Atlantic DH Cup Pro GRT at Plattekill

May 27, 2014
by Eastern States Cup  
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It was only one year ago that we pulled up to the infamous Plattekill mountain and witnessed mother nature bring down the gates of hell. Freezing rain, snow, wind and sub freezing temperatures set the attitude for what would be a rough weekend of racing. This year the expectations were set. We knew how to handle mother nature if she decided to throw us another curve ball. Rain kits were ready, Hotels were booked and everyone ready for this years Easter States Cup Pro GRT.

This weekend sums up what East Coast riding is all about.. Constant change of weather. mud, slate, roots, puddles, gnarly shoots and people standing on the side lines without a care.

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First Chair

When people started to arrive the mountain was hard to see and the uncertainty of what lay ahead kept people off the lifts.

loving the nest

When we got to the top we were welcomed by rain and what looked like a rain forest.



First section

We love seeing a bunch of East Cost pinners training it time and time again. And people wonder why Neko did so well in Australia.

pull up

double rock

Walker Shaw always looking graceful in the gnarliest of section.

showing people how its done

Mauricio Estrada showing people how its done.

thick mud

Hitting the breaks would barley slow you down. "Slip and slide."

Its great out here

Plattekill isn't only about riding bikes, Its about family, friends, dogs and overall a good time. Just ask this pup.

dirty trails

The rain would ultimately stop late Saturday just in time for seating.. Or so we thought.

go away

damn rain

The rain came back and made one hell of a mess.

mud city

Kid has style

Brain Scolfaro showing the crowd how much he loves his new rig.

Style for days

Dylan Conte making it look easy.

Eastern States Cup Platekill 2014

Eastern States Cup Platekill 2014

Alejandro Ortiz fully committed to the finish.

Sunday was the day we have been waiting for. Beautiful weather, clean air and a good time to be had.
Well how pleasant is this

the man who does it all

George Ulmer making his pre-race track inspection.


Ryan Burney showing that he is worthy of the highlighter kit.

dark earth

Mauricio Estrada fully committed to the line and is full out pinned.

nice weather

Jason Memmelaar alone in the forest making the trees move out of his way.

woman s Podium

The Woman's podium got we and wild as they celebrate the victory that they all had by defeating this track.

off to the finish line

Our mens Winner, Aaron Gwin hitting the 30 MPH mark on the steepest part of the track.

Does your chain hang low

Mens Podium

There is no doubt that this weekend athletes were put to the test, especially those from the West Coast. But everyone was in great spirits, the stoked level was high and the track was amazing. Huge thanks to Plattekill Bike Park for all your hard work. Your efforts gave us one of the best DH tracks we have seen in a long time. We will be back.

Thanks to everyone who made it out. The POC ESC will be back at Plattekill for the first Round of the POC ESC Enduro Cup this weekend 5/31-6/. Our next DH will be the first round of the New England DH Cup at Pats Peak New Hampshire 6/14-15.

Photos and story by: Jarad Kleinberg of MadKats Productions

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  • 5 0
 That's a real fuckin track. i hope nationals looks like this
  • 3 0
 30mph in a section I'm sure a lot of riders are having trouble just staying upright through. UNBELIEVABLE! Gwin really deserves all the hype he gets.
  • 3 0
 that "big" drop is WWWAAAAYYYYYY bigger in person, than on video.
  • 2 0
 how big is it? everybodys head was slamming forward on impact so I knew it was way bigger than it looked.
  • 2 0
 Probably only 7 to 10 but there was a hole that caught your rear wheel and pitched you forward when you landed.
  • 2 0
 Classic Plattekill awesomeness..
  • 2 0
 Great song
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 Pennywise ALL DAY buddy!
  • 1 0
 PLATTY !!!!!!!!!!!

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