Attitash Mountain Resort To Host Eastern States Cup Downhill Mountain Biking Weekend

By AlpineZone News |
May 20 2011 - 04:56 PM

New Hampshire State Championship Finals Scheduled for Sunday, June 19th

Bartlett, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort has announced that it will be hosting the New Hampshire State Championship Finals for the Eastern States Cup downhill mountain biking series. The Eastern States Cup (ESC) is a USA Cycling (USAC) Regional Championship Series. Within the ESC series, three separate USAC State Championships will be contested with 4 events in New York, 4 events in Vermont, and 2 events in New Hampshire including the Attitash Mountain Resort New Hampshire State Championship occurring on the weekend of Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th. The other New Hampshire ESC event will be held at Pats Peak on Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, June 12th and it is required that riders compete in both New Hampshire events to qualify for the individual state championship.

“We are pleased to hold the Eastern States Cup event here 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 event should be quite an exciting race for the riders and also something to see for locals and visitors unfamiliar with downhill mountain biking.” Attitash has been offering lift-serviced, downhill, mountain biking since the late 90’s, but the sport has progressed significantly since then. The Eastern States Cup event will feature some of the best regional riders in a single run format taking the best times in age and rider level categories. For this Eastern States Cup event being held for the first time at Attitash, 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 8 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 28th and will then be open daily for the summer beginning Saturday, June 11th. 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 Easter States Cup New Hampshire Finals and mountain biking at Attitash, visit www.attitash.com .

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Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley and considered New Hampshire’s premier year-round vacation area, is celebrating 35 years of summer fun in the Mount Washington Valley offering the original Alpine Slide, new year-round mountain coaster, waterslides, lift-service downhill mountain biking, scenic summit chair ride, and more. For further information, please visit www.attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

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