours with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour.

Killington’s 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

The Eastern States Cup Series is a USA Cycling Regional Championship Series and features five USA Cycling State Championships through the summer.

The K-1 Express Gondola will be closed on Thursday, July 26 due to construction activity at the Peak Lodge. The K-1 Express Gondola will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Registration, 2nd floor, K-1 Lodge
10:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. Racer practice
4:00-6:00 p.m. Rusted Root performs at the Cooler in the Mountains Summer Concert Series, Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars & Deck

Sunday, July 29, 2012

8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Registration, 2nd floor, K-1 Lodge
9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Racer practice
11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Race
3:00 p.m. Awards

2012 EASTERN STATES CUP SCHEDULE

May 20    Mountain Creek, NJ
May 27    Plattekill, NY
June 3     Attitash, NH
June 10    Pat’s Peak, NH
June 24    Mount Snow, VT
July 15    Windham, NY
July 29    Killington, VT
Aug 5     Mount Snow, VT
Aug 12    Plattekill, NY
Aug 19    Killington, VT
Sept 2    Plattekill, NY
Sept 16   Attitash, NH
Sept 23   Jiminy Peak, MA
Oct 7      Plattekill, NY

Race Entry

Pro Men & Women $ 75.00
Categories 1,2 & 3  $ 65.00

Includes Lift Tickets for Both Saturday and Sunday.

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 – contact Killington Central Reservations: 800-621-MTNS (6867) or email bookit@killington.com

For course map and more information, please visit http://www.killington.com/ or         www./easternstatescup.com/

Source: Eastern States Cup

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