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POC Eastern States Cup expands for 2014

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The POC Eastern States Cup is offering a full plate of Gravity Racing in its fifth season. With the growth of the series it has become apparent that East Coast mountain bike racers want more racing. The POC ESC is stepping up to supply the demand with two Downhill Series, an Enduro Series and a new SuperD Series. All totaled, the 2014 POC Eastern States Cup will offer 16 Downhill, six Enduro and eight SuperD mountain bike races.

The Atlantic DH Cup and the New England DH Cup

The POC Eastern States Cup will offer two USAC Regional Championship Downhill Race Series in 2014: the New England DH Cup and the Atlantic DH Cup. New England will remain a key region for the POC ESC, while the new Atlantic DH Cup will bring more racing options for those in that region.

The Atlantic DH Cup and the New England DH Cup are both inscribed as USAC Regional Championships. Together the two DH series will offer six USAC State Championships with season ending amateur awards and over $6,000 cash for the Pros. Both DH race series will be open to all, but if your race season budget is tight you can focus on one series to keep that budget in check.

To top off the 2014 POC ESC DH Season, there will be a very special one day, winner take all “POC Eastern States Cup East Coast DH Championship” at Mountain Creek Bike Park in New Jersey. To qualify for this event, racers must finish near the top of their racer class in either the Atlantic DH Cup or the New England DH Cup. This one day USAC Coastal Championship Race will recognize the winners with the USA Cycling Plaques, medals and cash. The purse includes a $5,000 cash purse for pro’s and amateurs. The Pro Men’s winner will take home $1,000 while the Women’s Pro, Cat1 under-18 and Cat1 19-29 race classes will each have $1,000 cash purses.

Featured in the Downhill schedule are two ProGRT National DH races at Mountain Creek Bike Park and Plattekill Bike Park. The DH Series will visit Windham Mountain just two weeks before the UCI World Cup and get a unique opportunity to race the actual World Cup Course. The Series will then return to Windham on World Cup weekend for the POC ESC Citizen’s Race to be held concurrently with the UCI World Cup.

The POC ESC DH season kicks off on May 4 at the Duryea Downhill in Reading PA. It’s the most unique downhill race in the country. The Duryea Downhill takes place in an urban setting and ends at Reading City Park.

2014 POC ESC Atlantic DH Cup USAC Regional Championship Series

  • May 4 Duryea PA – Urban Downhill
  • May 18 Mountain Creek NJ – Pro GRT – NJ State Championship
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June 29 Swain NY – Western New York Championship
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July 27 Windham NY – World Cup Test Event
  • August 9 Windham NY – World Cup Citizen’s Race
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Sept 14 Blue Mtn PA – PA State Championship
  • Oct 12 Plattekill NY – New England and Atlantic Regional DH Championship Series Finals

2014 POC ESC New England DH Cup USAC Regional Championship Series

  • May 25 Plattekill NY – Pro GRT
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June 8 Pat’s Peak NH – NH Bike Festival
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June 15 Sugarbush VT – VT Brewfest Festival
  • July 6 Killington VT – East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship
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July 13 Attitash NH – NH State Championship
  • August 3 Plattekill NY – NY State Championship
  • Sept 21 Attitash NH
  • Oct 5 Jiminy Peak MA – MA State Championship
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Oct 12 Plattekill NY – New England and Atlantic Regional DH Championship Series Finals

2014 POC Eastern States Cup USAC Coastal DH Championship

  • Oct 19 Mountain Creek NJ (Must be qualified)

Enduro Cup

The POC ESC Enduro Cup returns after a very successful inaugural season. The enduro series offers six events and features the most technical tracks at the best resorts in the east. The POC ESC Enduro chip timing system gives perfect results and allows friends to ride and race together, making for a fun, competitive day in the mountains.

FOX Racing will once again award a DOSS Seat post at every enduro race for the fastest climb of the day. The climb is not part of the race, just an extra chance to win a great prize. Wicked Wash has stepped up and will be awarding product to all the 4th and 5th place finishers also known as the “Wicked Wash Winners”.

On the Forth of July holiday weekend, riders from all over are encouraged to join the POC ESC at Killington Resort for the Second Annual East Coast Showdown. The showdown is the one event of the year where racers can compete in DH, Enduro and Super D all in the same weekend.

2014 POC ESC Enduro Cup USAC Regional Championship Series

  • June 1 Plattekill NY – NY State Championship
  • June 22 Blue Mtn PA – PA State Championship
  • July 5 Killington VT – East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship
  • July 20 Plattekill NY – Plattepalooza
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August 17 Attitash NH – NH State Championship
  • Sept 7 Killington VT – Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals

Super D Cup

New is the POC ESC SuperD Series, it’s being offered due to the great response at last year’s POC ESC SuperD test races. The SuperD Series consists of eight races, five State Championships and is the USAC Eastern Regional SuperD Championship Series. The series will have a mix of mass starts by class and timed race runs. Super D starts at the top of the resorts and finishes at the bottom, just like DH with some peddling mixed in.

2014 POC ESC SuperD Cup USAC Regional Championship Series

  • May 18 Mountain Creek NJ – NJ State Championship – ProGRT Weekend
  • May 25 Plattekill NY – ProGRT Weekend
  • June 14 Sugarbush VT – VT Brewfest Festival
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June 21 Blue Mtn PA -PA State Championship
  • July 6 Killington VT – East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship
  • July 19 Plattekill NY – NY State Championship
August 16Attitash NH – NH State Championship
  • Sept 6 Killington VT – Eastern USA Regional SUPER D Championship Series Finals

 

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