Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts POC Eastern States Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Event

By AlpineZone News |
May 22 2012 - 03:26 PM

Bartlett, NH – For a second year, Attitash Mountain Resort will serve as a host venue for the POC Eastern States Cup downhill mountain biking series. The Eastern States Cup (ESC) is a USA Cycling (USAC) Regional Championship Series with events being held in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York. This year, Attitash Mountain Resort will host two individual weekend events, including a regular series points event on the weekend of June 2 & 3 and the New Hampshire State Championship occurring September 15 & 16.

“We are pleased to again host the Eastern States Cup events and to showcase the downhill terrain at Attitash to a visiting field of New England riders,” said Attitash Mountain Bike Programs Coordinator Nate Waterhouse. “The two weekend events, featuring the points event in June and the state championship event in September, should be an exciting race and fun weekend for the riders.” Attitash has been offering lift-serviced, mountain biking since the late 90’s, but the sport and downhill technology has progressed significantly since then. The POC Eastern States Cup event will feature riders competing in a single run format taking the best times in age and rider level categories. The course will be a mix of descending open trails and single-track sections through the woods on Attitash Mountain. These are part of a greater network of 27 designated mountain biking trails that Attitash has continued to develop and maintain for summer & fall use.

Attitash has over 20 miles of mountain bike trails including the more difficult and technically challenging downhill trails and eight cross country trails more suited to all abilities and those just beginning to discover mountain biking as a recreational activity. The mountain bike season at Attitash Mountain Resort will open, weekends only, beginning Saturday, May 26 and will then be open daily for the summer beginning Saturday, June 16. Mountain bike season passes are available for only $99. The Dirt Trax Bike Shop, located on the main floor of the Attitash Base Lodge in the South Wing, stocks a full line of mountain bike clothing and accessories, as well as a fleet of rental bikes and protective gear. For more information on the POC Eastern States Cup events and mountain biking at Attitash, visit attitash.com.

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Attitash Mountain Resort is the original summer fun ski area in the Mount Washington Valley offering the original Alpine Slide, year-round Nor’Easter mountain coaster, waterslides, lift-service downhill and cross-country mountain biking, scenic summit chair ride, and more. Attitash Mountain Resort is also home to the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center providing the areas only full-service, slopeside accommodations. For further information, please visit attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Photo – A downhill mountain bike rider at Attitash Mountain catches a little air in the POC Eastern States Cup course.

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