Eastern States Cup Announces Schedule Updates & New Registration System

Apr 2, 2018
by Eastern States Cup  
ESC Enduro at Glen Park

PRESS RELEASE: Maxxis Eastern States Cup

With the start of the Maxxis Eastern States Cup racing season just weeks away, the stoke is building and sure to reach fever pitch when wheels hit dirt at the Glen Park Enduro on April 21-22. A few tweaks and additions have been made to the 2018 schedule and all the news is good. In case you missed it, here is a link to our season announcement.

What follows is a brief rundown of some last-minute changes to the 2018 season.

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The big news is Windham has returned to the Maxxis ESC downhill schedule. The former (and hopefully future) World Cup downhill venue has just been added to the line up on August 19 and the big track will be featured. This brings the total number of downhill events to eight, with a racer's top six results counting towards the overall title.

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In addition to our new title sponsor and returning sponsors, we are pleased to announce that Transition Bikes is back on board for 2018. Look for a stable of Transition's finest steeds parked outside the Maxxis ESC registration tent at every race and on the mountain too.


We are pleased to announce that Flat Tire Defender has been added to our roster of top-notch sponsors. Aaron Gwin has been using Flat Tire Defenders for a couple years now and he describes them as a game-changing product that has helped improve his race performance. Anyone who has suffered the agony of a race-run flat will appreciate the level of protection this product provides.

Clif Enduro East EWS Qualifier Thunder Mountain - Day One

Registration for all ESC events is now open for all events, with early-bird pricing in effect. Licenses are no longer needed to race and a new streamlined, unified pre-registration process will make everything easier.

ESC race

Another late addition to the Maxxis ESC news feed is that the race-within-a-race competitions have been expanded this year. One Flat Tire Defender foam tire insert will be awarded to the fastest male and female amateur on the Flat Tire Defender Super Stage at enduros this year. The stage will be announced at our racers meeting and identified by banners at that start of that stage. In addition, the fastest in every class gets a Flat Tire Defender drawstring backpack. This new incentive joins our already established stable of in-race premiums. Back for another year are the FOX Transfer Seatpost Climbers Challenge which awards a seatpost to the fastest amateur on a designated climb transfer. The Alex Rims Super Stage is also back, which awards two Alex Rims VOLAR 2.7 enduro/all mountain rims to the fastest male and female amateurs on a designated stage. For downhillers, the FLY Speed Zone awards will be back for the racers who clock the highest speeds through our radar trap.

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Series owner George Ulmer remains committed to growing the sport and helping youngsters get into racing. To that end, the MAXXIS ESC and CLIF will be paying the entry fees for all downhill and enduro racers in the CLIF Kids U12 classes. Yup, CLIF Kids will be racing for free at all enduro and downhill events this season.


Here's the updated schedule. See you in a few short weeks!

April 22 Glen Park, PA
May 6 Plattekill, NY
May 20 Binghamton, NY
June 3 Thunder Mountain, MA
June 17 Blue Mountain, PA
July 15 Sugarbush, VT
Aug 12 Victory Hill, VT
Aug 26 Mountain Creek
Sept 23 Killington, VT
Sept 30 Wilmington, NY
Oct 21 Thunder Mountain, MA Finals

May 6 Plattekill, NY
June 3 Thunder Mountain, MA
June 17 Blue Mountain, PA
July 15 Sugarbush, VT
Aug 19, Windham
Aug 25 Mountain Creek
Sept 23 Killington, VT
Oct 14 Mount Snow, VT Finals

May 6 Plattekill, NY
June 3 Thunder Mountain, MA
June 17 Blue Mountain, PA
July 15 Sugarbush, VT
Aug 26 Mountain Creek
Sept 23 Killington, VT


June 30 - July 1 Mountain Creek, NJ - EWS Qualifier
July 28 - 29 Thunder Mountain, MA - EWS Qualifier
Sept 15 - 16 Victory Hill / Burke Mountain - EWS North American Championship Series Finals

July 8 Burke Mountain

ESC Showdown 2 2018


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  • 14 0
 So your saying I have 3 weeks to get into “racing shape” still? Better get working on my 12oz curls.
  • 3 0
 Plattekill AND Windham... both within a 45 minute drive of me. Hell yeah! If anyone wants to camp in my yard for a couple days, let me know now.
  • 4 0
 Yaaaaaasssssssssss! cant wait !!!!
  • 3 0
 This season is going to be epic! Can’t wait! Thanks for running such a rad series! ????????????????
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